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Ritual of Ancestralization

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

Coming together as community in order to support the soul's transition is an age old practice. Many cultures still have wonderfully intact practices to make certain that the soul reaches its final destination and enters the realm of the ancestors. But in our modern western society, we have largely forgotten or disconnected from such traditional practices around death and dying. Nonetheless, as modernity and ancient ways now blend together to foster a more integrated pathway forward, we can embrace practices like this ancient Ritual of Ancestralization as an opportunity to delve deeply into the human waters that these essential rites activate and invoke.

When Malidoma Some, elder of the Dagara tribe, came to the West, he carried a profound method for healing our ancestral pathways called the 'Ritual of Ancestralization.' In his home village of Dano, Burkina Faso, West Africa, when a person dies village life halts so that each village may come together to support that one 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.

Malidoma recognized that this traditional ritual would need to be adapted to meet the needs of the Western Culture. While facilitating this ritual many times her own since completing her training and apprenticing, Liv has recognized that there are a few areas to make adjustments to further harmonize it within our culture. The Ritual of Ancestralization that we will come together for represents and reflects the integration of both the tradition of the Dagara people, as well as Liv’s breadth of experience, intuition, gifts, and relationship with Spirit.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 through Sunday, October 15, 2017

350 USD

Lumberton, Mississippi

With Kontomble Voice Diviner, Liv Wheeler

Photography by Zen Cohen (

Photography by Zen Cohen (

Liv Wheeler is an initiated Kontomble Voice Diviner, a voice for the ‘little people,’ and international ritual facilitator. She studied and apprenticed with Malidoma Some for 8 years and spent months at a time working with the diviners and shamans in Burkina Faso, West Africa. She currently teaches workshops and facilitates rituals internationally to help connect people with their ancestors, Kontomble, as well as other elemental forces. Liv, with her ability to offer true facilitation, has gained recognition and honor in different cultures for her ability to connect people with the otherworld in a way that is healing and authentic. She also recently co-founded The Sacred Elemental Wisdom Institute with Dr. Katherine Coder to help empower women while they to move into deep roots of earth-based spiritual practice for personal transformation and to assist others in their growth and healing.


 A campsite will be provided but we kindly ask that each guest be responsible for their own tent and supplies.  There are a few beds in shared rooms as well. Upon registration you will have an opportunity to let us know which is preferable to you. We will try to accommodate everyone's needs and desires as best we can.


We will have someone on site to prepare delicious, healthy, and nourishing meals for you so that you may focus on the ritual. There will be 8 meals provided that will be gluten free, vegetarian, and with dairy and nuts on the side. You will be responsible for all other snacks, beverages, and offerings.


To reserve your space, please send your nonrefundable payment of 350 USD to through PayPal Friends and Family.

All payments are due by September 28, 2017 at 7pm CST.

To register, please email with confirmation of nonrefundable payment and attendee name(s) with your completed Registration Form, Healing Agreement, and Liability Waiver found in the link below.

You will then be required schedule an intake call with one of the members of our support team in preparation for the ritual experience. You will be added to the ritual’s private Facebook group as well.  

Two weeks before the ritual you will also receive a welcome letter, checklist, and a few ritual preparation guidelines.

By taking the steps to register, the ritual has already begun for you. Ancestralizations are incredibly potent and powerful ceremonies and often times the work begins long before you arrive. It requires commitment. The registration process, from start to finish, is part of the spiritual and energetic container of this ritual, nourishing the seeds of cohesion, harmony, trust and cooperation for our sacred time together. 

This ritual is a living event that we will activate and co-create together. We look forward to being in community and creation with you!

Registration Forms

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