Roots & Bones
Ancestral Healing Online Retreat
Sunday October 23, 2022
Hosted by Flora Ware & EarthSong Temple
Trees are bare
The final harvest is in
The veil is thin at Samhain
Honouring our ancestors
We are never alone
Light the candles
Guiding spirits home
On Sunday October 23, the Sun moves into Scorpio– the sign associated with Death, Transformation, and Rebirth.
It is a potent time to gather in ceremony, amplify our magic, and communicate with our ancestors and guides.
You are invited to this one-day online retreat of ritual ceremony, guided meditation, song spells, and wisdom sharing.
Do you want to feel more connected to your ancestral roots, but unsure how to start?
Or perhaps you wish to feel free from your family ties, and any karmic debt?
What if you could heal the past and change the future, right now in the present?
What if you could sing to the bones of your ancestors and retrieve lost stories and gifts?
Through intentional visualization, your willingness alone allows for a spiritual relationship to form. And with time, patience, and care, it can lead to a deep healing of your motherlines and fatherlines.
This results in profound shifts in your heart field, which then harmonizes your relationships, creativity, and soul.
In the northern hemisphere, the Wheel of the Year turns towards Samhain (pronounced saw-win), more commonly known as Hallowe'en.
This time of year is ideal for:
Ancestral guidance is deeply needed in this critical crossroads of history. Our future hangs in the balance, our severed sense of home and belonging needs healing.
When we can courageously move through our fear of death, we remember how to weave the wisdom of our lineages into the present, and nurture the seeds of tomorrow.
At Roots & Bones, you will learn practices, receive spiritual guidance and experience ritual ceremony to:
Register now for
Roots & Bones
Sun Oct 23, 2022
Yes, the REPLAY will be emailed to you the following day.
You are welcome to attend just the morning or just the afternoon if you cannot attend the whole retreat live.
“The past and the future are constantly being reshaped in the present.”
~ Sarah Drew, author of Gaia Codex
Cerridwen by Annie McAulay
Sunday October 23, 2022
WE begin at 10am Pacific
(1pm Eastern/ 6pm GMT)
Ancestor Altars for Samhain
We will begin the day with an opening ceremony. You'll be guided through a grounding exercise, powerful lineage invocation and prayer to create sacred space.
Then we will transition into the morning workshop on ancestor altars.
You do not need to know your ancestors by name or take a DNA test to form a spiritual relationship. That only influences the details of our personal narrative, which can bind us to those stories. The goal here is to be conscious of our power to know the past, AND choose a new narrative.
The morning discussion will cover the history of ancestor veneration, how to do it without cultural appropriation, and special considerations for getting started or deepening your practice.
Tangible steps will be given so that you will leave feeling confident to build a Samhain ancestors altar— if that's what you choose to do.
2 hour session. There will be lots of time for Q&A and group wisdom sharing. Let’s inspire one another!
12pm Pacific/ 3pm Eastern/ 8pm GMT
The morning session will wrap up around 12pm Pacific, and then we will take a 30 minute break for you to stretch, eat, and take care of your body.
12:30 Pacific/ 3:30 Eastern/ 8:30pm GMT
Ancestral Healing Song Ceremony
The afternoon session is our deepening ceremony, to receive ancestral healing through ritual, guided meditation and sacred singing.
Celtic Goddess Cerridwen is holding this space, stirring Her Cauldron of Transformation. She will be our Wise Woman guide through the weave, into the place betwixt and between.
With ritual and meditation, we will open a portal of lineage connection. You'll be guided through a highly intuitive experience and deep guided journey.
Through sacred song, our vibrations will sing the bones of our ancestors; sound healing the timelines. You’ll be invited to sing along in your own space.
The more you engage and are fully present, the more you’ll get out of this online retreat!
But to be clear— you are more than welcome to be present, even if you need to be quiet. You can simply receive the ceremony and it will be a beautiful experience. 2 hour session.
After the retreat, you will be invited to reconvene one week later and attend the Samhain Honouring Our Ancestors ceremony on Monday October 31.
This will allow us to reflect on the insights and integrations since the retreat, and to commemorate together in sacred community.
All participants in Roots & Bones will be auto-magically registered, so the link to attend and the follow up replay will be sent to your email.
You should know:
You don’t need to proclaim yourself a witch, wiccan, or pagan to be welcome at Roots & Bones.
You don't need to know anything about your heritage or family lineages to participate.
You simply need to be curious about ancestral healing and willing to explore ceremony, meditation, altars and sacred singing as modalities.
By registering for Roots & Bones, you will receive:
(Value: over $100)
Trigger Warning & Legal Disclaimer:
Ancestral lineage healing is not a substitute for psychotherapy or medical care. The guided meditation, ritual, or sound healing may trigger past trauma or cause an intense emotional reaction.
As a Ceremonial Priestess, Flora is not providing therapy to diagnose, treat, prevent nor cure any physical, mental or emotional issue, disease or condition. Roots & Bones is not intended to replace a relationship with a counsellor or mental health provider.
By registering for Roots & Bones, you acknowledge that you are participating voluntarily and will assume all risks. You agree to not hold Flora Ware or EarthSong Temple liable for any harm.
You agree to be responsible for yourself, your actions, and your health. This might mean you arrange to not be alone in your house, or plan to have someone check in with you after the retreat. This might mean making sure you eat well, stay hydrated, and get a good sleep the night before. Taking this personal responsibility allows for the retreat "container" to be powerful and transformative. Thank you.