Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their support we access tremendous vitality for personal and family healing. In addition to supporting repairs with living family, our ancestors encourage healthy self-esteem and help us to clarify our destiny, relationships, and work in the world.
Participants will learn to relate safely and directly with family ancestors, both helpful guides and the dead in need of assistance. The work will closely follow Dr. Foor’s book, Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. Expect to engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual through prayer/song, visioning practices, and group dialogue. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with inner work and relating with spirit guides/teachers are both helpful.
Folks new to ancestor work, adoptees, and those with a tough experience of family are warmly welcome. The training will be a trauma-aware, multicultural ritual container that embraces the relationship of ancestral engagement with cultural healing and decolonization work. Those with a healing arts practice will learn new skills to support your work. Spaces are limited, and cost is $650 AUD for the three full days (10am-5pm each day).
Preregistration and full attendance is requested, and registration is open (see form on this page). We are strongly committed to keeping the work accessible to people of diverse backgrounds and variable means while also supporting our teachers in sustaining ways. If you need financial assistance to join, please see our application for payment plans and partial scholarship spaces. If you would like to join us in keeping this work accessible or if you have enjoyed financial assistance previously and now wish to extend this gift to others, please consider a donation to our scholarship fund. For further details on this intensive see: ancestral lineage healing intensives.
We acknowledge this event is taking place in the ancestral lands of the Wurundjeri People, one part of the larger Kulin Nation. We have initiated dialogue with the Wurundjeri Land & Compensation Cultural Heritage Council to best understand traditional etiquette and ways to align with local cultural healing efforts during this trip to the Melbourne area. We welcome other ideas and connections toward this intent and encourage folks to become educated on the history of the land and support local Aboriginal organizations.
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