Channeling the World to Come
A Solstice Ritual on Conscious Co-Creation
with Sukina Noor, Rachel Jamison Webster, and Daniel Foor
December 21, 2023 | 90 min.
3:30pm New York | 12:30pm Vancouver | 21:30 Berlin
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We human folk are meaning-makers, creatures of pattern and story, relational to the core. Cave paintings over 40,000 years old are but a recent record of our entanglement and dreaming here with our many Earth kin.
In this co-woven solstice teaching and guided ritual, participants will be invited to visit their creative and spiritual practices with a focus on conscious partnership with the greater.
Presenters will share from their personal journey of learning to more consciously partner with the ancestors, the Earth, and the unseen, both in their artistic endeavors and in their everyday life.
The approach will be kind, encouraging, and culturally mindful. The intent is for those who join to both feel inspired in their daily lives and creative endeavors and to acquire a new skill or two for partnering with supportive forces.
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This session will also touch on themes we’ll explore much more deeply in our upcoming course, Writing with the Dead, which begins on January 11. Co-taught by Rachel Jamison Webster and Daniel Foor, this eight-week course focuses on writing and ritual as practices to facilitate ancestral and cultural healing and reconnection.
We’re hard-wired for conscious partnership with the ancestors, the Earth, and the unseen. This is normal. This is learnable.
Sukina is a poet, spoken-word artist, playwright, and workshop facilitator who has toured extensively across UK, Europe, America and Africa. She has facilitated creative writing workshops empowering participants to use their words as a way to access their authentic voice and awaken the heart. Sukina delivered a Tedx Talk on the healing potential of poetry in 2017, she holds a BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature and Caribbean Studies and is currently pursuing an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes with a focus on the healing potential in the poetry of the Sufi mystics of West Africa. Learn more
Rachel Jamison Webster
Rachel is a professor of Creative Writing at Northwestern University and the author of Benjamin Banneker and Us: Eleven Generations of an American Family, which tells the stories of her ancestors to explore race, identity, genius, and justice in American history. She has also published four books of poetry, including Mary is a River. Rachel’s ancestors hail from the American Midwest, Ireland, England, France, Senegal, and Guinea. Rachel is devoted to diversity, inclusion, literary ethics, and creating safe and transformative spaces for people to share their personal and ancestral stories. Learn more
Daniel Foor, PhD
Daniel is a doctor of psychology, experienced ritualist, and the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. He is an initiate in the Òrìṣà tradition of Yoruba-speaking West Africa and has learned from teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and the older ways of his English and German ancestors. Daniel is passionate about training aspiring leaders and change makers in the intersections of cultural healing, animist ethics, and applied ritual arts. He lives with his wife and two daughters near Granada, Spain in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Learn More