59 minutes | Apr 5, 2021

80. Of Blood and Belonging with MaryBeth Bonfiglio

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. Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/marybeth-bonfiglio/ My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available for pre-order! This book is a beautifully illustrated guide for connecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. In the book, I offer a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Pre-order yours at: http://rootandritualbook.com/ Follow MaryBeth on Instagram: http://instagram.com/marybethbonfiglio Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
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