Episode #20: Rites of Passage with Lara Veleda Vesta

Lara Veleda Vesta, storyteller weaving with myth, initiation, ritual practice, folk magic, and ancestral connection, shares the story of a long and debilitating bout of illness that she now views as a rite of passage for many things including her connection with her ancestors. We talk about how experiencing illness or loss can cause relationships to change in your life, the three phases of rites of passage, the power of naming yourself, and some incredible folklore surrounding death, transition, and runes.

“When you take yourself out of normative culture—when you become other—you are entering into the liminal and that is a rite of passage.” -Lara Vesta

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What is a Rite of Passage that you have gone through or are going through that you desire to celebrate or ritualize?

Credit for the phrase “be a good ancestor” goes to Arianna of Quw’utsun’ Made

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