Ancestralization: 5-Day Ritual Intensive~Asheville, NC~ August 2-6, 2023

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~Above image by Craig Tracy~

Pre-requisite for this intensive is IAST #1 Elemental Medicine Immersion

For those who are ready to delve ever-deeper into the


Healing Wisdom of Africa 
we come together to experience

Indigenous African Spirit Technologies



August 2-6, 2023

~in the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains
surrounding Asheville, NC~

~The Indigenous African Spirit Technologies Program Session #2


This is an exquisite opportunity to connect deeply with ancient wisdom,
powerful african spirit technologies, internal empowerment, remembering & healing.

“Dagara people’s main job is to look the dead in the face, to treat their bodies not as remains but as temples of grace and beauty continuing from this world to the other. People grieve the passing of loved ones, though in this grief they stress beauty and community and continuity. The handing over of the loved one to the realm of the ancestors is what we call Ancestralization”. It allows for a sense of completion in the vast array of duties following the passing of a person. In this five-day event, we will address this issue of fulfilling our duties toward the dead in the interest of transforming restlessness into rest, discontinuity into continuity and homelessness into homecoming.” -Malidoma Patrice Some´

There are many souls in the west who are waiting to be assisted in their journey to the spirit world. This series of rituals, based on Dagara tradition, is designed to help them make that transition. We will spend Wednesday evening through Sunday morning planning and participating in various rituals specifically choreographed to assist the spirits of the dead make their journeys back to the spirit world. The rituals will also assist the living in letting go, in a powerful way, of attachments that might keep souls bound to this earth plane. The Dagara believe that the deceased can become powerful allies once they are fully “at home” in the ancestral realm.

*Join us as we show up with dedication, devotion and priestly commitment for the sustenance and continuity of life.

Indigenous African Spirit Technologies 

This program will be held at Brittany’s Mountain Retreat~
located 12 miles NW of Asheville, NC

***To Receive a Registration Packet for this
Indigenous African Spirit Technologies 5-Day Intensive
please e-mail ***

Indigenous African Spirit Technologies~ Asheville, NC
5-Day Intensive ~Ancestralization Ritual~ Dates: August 2-6, 2023

The Sacred Container for this radical ritual with be guarded by the Dagara Shrines that were installed on the land by Elder Malidoma Somé and Elder Theresa Sykes Brittany.
Elder Theresa and a support staff team that was chosen by Elder Malidoma Somé will be of service to you as the guides through this epic connecting time and ritual intensive.


Venue: Ancestral Events/Brittany’s Mountain Retreat in Asheville, NC
INDIGENOUS AFRICAN SPIRIT TECHNOLOGIES with Elder Theresa Sykes Brittany and Elder Malidoma’s Support Staff Team
Upcoming Dates:
Session #1~ Elemental Medicine~ Dates:  August 31-September 4, 2022  & May 3-7, 2023
Session #2~ Ancestralization Ritual (Pre-requisite: Session #1)~ Dates:  July 6-10 & September 7-11, 2022 & August 2-6, 2023
Session #3~Indigenous Device of Protection & Wedamé (Pre-requisite: Session#1)~  Dates: October 12-16, 2022 & Nov. 8-12, 2023
Session #4~ The Art of Ritual (Pre-requisite: Sessions 1,2,3)~  Dates:  September 14-18, 2022 &. March 22-26, 2023
Session #5~ Individual/Community Ritual Work (Pre-requisite: Sessions 1,2,3,4)~ Dates: August 10-14, 2022 & April 19-23, 2023


If you would prefer to attend only this 5-day Intensive: Ancestralization– and are not able to commit to the entire 5-session series- please contact to receive the Registration Packet about this “stand-alone” opportunity. Fees will vary. Pre-requisite for this intensive is IAST #1 Elemental Medicine Immersion (offered August 31-Sept. 4, 2022 & May 3-7, 2023)

RELOAD: For those of you who have previously experienced this 5-day intensive with Elder Malidoma- if you are interested in returning to do this powerful work (and eligible to do so), please contact the office for the registration paperwork. We are now offering  a discounted tuition fee for the RELOAD experience.

***Please submit your Registration Paperwork and Deposit your earliest convenience as there are preparations to make upon your behalf!!  *Save on fees by Registering Early  🙂    Please see Application for all the details.