History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived.
But if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Our family legacies can give us strength to heal the world. When we do our personal work — creating an inner revolution — we are better equipped for the outer transformation so desperately needed in our world today. The inner work begins with a deep dive into our families’ legacies—their riches and resources, tangles and traumas—because these intertwine within us to form the patterns of who we are and who we are becoming.
In this month-long course, we will study our legacies through texts, exercises and ritual. Classes will orient around trauma science, depth psychology, and case studies to better understand how personal life-riddles are founded on our ancestral legacies, and how we can transform their seemingly impenetrable lead into radiant meaning.
Our first group meeting will be a 75-minute video call on Thursday, June 6 at 5pm PT, 6pm MT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET. Subsequent course content will be delivered to your inbox once a week — June 13, 20, and 25th — and will include recorded sessions, discussion forum, and readings. Course registration also includes a 45-minute private session with Rabbi Tirzah. We will conclude with a group video call check-in and closing ritual on Thursday, June 27 at 5pm PT, 6pm MT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET.
This course is for you if you:
While this work is based in Jewish source teachings, it is open to people of all ethnic and faith backgrounds.
What you will learn:
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD, is an author, Jungian psychotherapist, and founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado. She is a leader in the international Jewish Renewal Movement and a renowned Jewish scholar and teacher. Tirzah has taught nationally for over 30 years about body-mind psychology, Kabbalah, feminist mysticism, ancestral healing and other modern applications of ancient wisdom. In 2019, upon the release of her newest book, Wounds into Wisdom, Tirzah began touring the US and facilitating workshops on intergenerational trauma healing nationally.