Oregon Ancestralization - Sweet Home Oregon - July 28th - 31st, 2016

We invite you to gather with us…for a four day 'Ritual of Ancestralization' -

to share stories, to remember what has been lost, to reconnect with our

Ancestors, our roots, and to deepen our experience of being embodied in this

moment on earth. We come together collectively to support one another as a

sacred community to grieve, heal, ground, flourish and grow.

Ritual of Ancestralization

When Malidoma Some, elder of the Dagara tribe, came to the West, he carried

deep within his medicine a bundle of traditional wisdom, a profound method for

healing our ancestral pathways called the 'Ritual of Ancestralization'. In

Malidoma's home village of Dano, Burkina Faso, West Africa, when a person dies

hundreds of villagers come together to support that one soul's crossing. Village

life halts in order to support this soul's crossing. For three days and three nights,

there is drumming, chanting, singing, grieving, and the collective offering of

energetic and sacred devotion needed to help a soul transition.

In the West, we have largely disconnected from our traditional practices around

death and dying. Coming together as community, in order to support the soul's

transition, is an age old practice, yet a nearly lost ritual form in our modern

society. As modernity and ancient ways now blend together to foster a more

rounded human pathway forward, we will embrace this ancient Ritual of

Ancestralization as an opportunity to delve deeply into the human waters that

these essential rites activate and invoke. Many cultures still have wonderfully

intact practices, to make certain that the soul reaches its final destination, in

order to enter the realm of the ancestors. In modern culture, we've largely


When Malidoma came to the West, he recognized that this traditional ritual

would need to be adapted to meet the needs of the Western Culture. In

facilitating this ritual many times since her training and apprenticing with

Malidoma, Liv has adjusted the ritual in various areas to further harmonize it within our culture.


Our Ritual of Ancestralization will commence on the afternoon of Thursday, July

28 and complete on Sunday, July 31.

A campsite will be provided but we kindly ask that each guest be responsible for

their own tent, supplies and beverages. We will have someone on site to prepare

delicious, healthy, and nourishing meals for you so that you may focus on the

ritual. Dressing for the weather and terrain is recommended. A checklist and ritual

preparation documents will be made available to ensure you are well prepared

for your experience.

This ritual is a living event that we will activate and co-create together.


LOCATION: Lost Prairie Campground, Sweet Home, OR


If interested in registering for this event, please respond to us at

ancestorbridgeteam@gmail.com, with the subject line: OR REGISTRATION

The registration form will be sent to you along with the non-refundable deposit

and payment information.

Liv WheelerComment