• November 12-13, 2022
  • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 a.m. PST)
Add to Calendar 11/12/2022 10:00 am 11/13/2022 1:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Cultivating Ancestor Veneration Practices Join Priestess in the tradition of Palo Kimbisa and mental health counselor Rasia Mykonos Pouncie for a workshop on practicing ancestor veneration, incorporating guided meditation, prayer and ritual work, journaling, and small group discussion. Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 a.m. PST) false MM/DD/YYYY


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Regular Registration: $75-$150
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Important Event Information 

  • This workshop will be live online.
  • This is a two-day workshop.
  • It will run Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. PST. Then Sunday from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. PST. 
  • Portions of this workshop will be recorded, and limited access to a recording will be made available to those who attend the live event.

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In a society where dominant pop culture is the norm, the unique imprint of our soul through the song of our ancestors is lost. This is done systematically to disconnect us from a way of life that is rooted in ritual because it is easier to control people who have lost the connection to their past.  

This homogenization says we are all the same instead of celebrating our differences and utilizing them as a bridge toward deeper understanding. It also serves to keep us in the mundane, no longer using our sixth sense—our inner knowing, the magic and wonder that lies beyond the executive functioning mind. 

Regardless of whether we feel connected to our ancestors, we would not be who we are without them. It is this belief that guides ancestor veneration—a practice of honoring those who have come before us. Ancestor veneration works to uplift one's lineage in remembrance of their love, success, sacrifice, support, lessons, traditions, and hardships. All too often, the link between us and our ancestral lineage is broken, but through ancestor veneration, the practitioner can nurture a relationship with their ancestors that is supportive to their healing, the healing of their ancestors, and the healing of generations to come. 

Join Priestess in the tradition of Palo Kimbisa and mental health counselor Rasia Mykonos Pouncie for a powerful workshop on practicing ancestor veneration. Rasia guides participants through developing their own ancestral veneration practice including making an altar, rituals, and how to work with archetypes to deepen their understanding of their ancestors. Rasia also shares how to navigate the complexities of connecting with ancestors including how to align this practice with your religious views/practices or the religious views/practices of your ancestors. Rasia provides a framework for how to practice with ancestors who are not whole or healed as well as how to find meaningful connection if you do not know your ancestors or your lineage. 

Rasia provides an Indigenous lens to this highly experiential workshop, which incorporates guided meditation, prayer and ritual work, journaling, and small group discussion.

Rasia's portrait headshot. Rasia is smiling, standing/leaning in front of greenery. She has dark, curly hair, and is wearing a brightly-colored dress.

Rasia Mykonos Pouncie
is a Priestess in the tradition of Palo Kimbisa. This is an ancient practice that has its roots in the Congo Basin. Rasia has been a practitioner for 20 years. In addition to this, she utilizes quantum healing, crystal energetics, tarot, astrology, and her Clair abilities in her practice. Rasia also draws from her ongoing practice with entheogens. Rasia provides services to her clients as a Certified Intuitive Life Coach and holds a master's degree in mental health counseling.

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