5 WEEK IMMERSION
Enrollment is now closed.
Our next journey will be in 2023, Dates TBD
Join our 5-week community.
This is an invitation to reimagine our relationship to the concept of death, to our own death, and how it can affect the way we live our life. Have you felt the call to sit and reimagine and even celebrate your own sacred death?
"Death is the only friend who has been by my side the whole time- a true witness to my life."
Art by: The SoulShine Co.
Are you ready to reimagine what Death is?
5 Week communion
2 Calls per week
October 1-November 4
A deep cross-cultural exploration of our ancestor's views of death.
In many earth-based cultures around the world, we see that death is a living entity or spirit that guides us- it has an essence. In some cases, like the Mexica-Azteca, there is no word for death, but rather, we transcend and go back to the fountain of life. This voyage can be seen from Greeks to Celtics, to Mayans. Our earthly ancestors have gifted us a blueprint for death and how we can relate to it so we don't have to suffer when it is time- however, and whenever that is.
Reimagining Death Module
Guidebook with self-reflective questions, and practices, along the way
Community group chat
Live call recordings
Our Weekly Gatherings
Begins October 1- November 4
Our Bi-Weekly calls are organized into:
Informative and material overview
Integration & meditation and opening up space to share our process with the week's topic.
First Meeting | October 1st: 11 am EST
The introduction and concluding meeting will be approximately 2 hours.
Every meeting after will range from 1-1.5 hours.
Our communion has two meetings per week. One for material sharing and one for meditation and integration. A Google form will be sent out prior to us starting to know more about our schedules.
Please know that all of the meetings will be recorded and shared with the cohort.
An email will be sent out after our first meeting with a more fixed schedule.
Art by: Cory Feder
Concepts we will Reimagine:
Introduction to the Life/death/life cycle
Recognizing + honoring Indigenous knowledge in the Right Relationships
Earth-based relationship to death + soil
Ancestor Reverence blueprints around the world
Creating your own altar+ the vitality of an altar practice
Reclaiming your instinctive connection to Death
Ritualizing connection to the afterlife and ancestors
Cosmovision introduction-in relation to death in cultural perspectives
The different deaths in life
Lifting the veil + a sacred time for this practice
Instinct + intuition as a guide
Attuning to death as a mentor
Cultural Blueprints we will cover:
Celtic people of Ireland
Mayans from Guatemaya and Yucatan
Mexica-Aztecas from the Anahuac
Inca from Peru
Yoruba tribe in Nigeria
Kuna people of Panama
Kumeyaay of Southern California
We will also have time to dive into any cultures that the cohort has curiosities or wants to explore. This will be our first question for the cohort on October 1st.
Art by: Ntyiki Na Ku’yu Ra-sama Kuntsasi. Cuando Yo Muera, Mi Huipil Florecerá’ by Santiago Savi
This Journey is for you...
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 welcomed,
Come as you are,
Meet your guide
Mariana Bandera Marin carries with her a deep curiosity about what makes us human on earth and has an affinity to ceremonies around the world that help preserve wisdom and remembrance. She is an anthropologist and archaeologist who has worked in California, Mexico, Menorca, Texas and New York, protecting the sacred lands of the people who have guarded them for millennia.
Under the guidance of her Mexica and Mayan mentors, she offers Cacao ceremonies and life story interviews for those who want to share their wisdom and heart with their family and loved ones as a form of Right of Passage.
In studying different cultures' Rites of passage, what surprised her is that they all have something in common. Their rituals to mark transformation are expressed in various forms, but at the root of it all, we see the same fundamentals-this is where the truths lie as blueprints.
With a humbled heart, we welcome you to join us on this magical journey in exploring our own natural passing back home to the fountain of life.