As we move towards the Summer Solstice (and gratefully out of Mercury retrograde!) we'd like to share some updates for Circle of Ancestors.
The Polish Ancestral Healing Project (PAHP) which is fiscally sponsored by COA, now has a new website:
PAHP was founded by Atava Garcia Swiecicki and Maura Singer Williams in 2004 when they embarked upon a journey to their shared ancestral homeland of Poland.
Their work in Poland & the US draws upon their indigenous Slavic and Judaic traditions to reconnect with the spirit of the Polish land and to face and heal the wounds of their Polish ancestors. Visit the site to learn more about the work PAHP.
Our guest blogger this month will be Venus Herbito, an Indigenous Mind graduate with ancestry from the Phillipines. She will be blogging about her own recovery work as well as how the remembrance work is going on as she travels to her homeland.
We are celebrating the submission of our tax-exemption paperwork to the IRS! By the way, any donations made to us now will be retroactively tax-deductible once we receive our tax-exempt status.
Heidi Guttmann is preparing to present as part of a panel at Dreaming Across Borders, the International Association for the Study of Dreams Conference in Montreal in July. She will speak about her life-changing White Tigress Dream. The lead up to this presentation is her re-publication of two posts on footbinding on our blog:
The final post will be published after the dream conference. Teresa MacColl, our guest blogger for March, will also be presenting at the conference.
Last March, Marcela Sabin attended the The convening of Indigenous Peoples for the Healing of Mother Earth in Palenque, Mexico. This convening was “planned by and for Indigenous peoples from North America to bring together Indigenous leaders, including spiritual and traditional healers, elders, wisdom keepers, and practitioners, to address the need for immediate intervention and action, based upon original teachings, in order to ensure a healthy future for our coming generations. We recognize that our current and future actions must not be based upon the same worldview that has brought such global destruction to Mother Earth. We must reclaim and revitalize the wisdom passed on to us from our Ancestors about how to be responsible to each other and to the Natural World. "