Sacred Death Workshop
Tending a Sacred Death: The Ceremony & Magic of Tending to Death and the Dying
Dates: Sunday November 11th, 2018 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Teacher: Ylva Mara Radziszewski of Crow Song Healing Arts & The Cunning Crow Apothecary
Cost: $150 general admission; please purchase a ticket to reserve your spot. Sliding scale ticket options are reserved for those who would otherwise be unable to attend due to cost; please pay what you are honestly able to afford.
About the Course:
Death is a Birthright...whose sacred nature has recently begun to be reclaimed. This intensive is designed for those called to sit and support, as a ceremony witness, the birthright of another's death. Death is a complex ally to make peace with, and in many respects Death is the most intimate ally of Life. We will explore these concepts and more. In facilitating as full an immersion as possible, I will draw from my experience in Social Work, ceremonial and personal experience with death work, and my work as a Hospice volunteer. We will share stories and craft new ones as we explore the various faces in the cosmology of Death.
In this workshop we will:
Discuss the physical and spiritual biology of the dying process
Explore multiple cosmologies around Death
Examine our own beliefs about dying, death and the in-between
Learn techniques to set, maintain and clear sacred space to support a beneficial and full passage
Experience compassionate listening in the presence of death
Learn to co-create rituals around phases of death, focusing on the times before, during and just following physical death
Learn to co-create a funerary ceremony, including the preparation of the body and serving as an ally for the bereaved.
*Strong journeying skills and open heart are necessary*
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