Ancestor Interviews

Indigenous cultures worldwide believe consciousness persists after death, and both the living and the dead can benefit from cultivating an ongoing relationship. Participants in this workshop will explore such relationships through Ancestor Interviews. An individual (a “descendant”) describes an ancestor to the group, and a group member takes the role of that ancestor in a conversation with the descendant. The interview offers the chance to articulate and enhance our connection with the dead, while helping us embrace forgotten parts of ourselves. If time allows, we will use discussion and writing exercises to examine further the roles of ancestors in our lives, and our possible roles in their death.