• Ancestral Constellations

    Working with Spirit

    Honouring the Living and the Dead In constellations work, from an African perspective, we are summoning ancestral spirits! 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 traditional African spirituality, that which 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 cultures from India, to China and Japan, Ancestors are an important part of community life.  In Africa, ancestors are considered to be part of the family and community.  They are to be revered, not worshipped as is often thought.  Reverence means to acknowledge and honour, those who have come before and to hold them in your thoughts after they have departed from this earth. Looking to the Past for Healing Many…

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    Black Salt at Tate Liverpool

    Black Salt at Tate Liverpool Liverpool International Slavery Museum Exhibition November 2018 Lives of Britains Black Sailors I was so lucky to see this exhibition a few months ago, it stories a part of British and African and Caribbean history that is little told.  The exhibition was held in Liverpool at the Tate Liverpool.   It proved to be a fitting place to hold it with its history and location as a slave port and there was relevance for my journey, both personal and professional. And to be honest I was surprised and delighted by the exhibition, a small glimpse into past and present history. The following text is taken from the Tata Liverpool’s website Black Salt: Britain’s Black sailors revealed the contribution Black seafarers have made to some of the most significant maritime events of the past 500 years. The exhibition was based on the book ‘Black Salt: Seafarers of African…

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    Journey to Dano

    You're Almost Out! "You're almost out", said Malidoma at a Cowery Shell reading that I had with him in 2015.  It was the second time that I had been to see him, the first the previous year. I returned this time because I felt that I had unfinished business.  I knew that I had spiritual work to do.  I knew that I was on an ancestral path and I knew that I had forgotten something. "You're almost out", he said, "but there isn't anything else I can do for you here, you need to come to Burkina Faso and see African spiritual technology at work." "What is he talking about I thought?"  Dashing the idea away into the back of my mind, I thought "hmm, maybe next year!" But come January 2016 I was on the bus taking us from Ouagadougou to Dano, his home village Travelling with Malidoma I…