• Ancestral Constellations Practice,  Storying Oral Traditions

    Working with Spirit

    In constellations work, from an African perspective, we are honouring the living and the dead! Sometimes we need to honour those who have departed from the physical life but may not yet be at peace in the after-life.  The work of Ancestral Constellations draws on an African tradition, that honours those who have gone before and seeks a healing path for those who are to come. In many parts of Africa and more widely in … Read the rest

  • Storying Oral Traditions

    Constellations as Healing Ritual

    Ancestral Constellations are a modern ritual, a ritual developed for a Western audience but viewed through an African lens in my work.  I view it as a modern ritual based on old ancestral traditions because that is what I see, that is what I hear and that is what I honour in the process and in the sacred journey to heal family and community! Malidoma Some, Dagara Elder, suggests that a constellation is a ritual, … Read the rest

  • Storying Oral Traditions

    Old World-New World

    I have just returned from a trip to Africa, an ancestral journey if you will!’ My journey took me to Benin and Ghana and much has changed since I was last in Ghana in 1987.  It’s exciting and forward-looking with some surprises!  A very modern city with a lot of new investment in some areas and also its fair share of poverty and hardship. I stayed for a few days in Accra and went to … Read the rest

  • Storying Oral Traditions

    Connect the Traditional and Modern

    As part of the journey to connect with my family heritage and ancestral lineage, I find myself increasingly being drawn on a healing path to connect with what feels like an ‘Ancestral Call’ to remember.  Remembering past histories and ancestral wisdom that has been lost to many of us, who survived the ‘middle passage’ of the transatlantic slave trade. When I was getting ready to visit Burkina Faso early in 2016, I didn’t realise that … Read the rest

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