n "Mulé Mythos: Rromani Remediations for the Restless Dead", Sasha Ravitch guides you through the rich, resourceful, creative, and efficacious ways in which the Florari Rromani people utilize roadside plants and unpalatable weeds for necromantic praxis.
Rromani people have always been constant gardeners of their dead, and centuries of displacement and forced nomadism meant an inherent compulsion toward magically working the cartography of roadside burials, unfamiliar terrain, and constant changes in flora and fauna.
We will incorporate the foremost gnosis-bearer of Rromani folk magic: storytelling, as well as a decade of anthropological research, practice, and familial tradition, as we journey through the fascinating and unique relationship that the Mulé (restless (un)dead) have with the forgotten plants around them.
About the Presenter:
Sasha Ravitch is committed to emancipating the sorcerous machinations of the Ivory Tower, and bringing the spoils back into the agora. With an academic background in philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, literary and poetic studies, and further endeavors of the spirit-as-mind, and with a lifelong fealty to "folk necromancy" (Cummins & Hathaway-Diaz) and magic, she aspires to make-whole the psyche and spirit. She has professional experience as a clinical counselor, and has done graduate work in psychoanalytic modalities of transpersonal psychology. She has spent two decades studying divinatory arts, researching and practicing Florari Rrom folk magic, and investigating ways to heal the occulted unconscious. She currently sees clients as a spiritual counselor and diviner, provides Death Doula services through her certification with INELDA, and is co-founder of the International Necromancy Consortium, in New Orleans, LA.