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
With Kontomble Voice Diviner, Liv Wheeler