MaryBeth Bonfiglio joins me on this episode of the Belonging podcast to talk about the many commonalities we have in our ancestral connection work and lives. MaryBeth is a writer and a practitioner of ancestral folk magic of her ancestors (from Sicily and mainland Italy). She is deeply devoted to knowing and understanding her roots and learning their ancient and not-so-ancient ways of being together, and with the land. She also gathers people on her ancestral land of Sicily to anchor in the earth, village practices, food stories, ancestral arts, dance, music, and celebration—all within community.
Together we talk about feeling (un)belonging where you live and finding a sense of home, how to live in apology and do the repair work when it’s hard to stay on colonized land, connecting to ancestral lands as a relational experience, and coming back to the “why” of ancestral connection.
“In figuring out how our ancestors created, we may be given some information on how to dismantle what’s not necessary anymore.” -MaryBeth Bonfiglio
- I mention Karen Ward telling me about ancestral tourism in Ireland
- MaryBeth mentioned Rachael Rice talking about learning how to make as a means to learning how to dismantle
- MaryBeth mentions my post about finding your mitochondrial Eve
More from MaryBeth Bonfiglio:
- Blood & Belonging: an Ancestral Wisdom School
- Morphic Resonance Mentorship
- @marybethbonfiglio on Instagram