Standing Stones Sanctuary Presents:.

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STIRRING THE ANCESTRAL CAULDRON

Conversations with the Otherworld

through Divination, Fire Ritual,  Expressive Arts, Movement, Dreams & Storytelling

Sunday, October 30, 2016,   4:30 –  7:30 p.m.   – $50.00 offering

 

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Is there someone in the otherworld you wish to speak to, to know how they are doing, to ask them questions that you could never ask when they were living!  Are there questions in your soul you long to have answers to?  Are you ready to receive the wisdom from the great mystery and then to create a sacred ritual to embody this wisdom?

Indigenous cultures knew that our ancestors were a source of immense wisdom and were available from the other world to guide and protect their descendants.  In our contemporary times, many of us have forgotten the importance of honoring our lineage or continue to carry unresolved issues from ancestors. When we began to excavate these memories, many times we will find our deepest purpose and meaning for living through honoring the ancestors.   As we uncover and discover the sacred stories of our ancestors, we can begin to reclaim our own ancient indigenous wisdom.  In this reclamation, will can bring forth our sacred soul medicine to contribute to the well-being of ourselves, our families, our community and to bless the world at large.

Please bring photographs or sacred objects that represent your ancestors! 

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Reda Rackley, M.A., is a cultural mythologist, author, educator, storyteller, expressive artist and shamanic counselor. She lectures and facilitates women’s retreats bridging mythology, depth psychology, and spirituality. Reda was initiated into the indigenous kontomble medicine of the Dagara tribe in Burkina Faso, West Africa and teaches ancient shamanic traditions through storytelling, ritual, art and divination. Published selections are included in The Circle Continues Women Respond to the Circle of Stones, Judith Duerk, ed. Kiss me Goodnight, Stories and Poems by Women Who Were Girls When their Mothers Died, Ann O’Fallon & Margaret Vaillancourt, eds, The Anthology of Monterey Bay Poets, Ryan Masters, ed & . Reda’s C.D. “Mud, Blood, and Blackberries: Fictional Memoirs.”

“A story waitin’ to be born, buried so deep inside that it takes years, sometimes generations, for the story to claw its way out of darkness. This story got lost in the veins of your grandpa and trapped in the bones of your great grandmother. Abandoned and forgotten, the silent story shakes and rattles the very core of your soul. Until one day, the ancestor winds howl and moan through the ancient caves of your memory. You, the Chosen One, become the holy vessel of remembrance…you weep, you dance, you write, you howl, you sing, you paint the story that has never been told!   BoneWoman 

RSVP – redarack@sbcglobal.net

Potluck

PLEASE PARK ON THE ROAD – Please Do not park to the left of the driveway – Private property !  Bring a flashlight!

Ritual at Standing Stones

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You opened your soul and invited us in. You held us as babes learning to crawl, then walk, and run. You nourished us with all the love of a mother warrior. You held up the mirror to our souls so that we might know and live our truth. The ancestors rejoice every day that you heard and heeded their call. You kept the faith and led us, while also being transparent and vulnerable. These are the traits of a great leader.  I do see you and I know you see me too. You stood by me and comforted me when my mother passed.  You helped me face my fears and embrace my magnificence. I stand tall in my medicine because you showed me the way. Your gift of self to each of us is now ours to pass on to others. You are as the wings of a butterfly – your gentle motion has caused an ocean of energy that will impact thousands of people before we are put to rest on this earth…Edi Osborne

Reda  knows how to tap into the sacred space where the ancestors speak directly to us. In her nurturing yet direct style, she helps us see and treasure our dreams, and gives us ways to honor and support them. What a gifted shaman!   P. H. Trachta, M.A.  Life coach and Energy Medicine

“Reda’s work is deeply insightful, and very healing.  Her talent and skill in helping make connections with the ancestors for the purpose of healing in mine and my unborn child’s life, made so much sense to me. Her work was a gift.”  L. Dampsey

Words seem pale when speaking about a glimpse into the world of ancestors through  divination by Reda Rackley. Images. Affirmation. Clarification. Rituals to heal the old and open new doors. When I am at a crossroads, I call Reda. When I need guidance about the next step, I call Reda. Power has always flowed whether it was through the telephone lines, in her sacred space or in Jamaica.  As I said, it is hard to speak of this power through something as limited as words.  Nancy M. Thurston