Genealogy is the study of families and the tracing of their histories and lineages. As it is with trees in nature, so it is in genealogy that each family tree must have the proper resources to grow to its fullest potential. For many hundreds of years, people have written down family histories and lineages and have kept various records that allow us now to glean facts through diligent investigation of those historical documents. However, when we also consciously engage in our magical practice as we work to discover our heritage and family stories, we are able to connect the mundane aspects of research with the power and knowledge of our Ancestors. Magic, indeed!
In each of us there is rooted ancient DNA that connects us through time to Mitochondrial Eve, the Mother of All. In this fun and unique class, Cairelle will focus on the intense magical and spiritual aspects of X and mitochondrial DNA, those specific chromosomal markers passed down through the generations from mothers (and sometimes, fathers!) to their children. You will gain an understanding of genealogy basics and review the differences between X and mitochondrial DNA. You will learn how to utilize spells, magical correspondences, chanting and singing, music, ritual, and your own creativity to manifest and maintain a connection with the powerful Mothers from whom you descend. Discover the ancestral magic that lies within you! (This class is suitable for everyone, including those who are adopted.)