The Cauldron of Memory: Retrieving Ancestral Knowledge & Wisdom

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Raven Grimassi
The Cauldron of Memory: Retrieving Ancestral Knowledge & Wisdom
Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury, Minnesota. 2009

Neo-Pagan scholar Raven Grimassi’s believes we can consciously connect with the wisdom and strength of our ancestors. The Cauldron of Memory is Gramassi’s system of uncomplicated techniques and pathworking to access the wisdom of former generations. DNA determines our physical traits, but it also contains hidden ancestral experiential knowledge. This genetic memory (as opposed to soul memory, which is also discussed) can be retrieved by journeying to an inner place where all time periods converge, a shamanic doorway — a place Grimassi calls the cauldron of memory. Using a cauldron as a physical metaphor, the exercises combine the mystical and the magical with the new biology science of morphogenetics. All materials needed for the inward spiritual journey, such as a bowl of water, candles, or a stone of remembrance, are simple to acquire. A spirit journey is entrance into a pure realm uncontaminated with disbelief. “In a world without disbelief anything is possible.”