Summer 2017
ANCESTORS' Lab/Ritual Camp

July 9 to August 9 in Portland and the Oregon Coast
July 9 - Aug. 6.
Five Sundays, 7:15pm to 10:15pm ~ indoors at PWNW, PDX
August 7 - 9. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday campout on the Oregon Coast
Facilitated by Antero and Sylvi Alli -- This Lab is now in progress.

Group campsite on the Oregon Coast

Research, Lab Intent, and the Campsite
This non-performance Lab will not culminate in any public production. We'll build personal ancestral altars to use during each session and at ritual camp. These altars will help us focus into our ancestral sources and their expression through vocal creations, movement, and ritual. Everyone will also keep a ritual journal to record the results of each session. The day after our fifth Sunday night indoor session, we carpool to the Oregon Coast for camping and ritual work; the campsite is heavily forested with close access to the beaches. We camp over night Monday and Tuesday August 7th & 8th and, depart the campsite by Noon Wednesday August 9th.

The Ancestral Altars
Culture is not created by us but develops over centuries of daily interaction between DNA and geography, between people and their immediate womb environment. The ancestral bioregion - the specific topography, trees, herbs, etc. - provides clues to our ancestral culture. Images -- of the ancestral landscapes, family photographs & heirlooms, icons & totems - can be included in our altars to create focus for the ancestral memory portals. Other altar items include living material such as bark, leaves, herbs related to the ancestral bioregion. We will use a ritual journal to help us remember the words and images that sometimes surface from the Unconscious during ritual source work.



Antero Alli, Sylvi Alli
, Miriam Sluis, Memorie Eden,
Maple Holmes,
Wes Martusewicz, Cibyl Kavan, Ed Welsh

This physical vessel embodies the Subconscious, the internal landscape,
the pulse of vital organs, circulations of biosystems, electricity, blood & bones,
invisible to the mind until this mind turns around and faces its very own unknown,
listens for signals, feels for impulses, catches the scent of itself, this body vessel
containing the mysteries of past present future memories.
Ancestors riding the coattails of our breathing.

- A. Alli


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