In this excerpt from the Birth the New Earth series of online visionary dialogues (, Yeye Luisah Teish shares how ancestral healing and cleansing rituals can assist with the wounding, diminishment and trauma resulting from the impacts of colonisation.

Yeye Luisah Teish is an initiated elder (Iyanifa) in the Ifa/Orisha tradition and a member of the Global Council for Ancestor Veneration. She is the author of“Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals, a women’s spirituality classic. Yeye teaches courses and facilitates kinship groups online.

Participating in this conversation, with the theme Prophecy and the Great Shift: Knowing, Being & Doing, are Yeye Luisah Teish, Steven McFadden, Mick Collins and Catherine G. Lucas.

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