Conversation #6: "Ancestors, Initiation, and Remembering Our Own Medicine"
"If we are not limited by the idea that we are bound to this appearance and expression, we can continue to track where we really come from, and expand our sense of "self." If we trace our journey back through our ancestors, we will see we are related to a lot more people and cultures than we were cognisant of. If we trace back further still, we will find we are related to everybody."
- Lila Lieberman (excerpt from her article: "Rebirthing The Ancestors, featured on Uplift)
Lila has been working with medicinal plants and indigenous methodologies of healing for twenty-five years. She began her journey in the Atacama Desert of Peru and later initiated as sangoma - traditional healer and seer - in the Shona tradition of South Africa, where she was born. She has spent many years engaging cultural wisdom and plants in a medicinal capacity, both academically and culturally. Her focus is on the living library held within the plant and human kingdoms, and how their collaboration activates profound capacities for new perception and creative psychological feedback. She explores the various cultural ways, rites and ceremonies that open these channels of learning.
Her academic background is in Anthropology, Linguistics, Philosophy and Transpersonal Psychology, and holds a diploma in Integral Coaching. She now lives in Byron Bay, Australia.
Her current work is a systemic body of knowledge she received directly through the plant kingdom and dreams after completing her initiation. It addresses the universal allocations of medicine in all natural bodies and the “Five Pillars of Medicine” that follow specific timeless principles of evolution. Her talks and workshops facilitate the practical application of this wisdom. She currently runs several workshops on ancestral connection, plant medicine, plant communication and “The Five Pillars of Medicine”.
In this interview, Lila shares some of the highlights and pivotal moments that led her to be initiated as a sangoma - traditional healer and seer - and guides us on a journey of remembrance through the transmission of soul-wisdom, into the realms of initiation, ceremony, and ancestral re-connection.
Themes: Initiation ● Five Pillars of Medicine ● Ceremony and Rites of Passage ● Ancestral Rememberance
Read Lila's wonderful article on Rebirthing The Ancestors
Check out Lila's upcoming Ancestral Awakenings workshop on 14th August 2021 in Myocum, NSW: Visit The Event Page (click here)
Join Lila in one of her other workshops: The Five Pillars of Medicine (A Five-Week Intensive); Ancestral Connections; and Workshop with Sacred Tobacco. Follow Lila on her personal Facebook to stay in touch.
Book a one-to-one ancestral reading with Lila either in-person in Ocean Shores, NSW, or online. To inquire, email Lila at firstname.lastname@example.org.