Ancestral Healing

Ancestors: Remembering, Healing and Honoring the Lineage 4-week Course
Teacher: Vanessa
Prerequisite: None, but Dream Alchemy 6-Week course is recommended
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Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep 

By Mary Elizabeth Frye 

“Do not stand at my grave and weep 
I am not there; I do not sleep. 
I am a thousand winds that blow, 
I am the diamond glints on snow, 
I am the sun on ripened grain, 
I am the gentle autumn rain. 
When you awaken in the morning’s hush 
I am the swift uplifting rush 
Of quiet birds in circled flight. 
I am the soft stars that shine at night. 
Do not stand at my grave and cry, 
I am not there; I did not die.  “

The practice of creating, building and maintaining relationships with the Ancestors is not a new concept. It is found in many traditions across the world and has been practiced among many cultures for thousands of years. Regardless of this, we can’t deny that our Western culture has built fear around the concept of death and enforce the idea that we are separate from one another and the Earth. As a result, our culture has lost the will to maintain these relationships. In this course, Vanessa’s goal is to enlighten you with the importance, the magick, and the healing power that is found in Ancestor reverence. She will provide you with the knowledge to begin your own personal practice and help debunk the idea that you must know your lineage and heritage well in order to have a relationship with your Ancestors. During this four-week journey you will have the opportunity to cultivate and start your own personal Ancestral relationships. Vanessa will offer different ways to do this all while sharing stories from her personal journey and magickal practices including those derived from pagan and Faery traditions. 

This course will include lecture, ritual and meditation. It is highly recommended to get your DNA test done before the course begins but is not required.  

Syllabus: The Four Passageways 

Week 1: Introduction & The Grove Purpose Ancestor Lineage Identification The Family Tree Ceremony 
Week 2: The Blue Quill Self-reflection Trauma Patterns Conditioning Expectations 
Week 3: The Silver Moon Spiritual Hygiene Potential Relationships Communication Ceremony 
Week 4: The Emerald Fountain  Altars Offerings Rituals Healing practices Closing Healing Ceremony 

Here are four Ancestral Healing Ceremonies. Each of these ritual meditations explores the branches of the elements to connect to the place that you live, your teachers, your past and future selves, and your bloodline.