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One on One Ancestor Work

and Oorlog Tending

Whether you believe in the Ancestors are an active spiritual force, or a part of our collective subconscious imagination, residing within or outside of our sovereign selves, working with your ancestors can bring about deep reflection, oorlog tending, and can help us move towards wholeness. I use mediumship,

Journeywork,

Folkcrafting

including doll

and idol work

Sit with me and together we will discover methods and tools to develop and deepen your connection to the ancestors.

 

Fire Cupping/Bodywork

Cupping is an ancient healing modality used on every continent by cultures around the world. For most people, if you look back far enough, you will find that it was used in your own ancestral lineage.

Cupping, both fire and cold, are used to treat numerous ailments.

Relax and unwind with  Fire cupping, cold cupping, Gua Sha, loving touch and more

*Certified in the H.A.R.T. Method

 

Spiritual Care

"Spiritualism is a belief that spirits of the dead have both the ability and the inclination to communicate with the living. The afterlife, or "spirit world", is seen by spiritualists, not as a static place, but as one in which spirits continue to evolve"

Wikipedia

   

Using multidisciplinary folkways, together we can investigate what will encourage and facilitate healing, protection, guidance and wellness for you, your family, and you home.

$60 per hour

Sliding scale available*

 

Dollwork as a Healing Practice

Dollwork can be something as simple as creating a doll of an ancestor to remind us of the person when we need it. For example, I had a woman order two dolls made up of her grandmother for her and her cousin to keep in their kitchen while the cook. Their best memories of their grandmother were kitchen memories.

I have worked with people to journey and connect with ancestors and the together we make a doll of said ancestor to put upon their ancestor altar as a representation of a “meeting place” for the client to connect and pray to and for said ancestor.

There have also been clients who have commissioned dolls of a particular deity, saint or angel to use for very specific uses.

If people want to try dollwork, but the idea of one on one work doesn’t appeal to them, I also offer an Ancestor Doll Workshop where a group of people get together, do a short meditation, and build a simple doll for their ancestor.

The Workshops can run in different directions as well, simple pillow workshops for adults and children centered around self-confidence and self-worth, Sacred Feminine Doll workshops, Healing and Medicine Doll workshops. All we need is a group of 5 or more people and an intention, and magical things can happen!

Individual Doll Sessions

$70 per hour

 

Group Workshops

$50 per person with a 5-person minimum

 

What Is Fire Cupping?

 

“Acupuncture and cupping, more than half of the ills cured,” is

a famous Chinese saying, supporting traditional Chinese medicine. 

Cupping is a lesser-known treatment that is a part of Oriental

medicine, one that can provide an especially pleasant experience.

 

One of the earliest documentations of cupping can be found in the

work titled A Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergencies, which

was written by a Taoist herbalist by the name of Ge Hong and which dates all the way back to 300 AD. An even earlier Chinese documentation, three thousand years old, recommended cupping for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. In both Eastern and Western cultures, cupping evolved from shamanistic practices that held the belief that illnesses and infirmities can be sucked out of the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupping in a Finnish Sauna

Cupping can be found in different form in almost every culture in the world.

Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups or bamboo jars as suction devices that are placed on the ski to disperse and break up stagnation and congestion by drawing congested blood, energy or other humors to the surface.

 Suction can also be created using an alcohol-soaked cotton pad then lighting the pad and placing an empty cup over the flame to extinguish it. Flames are never used on the skin and only as a means to create the heat that causes the suction within the small cups.

Once the suction has occurred, the cups can be gently moved across the skin or used stationary.  The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup.

Cupping is much like the inverse of massage, rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. This allows for stagnant blood, toxins and energies to move through the body where they can be processed and eliminated.

 

For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. Once suctioned, the cups are generally left in place for about ten minutes while the patient relaxes.

The side effects of cupping are fairly mild. "Bruising" (It actually isn't bruising, as no capillaries are broken) should be expected, but skin should return to looking normal within 10 days.

In my practice I use the cupping therapy not only to help relax and manipulate the body's tissues, but also as an energetic release. I believe the body holds energies, trauma, emotions and more. These energies are often times connected to patterning that does not serve us. Using the gift of fire's breath, I believe we have the ability to release this kind of stagnation.

If you are interested in booking an appointment with me at Folkways or have any questions, please feel free and encouraged to contact me.

Cupping session

$70 hour

Spiritual Care

"Spiritualism is a belief that spirits of the dead have both the ability and the inclination to communicate with the living. The afterlife, or "spirit world", is seen by spiritualists, not as a static place, but as one in which spirits continue to evolve"-Wikipedia

I have been (I believe we all have been) connecting with Spirit as far as my memory can recall. (As a matter of fact, my first memories are of being in a playpen, knowing on a teething toy, trying to bury myself below a pile of toys to avoid being watched by “the people” in my room.)

 I come from a family of seers, empaths and even an evangelical prophetess, so my interest in Spirit has been a pronounced part of my life. It wasn’t until I was pregnant with my son, that I realized I was going to have to take my education more seriously, as my child in utero, began showing signs of the same sort of sensitivities that run in my family.

At the time, I was actively engaged in a self-reflective, cultural process called “A Map to Wellness” with the Elders at the Cultural Wellness Center. In this work, I was continually asked to ground myself in my culture and in that process, learned that how I had been experiencing Spirit was not only a key element in my path, but also a normal, even common experience for the cultural community I belong to.

That realization gave the permission I believe I needed to gather all the tools I had learned up to that moment and start using them in a more focused way.

My work is grounded in the guidance of my Ancestors and my Ori, influenced by the many ways this guidance has manifested. Kemeticism, African Traditional Religion, Heathenry, Curranderismo and Hoodoo as folkways or folk-practice are some of the traditions I draw my tools from. There are others as well, yet I have chosen to highlight these, because I follow regular guidance from Elders in each of these traditions.

 

This is why I have chosen to identify as a Folkways Practitioner. I practice the healing tools of my Folks, rooted in my cultural heritage and only as an invited guest in others. When you are working with me, we will be drawing from my entire toolbox. That may include cultural information from your own ancestral line.

Together we can use tools that I’ve learned (and tools that already work for you) to support and encourage healing, protection, guidance and wellness for you, your family, and you home.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any issues you may have, and to see if scheduling time with me would be beneficial.

CONTACT

Email:donyellemary@yahoo.com

Tel: 612-298-7122

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