October 23, 2018
Welcome to the Ancestral Wisdom Bridge Foundation!
We Are Nurturing a New Generation of Ancestors in Ritual, Healing & Community.
OUR HISTORY, MISSION & VISION
The Ancestral Wisdom Bridge Foundation seeks to be a sanctuary for ancient, indigenous wisdom passed down through generations. Established in 2003, our mission is to empower individuals by reconnecting them with their Ancestors and to Nature, through rituals, healing and community.
May all ancestors join force to wake up our spirit and put good thoughts into our psyche. Then we shall see the good that awaits us and accept it.
–Dagara Prayer, translated by Malidoma Somé
THE EAST COAST VILLAGE: OUR COMMUNITY, OUR PURPOSE
Every year, the East Coast Village community comes together to honor, celebrate and connect with the shrines and spirits of the land that make our work possible.
Your journey into ancestral wisdom begins with ritual intensives in nature to connect with the healing wisdom of the Ancestors and the elements.
Trained facilitators will share ancestral wisdom tradition at your location. Bring your community together and we will create a program based on your needs.
VOICES FROM THE VILLAGE
We are changing lives, one member at at time. We stand as witnesses to the transformation, healing and spiritual growth of our members, friends and visitors to the village. Read just some of our stories. You are invited to write your own story of transformation. We would love to share it!
For nearly two decades we have been changing lives, one member at a time. These are some of their stories. We would love to hear yours soon!
I found my family here...my life would never be the same.
Here in the Village, people took care of what could not be seen as well as what could be, I got my otherworldly needs met for the first time. The fact that I had medicine was recognized, and in the “enlightened witnessing” of my medicine gifts I was able to give birth to them. I felt valuable again, and I felt sane.
I learned to set my GPS for home regardless of how far away or how impossible it might seem.
The Dagara medicine has awakened in me the need for initiation in my life and the lives of others wanting to live more fully and more connected. This cosmology has taught me how to receive support from ancestors, the elements, wedame and Spirit in order to face the adversity that is always brought towards a medicine person.
Sacred shrines that link our community to the motherland of Africa.
Gift yourself the opportunity to experience the sacredness of the Other World while drinking in the sights and sounds and fragrances of the Natural World. Become part of this journey of self-healing and self -nurturing and participate in one of the many ritual experiences we offer.
NEWS FROM THE VILLAGE
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Support Our Work
Know that we couldn’t have come this far without the support of our Friends. Your love of nature, spirit, magic, and ancestral connection has anchored the work of this community. Your donation of $25, $50, $100 or more, will go towards supporting the work of the Village, including scholarships and continued upgrades to our facility. Learn more ways to help. Baraka! Barka! A Thousand Thank Yous!