Tag: Ancestors

Voices from the Ancestors Xicanx and Latinx Spiritual Expressions and Healing Practices

Voices from the Ancestors: Xicanx and Latinx Spiritual Expressions and Healing Practices By Lara Medina (editor), Martha R. Gonzales (editor)
2019 | 456 Pages | ISBN: 0816539561 | PDF | 5 MB
Voices from the Ancestors brings together the reflective writings and spiritual practices of Xicanx, Latinx, and Afro-Latinx womxn and male allies in the United States who seek to heal from the historical traumas of colonization by returning to ancestral traditions and knowledge. This wisdom is based on the authors’ oral traditions, research, intuitions, and lived experiences-wisdom inspired by, and created from, personal trajectories on the path to spiritual conocimiento, or inner spiritual inquiry. This conocimiento has reemerged over the last fifty years as efforts to decolonize lives, minds, spirits, and bodies have advanced. Yet this knowledge goes back many generations to the time when the ancestors understood their interconnectedness with each other, with nature, and with the sacred cosmic forces-a time when the human body was a microcosm of the universe. Reclaiming and reconstructing spirituality based on non-Western epistemologies is central to the process of decolonization, particularly in these fraught times. The wisdom offered here appears in a variety of forms-in reflective essays, poetry, prayers, specific guidelines for healing practices, communal rituals, and visual art, all meant to address life transitions and how to live holistically and with a spiritual consciousness for the challenges of the twenty-first century.


Tracing your Ancestors using the UK Historical Timeline A Guide for Family Historians

Angela Smith, "Tracing your Ancestors using the UK Historical Timeline: A Guide for Family Historians"
English | ISBN: 1399003321 | 2021 | 168 pages | EPUB | 21 MB
This handy book is a timeline guide to genealogical resources – what records are available and when they started – as well as an aide-memoire to significant historical events from 1066 to present; helping to put family ancestors into an historical context. Each page in this book has a main column with facts of genealogical relevance in the broadest sense; a side column makes mention of events of socio-cultural significance and events relating to the monarchy, the State and the Church. Entries cover historical and genealogical aspects of all four countries of the UK plus Ireland and the Channel Islands, as well as significant historical events in the wider world that had an impact here.


Tracing Your Irish Ancestors Through Land Records A Guide for Family Historians

Chris Paton, "Tracing Your Irish Ancestors Through Land Records: A Guide for Family Historians "
English | ISBN: 1526780216 | 2021 | 208 pages | EPUB | 20 MB
The history of Ireland is one that was long dominated by the question of land ownership, with complex and often distressing tales over the centuries of dispossession and colonization, religious tensions, absentee landlordism, subsistence farming, and considerably more to sadden the heart. Yet with the destruction of much of Ireland’s historic record during the Irish Civil War, and with the discriminatory Penal Laws in place in earlier times, it is often within land records that we can find evidence of our ancestors’ existence, in some cases the only evidence, where the relevant vital records for an area may never have been kept or may not have survived.