Fri, Nov 03|
In Search of Lost Stories: Seeking the Wisdom of the Ancestors
"The past is never dead. It's not even past." ~ Faulkner
Time & Location
Nov 03, 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM MDT
Lucile, 272 Lucile Blvd, Lucile, ID 83542, USA
About the Event
Inspired by this fragment in Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost, “. . . history is made more of crossroads, branchings, and tangles than straight lines," this day retreat will guide participants on a field trip through the lost stories of their lineages.
When we don’t have data, when we don’t have written records, when we’re missing our stories, how can we connect to our pasts? In the absence of material evidence, we’ll turn in this retreat to imagination and memory.
Using guided meditation, journaling prompts, sensory recall, dreams, the power of places and landscapes, and fragmentary family clues, we’ll rely on the wisdom of our bodies, imaginations, intuition, and memories.
For inspiration, we’ll also look at the role of ancestors in myth, as well as traditions of ancestor veneration in various cultures. Additionally, we’ll develop questions to ask of our living elders in our search for our lost stories. For this retreat, we will utilize practices developed and/or inspired by Hilary McBride, Joanna Macy, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Resmaa Menakim, and Malidoma Some, as well as others.
We will share two warm and nourishing autumn meals together during our day - lunch and dinner.
In Search of Lost Stories
+$2.88 service fee
+$2.88 service fee0