Ancestral Remembrance Class
Ancestral Remembrance with Erin Langley
*Meets Fridays 6-8 for 9 weeks
*First Class: March 18th
*Class meets in Oakland California (email for location)
To Register: Contact Lindsey Boldt (class TA) for an application at email@example.com
This work is designed to help people of all backgrounds reconnect with our indigenous minds, heritages, and traditions. Working as a group provides safety and context, and magnifies our momentum. This work is guided by the ancestors, and requires a stable mind, community, and support system.
Series includes introductory curriculum on community dreaming, lucid dreaming, decolonization, indigenous gender concepts, subjective science, ethnoautobiography, calendrical arts, divination systems, folk arts, offerings, relating with elders, avoiding cultural appropriation, native languages and storytelling, indigenous health and medicine, whole-minded activism, dream doctoring, navigating ancestral shadows, relating with gods and nature spirits, redefining home, group acupuncture for ancestral remembrance, possible guest teachers, and more.
Be a Portal between Worlds: Remember and work with your dreams to guide the process of ancestral remembrance and cultivate continuity between day and night. Keep clear boundaries with the other world to establish sanity, spiritual hygiene, and balance. Interact respectfully with sacred sites to be transformed by their ceremonial memory. Learn a divination system from your lineage (reading runes, throwing bones, tossing coins or yarrow sticks, fire-gazing, augury, etc.) so you can have a direct line of communication with the spirit world.
Heal Yourself; Heal the Generations: Process ancestral trauma and genocide to heal yourself (physically, emotionally, and spiritually), your predecessors, and future generations. Live the inherited stories that empower you, and release those that bind you. Learn your native songs, dances, and cultural arts to share in the joyful expressions of your tribes. Address trauma and addiction through an ancestral framework. Develop relationships with the land you live on and feel connected to the natural rhythms of your geographical home by participating in appropriate seasonal behavior.
Take Root in Your Culture: Design your regalia (traditional attire) so you can walk in the strength and beauty of your ancestors at ceremonies and special occasions. Make a traditional offering to restore our natural state of gratitude, and acknowledge reciprocity between worlds. Access genealogical testing and resources to learn the story of human migration, and find out why your ancient origins can differ from your known cultural inheritance. Learn cultural lore to establish a framework for your experiences.
Materials include weekly readings, homework assignments, compendium of electronic resources, genealogical references, and a private online forum for group check-ins between sessions.
Anyone can benefit from Ancestral Remembrance, including practicing Christians, people who are adopted, people with significant family trauma, and those who follow traditions outside of their genetic heritage. Understanding who we are more deeply in this body refines our capacity and impact on the world.
$100 deposit due: Feb 18th
Payment plans available. Some scholarships may also be available depending on class size and need.
If you are interested in a payment plan, it will be 3 installments of $167.00, with the first payment being due on March 18, the second payment on April 15, and the last payment on May 13 (the last class). The initial deposit is due February 18.