• October 8, 2018
  • 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Namaste Hall, Mission Campus
Add to Calendar 10/08/2018 2:00 pm 10/08/2018 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles A Community Healing Divination Ritual Facilitated by: Monica Mody A Divination Ritual for CIIS people of color Namaste Hall, Mission Campus CIIS Office of Diversity and Inclusion frestrepo@ciis.edu false MM/DD/YYYY

This event wil bring together people of color at CIIS within the container of a healing divination ritual. Divination is an ancient mode of communing with the ancestors and the elemental natural world, and bringing ourselves in harmony with them. Our ancestors steered their lives in partnership with the wisdom of these other worlds, but such non-rational calls to partnership are devalued in colonial modernity. As we continue to decolonize ourselves and our maps of the sacred, we take back our power to walk hand in hand with living ancestral ways and practices.

During the divination ritual, we will come together in community so we might talk to Spirit and the ancestors about individual and collective resilience and empowerment, healing and transformation.

Monica Mody is a writer and poet born in Ranchi, India, of mixed-caste parents. She has studied as a traditional diviner within the Dagara tradition, as brought to the West from Burkina Faso by Dr. Malidoma Some. In her practice, Monica seeks to bring intentionality into her relationship with this divination lineage that has roots in West Africa, and to continue reconnecting to women's spiritual and divination lineages from South Asia. Monica is a keeper of the medicine of the kontomble, as the little people - primordial earth beings - are called by the Dagara. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in East-West Psychology at CIIS.

Please note that this offering is intended for people of color.

Please RSVP by Friday, 10/5 to: frestrepo@ciis.edu

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