Unearthing Ancient Ancestral Wisdom
an ancient living organism that are predecessors to the human kingdom, which depends on them to survive for food, breath, medicine, fire, shelter, and more. Through their intimate daily relationships to humans for many centuries, they have acted as vessels of ancestral, elemental, and *cosmic* knowledge, folklore, culture, history, and memory, and have been utilized to support the spiritual and earthly well-being of humans for many generations.
They are our ancestor's ancestors, amongst the earliest and most ancient beings whose livelihood, sacrifices, and brilliance has made human & animal life possible upon this Earth.
Through intentional and reciprocal cultivation and respectful relationship with these diverse and multi-dimensional allies, humans have been able to access the masterful and mysterious healing miracles and deep wisdom afforded by these highly intelligent ancestors, towards greater alignment with our own authentic purpose, greater wholeness, peace, and balance with the natural order of the universe that ensures and sustains all life. This wisdom of “plants as ancestors” is practiced and tended by Indigenous and traditional peoples from all over the globe, rooted in and passed down by the original ways of our ancestors.
Terminology coined by Layla Kristy Feghali
Step into a realm where the intricate interplay between people and plants unfolds, where ancient wisdom meets modern understanding. Our platform is dedicated to the study of ethnobotany, an exploration of the dynamic relationship between humans and plants. This relationship, passed down through Traditional Knowledge, is not static but evolves and adapts, mirroring the ever-changing tapestry of culture and people.
Join us on a series of captivating workshops and deep-dives into this intricate relationship. Together, we will unlock the wisdom of these remarkable plants and the people who have listened to their voices for millennia. Welcome to the world of Plantcestors, where the roots of ancestral connection run deep, and the stories are waiting to be discovered.
A Journey into Ethnobotany and Ancestral Connections
4 Week Community Studies
Skin of Corn, Heart of Cacao
Within the Cemanahuac we see how Sacred Corn and Cacao are. These two plants are the base of life for the people of Mesoamerica to this day. There is a sacred and ceremonial cultivation to the relationship of these plants because it brings Life. Join us in the exploration of this relationship as we cultivate one with its seeds.
Salve of Copal, Prayer of Tobacco
Within the Cemanahuac we see how Sacred Copal and Tobacco are. These two plants are the pillars of healing and ceremonial spaces for the people of the Anahuac. Long before the invasion, there was sacred and ceremonial cultivation to the relationship of these plants. These two plants specifically bring healing, enlightenment, and deepens prayers. Join us in the exploration of this relationship as we cultivate one with Copal and Tobacoo in its original use.