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Ritual Skills for Ancestral and Cultural Healing (Athens, GA)

February 11 @ 10:00 am - February 12 @ 5:00 pm EST

***Participants are welcome to either day of this weekend training and encouraged to join for both; full description below.***

For thousands of years our diverse ancestors have turned to ritual technologies to help bring about needed changes in this reality. Here in the United States our recent election has brought the imperative for social and earth justice even more to the doorstep of historically privileged groups. By taking a cue from our ancestors and rooting our worldly service in connection to the sacred, we can stay effective and resourced for the long-haul.

Participants in this weekend training will learn foundational ritual skills to support their participation in cultural healing. We’ll keep the time heart-aware, experiential, and focused on work with the spirits. We’ll minimize political discussion per se and foreground the need for cultural healing with respect to sex/uality and gender, religion, colonialism, racism, greed/income inequality, and earth disconnection.

Specifically we’ll explore:
-the role of the ancestors in cultural healing
-skills for earth connection, including respect for Native cultures
-importance of staying true to your personal destiny & unique gifts
-basics of energetic protection and healthy boundaries
-practices for personal cleansing and renewal

Saturday our focus will be ancestral repair work with an emphasis on social and earth justice implications of the work. This can serve as an intro day for folks new to ancestral healing and a useful renewal/practice day for folks already immersed in the method.

Sunday we’ll focus on the topics above that are not ancestor-specific (e.g., clarifying destiny, energetic protection, grief work) with an emphasis on how they relate to cultural healing. Both days of ritual will be experiential.

Folks new to ritual practice and those with years of experience all welcome. It’s truly OK to come for just one of the days and great if you can be with us for the full weekend.Cost is $100/day and $180 for the full weekend (and just talk with me if you need a reduction to be able to join). We gather 10am-5pm each day. To register, please Paypal of all or part of the total to: ancestralmedicine@gmail.com.

Training will be led by Dr. Daniel Foor, author of the upcoming book Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. For more on my offerings see: ancestralmedicine.org.