When people connect with their earth-based spiritual history, they begin to claim and create a life of sovereignty and interconnected healing. We all have the power within us, lineages of potency connected to source-wisdom, the beings and creatures of the elements, plants, place.
I was told in a dream to offer a class in ancestral connection, which has been my soul work for the past five years. We will explore the potentials of storytelling, genealogy and DNA, but also craft practices to connect with lineage beyond our cultural or familial memory.
According to one model, each of us has in our lineage around six billion ancestors...and that's just from the past 12,000 years.
All of those lives existed to create your life. And the ancestors live on, quite literally, in and through us, shaping our physical and spiritual descendants. Working with the ancestors, learning their stories and myths, their practices and foods, their songs and crafts is an incredible healing.
And ancestors are not simply human. We carry within us the other beings and creatures of this earth. The elements, the wights. We will spend time creating protected channels for ancestral communication, to see who from the human and non-human lineages wishes to speak through you.
This class includes four weekly recorded video lectures, downloadable workbook pages, sacred art and writing exercises and live ceremonies of opening and closing. It ran from November 1-22nd, 2017, but is nonlinear and may be joined at any time.
Week 1: Following the motherline and claiming your true name
Week 2: Wights, land and place-based ancestor work
Week 3: Healing the lineage patterns, weaving wyrd
Week 4: Ancestor reverence, care and tending
Suggested donation for this class is $100, which you can make as a one time donation or split into four payments of $25 a month.
Or make a tax-deductible donation that considers the value of this course in your life and your ability to support this creative effort. You may donate as a one-time gift, or with a recurring monthly donation through my fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, a 501c3. Please donate here:
All gifts help support me in creating and reweaving new visions for living with my body's disability and healing.
Please note: because of my cyclic illness, class times and dates sometimes need to be revised, extended or rescheduled. Because of this I cannot offer refunds. Your donation is a gift, the classes are a gift, and by this exchange we agree to reciprocity without expectation. Sending love.
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I'm a storyteller, artist and educator working at the intersection of image and word. My interests include folk spirituality, ancestral mythology, ritual and the sacred creative. This work is an offering. I am the author of The Moon Divas Guidebook: Spirited Self-Care for Women in Transition, The Moon Divas Oracle Book and Card Deck, and illustrator of The Runes Revealed.. You can investigate more of my work and sign up for my quarterly Myth and Moon Letters at laravesta.co.