Join Daniel Foor with Hawaiian Wisdom Keeper, Kumu Ramsay Taum
This immersion will include all the elements of the three-day ancestral lineage healing intensive as taught by Dr. Foor with a day+ of learning and experiential ritual woven throughout by Hawaiian wisdom keeper, Kumu Ramsay Taum.
The retreat is open to people of all ancestries. Traditional Hawaiian teachings and ritual processes guided by Kumu will be rooted in an ethic of humility, heart, cross-cultural diplomacy, and healing with the land and elements. This is *not* a training in how to guide either the ancestral lineage healing process or the traditional teachings brought forward by Kumu, but rather an opportunity for ritually-embodied and place-honoring healing with your blood ancestors alongside foundational Native Hawaiian teachings. If questions remain after reading over the info below, please be in touch. Spaces are limited to 23 participants and likely to fill.
This intensive is from the evening of Wednesday, April 24th (7-8:30pm) through the morning of Sunday, April 28th (9-11am). Inexpensive lodging on site is possible for this intensive ($150-$220 total in addition to retreat cost), with more info on the registration page. Meals are not included, and there is a café on site. Cost for this three full days (parts of five days) intensive is $500, and there are spaces for 23 participants. Reduced rate and scholarship spaces are designated for participants of Native Hawaiian ancestries or other historically disadvantaged groups. The ritual work and teaching space is also explicitly LGBTQ-welcoming. Installment plans are available for each option using PayPal or credit card.
Registration is open at: https://ancestralmedicine.org/event/intensive-oahu-4-24-2019/
We acknowledge this event is taking place on the occupied ancestral lands of diverse Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) peoples. We encourage participants to become educated on the history of the land, including the illegal occupation of Hawai’i, and to support Hawaiian-run organizations working to support traditional wisdoms and cultural wellness.
Description for the three-day intensive: Everyone has loving and wise ancestors, and by reaching out for their support we access tremendous vitality for personal and family healing. In addition to supporting repairs with living family, our ancestors encourage healthy self-esteem and help us clarify our destiny, relationships, and work in the world.
Participants will learn to relate safely and directly with recent and more ancient ancestors. This includes helpful guides and teachers as well as the dead who are still in need of assistance (both perpetrators and victims). The work will closely follow Dr. Foor’s book, Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing. Expect to engage lineage ancestors in heart-centered ritual through prayer/song, visioning practices, and group dialogue. There are no prerequisites, however, prior experience with inner work and relating with spirit guides/teachers are both helpful.
Folks new to ancestor work, adoptees, and those with a tough experience of family are warmly welcome. The training will be a trauma-aware, multicultural ritual container that embraces the relationship of ancestral repair and cultural healing. Preregistration and full attendance is requested (see below).
We are strongly committed to keeping the work accessible to people of diverse backgrounds and variable means while also supporting our teaching staff. Native Hawaiians and participants of other historically disadvantaged ancestries (as well as those serving such populations) are encouraged to join if needed by using scholarship options. If anyone specifically of Native Hawaiian ancestries encounters any obstacles to full participation, and the designated full scholarship spaces are already spoken for, please let us know. If you would like to help us to keep this work accessible or if you have enjoyed financial assistance previously and wish to extend this gift to others, please consider donating to our scholarship fund: https://ancestralmedicine.org/scholarship-fund/.
About Guest Teacher, Kumu Ramsay Taum
Kumu Ramsay Taum is an internationally recognized cultural resource, sought after keynote speaker, lecturer, trainer, and facilitator. Mentored and trained by respected kūpuna (elders), he is a practitioner and instructor of several Native Hawaiian practices: hoʻoponopono (stress release and mediation), lomi haha (body alignment) and Kaihewalu Lua (Hawaiian combat/battle art). Learn more about this offerings here: www.ramsaytaum.com.
Daniel Foor, Ph.D., MFT, guides trainings, rituals, and sessions focused on honoring ancestors, tending our relations with the natural world, and remembering our unique destiny and calling. He is the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing and has guided ancestor-focused healing rituals through the United States since 2005. For more info on his offerings and for free resources on earth-honoring spirituality visit: http://www.ancestralmedicine.org