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5 week Online Cohort

Reimagining Death

Rediscovering the Essence of Life and Death

Enrollment is now Closed!

Stay tuned for 2024 Dates & Self-Paced Study Coming Soon

Join us in Unlocking the Mysteries of Life and Beyond


Welcome to a transformative journey into the profound intricacies of life's greatest enigma: Death. This is your personal invitation to embark on a journey that transcends cultural boundaries, inviting you to reimagine and rekindle your relationship with the concept of death. Are you ready to explore the depths of your own existence and enrich your connection to Death and Life?

This Cohort is an opportunity to explore and reshape your relationship with death, unveiling its sacred nature and its impact on how we live.

"Death is the only friend who has been by my side the whole time- a true witness to my life."

Over the course of five weeks, engage in a thought-provoking and enlightening exploration of death's role in our lives. Through a dynamic schedule of two weekly calls from October 1 to November 5, you'll delve into a profound journey of self-discovery and cross-cultural exploration.

Our ancestors left behind a tapestry of wisdom spanning cultures and generations. Immerse yourself in a deep dive into their perspectives on death, from the Mexica-Azteca to the Greeks, Celtics, and Mayans. Discover death as a guiding force, leading us through transformation and renewal, allowing us to embrace its inevitability with grace.

Discover the Unveiled Realities

Join our Weekly Gatherings
October 14th- November 21st

2 Live Calls per Week:
Tuesdays 5 pm CT & Sundays 10 am CT

Our Bi-Weekly calls are organized into: 


  1.  Informative and material overview​

  2. Integration & meditation and opening up space to share our process with the week's topic. 

Sessions range from 1.5-2 hours

As October dawns, the veil that separates us from our ancestors becomes thin, allowing for a powerful window of healing and connection. Embrace this unique opportunity to unlock a new perspective, honor ancient wisdom, and forge a deeper connection to the essence of existence. 

Payment Plan

We believe education should be accessible to all.


That's why we offer a flexible payment plan option for this cohort. Please follow this link to learn more about our payment plan. 

Scholarship for this cohort is now closed. 

Unlock the Mysteries

 Connect with Wisdom  Transform Your Perspective

Together, we will delve into profound insights, guided meditations, and cross-cultural explorations that will redefine your understanding of life's most enigmatic transition.

Break down of our Journey

Week 1-2: Awaken the Connection

In these opening weeks, we'll set the foundation for our journey. Explore the life/death/life cycle, dive into the indigenous perspectives on relationships, and learn how different cultures perceive death as a transition rather than an end. Through guided meditations and community discussions, you'll begin to reshape your understanding of death and its role in our lives.


Week 3-4: Unveiling Ancestral Wisdom

These weeks are dedicated to honoring ancestral wisdom. Discover the intricate art of crafting personal altars and learn how these rituals can serve as bridges to the afterlife and our ancestors. We'll venture into diverse cultural blueprints, uncovering the rituals of Celtic Ireland, the mysteries of ancient Egypt, and the soulful traditions of the Yoruba tribe. These insights will guide us towards a more profound relationship with our own ancestry.


Week 5: Embracing Transformation

As we approach the culmination of our journey, we'll explore the concept of transformation itself. Discover how different cultures perceive the various deaths within life - not just physical, but also the symbolic deaths that mark growth and change. Dive into practices that lift the veil between worlds, allowing for a sacred communion with the unseen. Learn to embrace instinct and intuition as guides, attuning yourself to death's wisdom as a mentor for life.


Your Cohort Experience:

  • Engage in weekly immersive discussions and guided meditations.

  • Reflect and share in a supportive community group chat.

  • Participate in informative and material overviews during bi-weekly calls.

  • Integrate learnings through meditation, embracing the essence of death.

Included in your Journey:

  • Reimagining Death Module: A comprehensive guidebook with introspective questions and transformative exercises.

  • Guided Meditations: Embark on meditative journeys to connect with the essence of death.

  • Community Calls: Engage in meaningful conversations and exchange insights with fellow participants.

  • Community Group Chat: Stay connected, share your experiences, and receive support from a like-minded community.

  • Live Call Recordings: Missed a session? Don't worry, all calls will be recorded and shared with the cohort.




Document your Legacy Course  ($47 Value)

Learn how to pass wisdom through our interview methodology. This is a relational approach to legacy work, blending ethnographic methods and deep writing reflections meant for you or to assist a loved one in writing their life story. 

Guest Speaker

Nana Lucy Culum

Traditional Comadrona + Curandera from Guatemaya


Doctora Lucy Culum- a comadrona and curandera whom I studied with in Guatemaya- facilitates lineage healings in Lake Atitlan and will speak on the weavings of her work and what we can do as spirits here healing our ancestors.


Exploring Concepts:

  • Embracing the Life/Death/Life Cycle

  • Honoring Indigenous Wisdom in Relationships

  • Earth's Connection to Death and Renewal

  • Ancestral Blueprints Celebrating Transition

  • Crafting Personal Altars for Ritual

  • Rediscovering Instinctive Links to Death

  • Personifying Death for Deeper Connection

  • Rituals Connecting with the Afterlife and Ancestors

  • Cultural Cosmovisions of Death

  • Navigating Different Deaths Throughout Life

  • Revealing the Sacred through Veil-Lifting Practices

  • Trusting Instinct and Intuition as Guides

  • Forging a Bond with Death as Mentor

Cultural Insights:

  • Unearthing Neolithic Burial Practices

  • Celtic Wisdom from Ireland's Past

  • Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

  • Mayan Traditions of Guatemaya and Yucatan

  • Mexica-Azteca Insights from Anahuac

  • Inca Wisdom from Peruvian Lands

  • Yoruba's Spiritual Heritage from Nigeria

  • Kuna Traditions in Panama

  • Kumeyaay Wisdom of Southern California

Watch the Introduction

What you will feel during this months Journey: 


Ancestral Wisdom

Dive into global traditions that celebrate life's natural transitions.

Desert Plants

Harmonize with Nature

Immerse yourself in Mother Earth's cycle of life and death.

Intentional Existence

Cultivate a profound and intentional relationship with life and its inevitable counterpart.


“The Reimagining Death Cohort not only helped me through my grief process after the loss of my mother, but it helped me to understand the dynamics of life on the other side. This was better than grief therapy for me. Learning how other cultures revere death was an enlightening component of the culture, as well. Understanding that we only transform energy when we leave this realm gave me a sense of peace that I didn't have before taking this course! Communing with Mariana and other beautiful souls let me know that we're never alone and we're all just walking each other home.”

Chante | Cohort 1

If you feel the call to feel connected to death again in your own way, your own cosmovision.

If you feel the call to connect to the portal of the unseen- the "afterlife" to be connected to your guides.

If you have been curious about the traditions of ceremonies around the world to celebrate life's natural death practices and beliefs. 

If you feel the call to connected to mother earth and your own nature + to integrate how death is a part of this natural process. 

if you are trying to cultivate a more spiritual and intentional connection to your life and death.

All beings welcome, 

Come as you are.

This journey is for you...


Meet your Guide


Mariana Bandera


Mariana Bandera is an anthropologist, ceremonialist and educator with a deep reverence for ancestral knowledge and healing modalities. 

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