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Reclaim Your Ancestry for Healing and Empowerment, a Journey to Old Ireland with Victoria Costello

August 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



No matter how far we’ve wandered from our ancestral homelands and the nature-based spirituality of our distant ancestors, we’re connected to those places, peoples, and beliefs in body, mind, and spirit. In this talk, Victoria Costello presents lessons she’s learned from a two decade-long journey to reckon with a century of family trauma by reclaiming the ancient wisdom of her Celtic ancestors.

It’s a story of discovery she tells in her autobiographical novel of visionary fiction, ORCHID CHILD, about a voice-hearing teenager and his neuroscientist aunt who travel to the land of their ancestors in West Ireland, where they witness the merging of the past, present, and future of their lineage.

In Victoria Costello’s presentation of lessons learned, she begins with how each of us can locate the multigenerational wound we carry—often hiding behind our most dysfunctional behavior—as a starting place for healing. Other lessons incorporate insights from the science of epigenetics and extremely sensitive children, aka ‘orchid children,’ neurodiversity, second sight and other means of divination as practiced by ancient and modern Druids.

Victoria Costello is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, a teacher of life writing at OLLI/SOU and WritingWorkshops.com, and the author of a memoir, A LETHAL INHERITANCE (Prometheus Books/2012). Her science and parenting articles have appeared in Scientific American Mind, Huffington Post and Psychology Today.

Presenter’s Website: https://victoriacostelloauthor.com

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August 29, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library – RVML
1757 Ashland Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520
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