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ANCESTRAL GOLD – a Special online Creative mini-course and live workshop during Samhain (Halloween)

Tuesday 25th of October – Monday 31st October 2022

“The knowledge of my ancestry sleeps within my memory. I journey into the caverns of darkness where I may retrieve the treasure of insights and new understanding” –

Triple Goddess Oracle Cards by Isha Lerner

What: Ancestral Gold is an online mini-course & live creative workshop with a focus on personal, creative and spiritual development. Using Creativity, you’ll be guided to find the ‘gold’ in your lineage to learn and unravel the stories, gifts and beliefs that show you more about who you really are. Through exploring the ‘gold’ that can be found in your family relationships and lineage, you’ll work with art, writing and inquiry to discover possible ‘missing or connective elements’ of your story and to acknowledge and let go of inherited beliefs about who you think you ‘should’ be. {Please Note: This is NOT a, ‘how to’ research your ancestry or family history workshop}.

Samhain is an ancient pagan Gaelic festival that came before Halloween, marking the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or “darker-half” of the year. In the northern hemisphere, it is held on 1 November, but with celebrations beginning on the evening of 31 October, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between the autumn equinox and winter solstice. It is one of the four quarter days associated with Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Beltane and Lughnasa. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man. A similar festival was held by the Brittonic Celtic people, called Calan Gaeaf in Wales, Kalan Gwav in Cornwall, and Kalan Goañv in Brittany. – Wiki.

You can learn more about the origins of Samhain here: What Is Samhain? What to Know About the Ancient Pagan Festival That Came Before Halloween

Why?: Samhain is perfect time to explore the gold that can be mined from your family and ancestral experience to learn more about who you are. There is a potency to this day (and the days surrounding it) as millions of people reflect on the end of the ‘light’ half of the year (birth) and the beginning of the ‘dark’ half of the year (death), consider life/death/mortality, their ancestors, and have an openness to connect with the energy/spirit of those who came before them.

In Ancestral Gold we work from the perspective that we can learn something valuable about ourselves from our family and ancestral relationships, as well as all of our life experiences. During childhood our beliefs about ourselves and the world are forming and shaping, influenced by the family we grew up with as well as ancestors who were or were not present during our upbringings. There is GOLD to be extracted through our ancestral connections that can teach us about the stories we live and the beliefs we hold that shape our perspective of ourselves and the way we live our lives. This is what we’ll be exploring using creativity as our tools, in this one-of-a-kind mini-course and live workshop.

In Ancestral Gold, we will delve into the rich tapestry of our ancestral lineages (living and non-living) through:

  • Working with specially curated questions and prompts to discover more about who you are through your ancestral pool
  • Learning to tap into the spirit/energy of ancestors passed and what insights can be gained from this
  • Using art, inquiry, movement, creative writing and story to explore and learn from your heritage – ‘speaking with the ancestors’ through creativity
  • Learning from others in the group – sharing, reflections and receiving the medicine from each other

How it works & What You’ll Receive:

You’ll be sent materials (via email) to work with up to a week prior to the live class. These include:


  • An introduction to the topic – Live Welcome Video Chat in online group space (see dates below)
  • A Preparing Sacred Space PDF
  • Ancestral Gold Journal Prompts (PDF)
  • Guided Audio Journey (MP3)
  • Access to an online group chat space (Telegram/Facebook, depending on majority)
  • A list of suggested materials to bring to the class
  • Taking it Further – Resources (PDF) sent after the live class for deeper explorations in exploring your ancestral connections

I’ll start with a live video chat in our online group to introduce the topic, meet you all and share how to begin your explorations using the materials provided. You’ll then start exploring by yourself at home as well as connecting in our online chat space. We’ll continue to connect in the online group during the week.

Then we’ll meet on Samhain/Halloween – on zoom on Monday 31st October from 4pm (BST) – 6.30pm.

During our live session, I’ll guide you through a creative workshop where we’ll delve deeper into what you’ve been exploring using art, writing and story to reveal/heal/learn about new or hidden aspects of who you are.

Your Teacher and Guide for this course is: Jane Cormack



Tuesday 25th 5pm (UK) live introduction to the mini-course (about 30 mins)

Tuesday 25th – Monday 31st – personal exploration time with the materials and connection in the online group.

Monday 31st 4pm-6.30pm (UK) LIVE workshop on zoom.


Ancestral Gold mini-course and live workshop costs just £49. Click the button below to be taken to PayPal – your place is confirmed after purchase and I’ll be in touch soon after.

Please include your contactable email address in the notes during checkout if it differs from your PayPal email address, otherwise I won’t be able to contact you to send the course materials.

I love this special time of year – come join us as we welcome in the dark season in the northern hemisphere and tap into the spirit of Samhain/Halloween!

Disclaimer, Access, Refunds

Ancestral Gold course is not designed or intended to replace any kind of traditional therapy or psychotherapy if that’s what you need. The course journey is a creative, guided process of deep self-enquiry which may activate emotional/psychological or physical reactions in you and is an invitation to participate fully in your process with self-awareness and self-responsibility. All exercises and prompts suggested by me to you are fully invitational and optional. Therefore, Jane Cormack, janecormack.com, Self-Discovery School for Women and any associate teachers, cannot be held responsible for actions taken by you that may result in any disturbance to your health and wellbeing, be that physical, emotional or mental.

Payment can be made via PayPal and confirms you’re place on the course. You’ll be sent the materials a week before the live workshop to get started with and be welcomed with a live video in our online group.

All tuition fees are non-refundable once the course begins.

Course Access
All course materials (PDF’s, audio, etc) will be emailed to you so that you can download, print and keep them. The live welcome/introduction video will be accessible via an online private community platform. And the live workshop will take place over Zoom. You’ll need to download zoom onto your computer or phone prior to the live workshop class on the 31st. I’ll be active in the online community space until Wednesday 2nd of November after which it will be closed.

All content (including live video content and design elements), of Ancestral Gold is protected by international copyright and may not, except with Jane Cormack’s express written permission, be distributed for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Thank you for understanding and respecting my work.