ancestor HUB is creating a space to share + re-member SWANA (pl)an(t)cestral wisdom
31
patrons
$227
per month
{follow us on Instagram @swana.ancestral. help spread the word.}

in arabic, hub
means love. this is our ancestor hub, our ancestor love.

it is through this love that we re-member ourselves home. we. a multi-ethnic group of SWANA* folks in diaspora and motherland, re-collecting ancestral stories, memories, and wisdoms alive in our bones. waking up. thawing out. {remembering}: returning to a knowing from our past - the very essence and origin of us, and of life itself and {re-membering}: gathering the fragments of severed things back together- to unity, wholeness. mending the broken. relocating the displaced, forgotten, and left-behind. reclaiming the forcibly taken, erased, violated, and lost. restoring the integrity of our relationships and relatedness. we affirm the stories and memories that live within the stars, plants, sands, waters, winds, and all sentient beings. the life-affirming medicines of our earthly and cosmic origins. we soften ourselves to them - let them merge with us. teach and re-member us.

this patreon is our space to share & cross-pollinate pieces of our SWANA re-memberance, and to cultivate relational and financial support towards a deepening of our work. the funds raised here are dedicated to providing scholarships for more accessible participation in our plantcestral re-memberance circles, building our archival platform, and conducting co-creative residencies and retreatstogether, we can create abundance.

our first offering of {and towards} collective re-memberance: an invitation for you to enter and open this relationship with us through an intentional and ongoing act of reciprocity by becoming a patron.

patrons unlock access to varying types of creative, instructional, and informational posts from us every New + Full Moon plus other perks as listed in the "tiers" displayed on the side column of this page. patronage of this project is also a chance to practice a special kind of resource reciprocity: each time we reach a new milestone of patronage to this project, we grant a new layer of access to broader groups of people until eventually, your collective patronage opens access to this sharing for the public at large [see "goals" for more details about this]. 

if you find yourself here, it is not by accident.


we are SWANA* folks co-creating, dreaming, and collaborating to revive roadmaps of ancestral inheritance so we may contribute our part to a more free and dignified world. this practice is our ritual of re-memberance. our breath of new life into the ancient places that made/make us, towards a more wise and powerful future. our efforts to rise from the ashes of an era characterized by trauma, severance, and the desecration of life, towards renewal, community-determination, connection, joy, and love. towards dignity and integrity for all living beings. towards alignment with the rhythms of creation, reverence for its wisdom and mysteries, and a restoration of its ultimate justice and wholeness across both earthly and invisible realms.

we walk in kinship to and affirmation of our Indigenous cousins and life-tending village folk across the global south. we see you, we acknowledge you, we center and uplift you in our movements towards an ancient future we are weaving together. that our collective re-memberance may honor all the ancestors ahead and behind us and the places we each tend as home.

when patrons support this work, you support our ability to return what was lost + stolen and the resilience we weave throughout our region / in the diaspora. you support us to restore, protect, and reclaim our part of what is sacred and crucial for us  a l l  to survive and flourish in integrity with this earth.

***
this space is an extension of the SWANA Ancestral Medicine HUB and the نجمع جذورنا | (re)Gather our Ancestors project, both hosted by River Rose Apothecary. you can find more info about our courses and other offerings at the links above, including archives of what our HUB has offered in the past. 

we are women, femmes, queer, nb, + trans folks of multiple racial, ethnic, and religious SWANA* identities who do our best to maintain an inclusive, authentic, and loving space that re-centers the indigenous, sacred, feminine and folk ways of our incredibly diverse ancestral region.

if you are a SWANA* descendant person {of any gender, racial, or ethnic representation native to the SWANA region} who would like to uplift this work by contributing your voice to this space, please email us at [email protected]. you can see the "about" page on our SWANA Hub for more insight on what kind of posts we invite.

you can also make a one-time donation to our work here:
 paypal.me/riverrose or via venmo @plantcestral. please include "ancestor hub donation" in the description of your payment. please note that a one-time donation will not gain you access to the posts and offerings available via this patreon. thank you. 

* SWANA stands for SouthWest Asia & North Africa.
It is a less colonial way to address the diverse geographical region commonly referred to as "the Middle East & North Africa".

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A NOTE TO PATRONS:
please note that besides our regular New + Full Moon posts, all additional offerings will be gifted to patrons of 3 full months or more, and will be delivered at the end of each gregorian year.
Tiers
zeitoon + zaatar
$3 or more per month

access to all of our written posts, stories, poems, and visual artwork posts.

poppies + sage
$11 or more per month

access to all of our written posts, stories, poems, and visual artwork posts + all multi-media posts such as podcasts, multimedia artworks, audios, and instructionals + 1 digital SWANA plant print, monograph, poem, or recipe made by us (per year). 

damascus rose
$33 or more per month

access all written posts + all multi-media posts such as podcasts, multimedia artworks, audios, and instructionals + a digital set of SWANA plant prints, monographs, poems, recipes, or a zine made by us (per year).

orange blossoms + pomegranate
$55 or more per month

access all written posts + all multi-media posts such as podcasts, multimedia artworks, audios, and instructionals + a printed set of SWANA plant prints, monographs, poems, recipes, or a zine made by us OR a pre-recorded online class (per year).

arz (lebanese cedar)
$99 or more per month

access all written + multi-media posts + a printed set of SWANA plant prints, monographs, poems, recipes, or a zine made by us OR a pre-recorded online class  + a bi-annual q&a on zoom with a few of us + an original piece of art or craft work made by one of us (per year).

frankinsence + myrrh
$333 or more per month

access all written + multi-media posts + a printed set of SWANA plant prints, monographs, poems, recipes, or a zine made by us OR a pre-recorded online class + a bi-annual q&a on zoom with a few of us + an original piece of art or craft work made by one of us + a 1-on-1 consultation of choice with one of our collective members (per year).

Goals
31 of 50 patrons
will initiate printed offerings to our qualifying patrons!
2 of 6
{follow us on Instagram @swana.ancestral. help spread the word.}

in arabic, hub
means love. this is our ancestor hub, our ancestor love.

it is through this love that we re-member ourselves home. we. a multi-ethnic group of SWANA* folks in diaspora and motherland, re-collecting ancestral stories, memories, and wisdoms alive in our bones. waking up. thawing out. {remembering}: returning to a knowing from our past - the very essence and origin of us, and of life itself and {re-membering}: gathering the fragments of severed things back together- to unity, wholeness. mending the broken. relocating the displaced, forgotten, and left-behind. reclaiming the forcibly taken, erased, violated, and lost. restoring the integrity of our relationships and relatedness. we affirm the stories and memories that live within the stars, plants, sands, waters, winds, and all sentient beings. the life-affirming medicines of our earthly and cosmic origins. we soften ourselves to them - let them merge with us. teach and re-member us.

this patreon is our space to share & cross-pollinate pieces of our SWANA re-memberance, and to cultivate relational and financial support towards a deepening of our work. the funds raised here are dedicated to providing scholarships for more accessible participation in our plantcestral re-memberance circles, building our archival platform, and conducting co-creative residencies and retreatstogether, we can create abundance.

our first offering of {and towards} collective re-memberance: an invitation for you to enter and open this relationship with us through an intentional and ongoing act of reciprocity by becoming a patron.

patrons unlock access to varying types of creative, instructional, and informational posts from us every New + Full Moon plus other perks as listed in the "tiers" displayed on the side column of this page. patronage of this project is also a chance to practice a special kind of resource reciprocity: each time we reach a new milestone of patronage to this project, we grant a new layer of access to broader groups of people until eventually, your collective patronage opens access to this sharing for the public at large [see "goals" for more details about this]. 

if you find yourself here, it is not by accident.


we are SWANA* folks co-creating, dreaming, and collaborating to revive roadmaps of ancestral inheritance so we may contribute our part to a more free and dignified world. this practice is our ritual of re-memberance. our breath of new life into the ancient places that made/make us, towards a more wise and powerful future. our efforts to rise from the ashes of an era characterized by trauma, severance, and the desecration of life, towards renewal, community-determination, connection, joy, and love. towards dignity and integrity for all living beings. towards alignment with the rhythms of creation, reverence for its wisdom and mysteries, and a restoration of its ultimate justice and wholeness across both earthly and invisible realms.

we walk in kinship to and affirmation of our Indigenous cousins and life-tending village folk across the global south. we see you, we acknowledge you, we center and uplift you in our movements towards an ancient future we are weaving together. that our collective re-memberance may honor all the ancestors ahead and behind us and the places we each tend as home.

when patrons support this work, you support our ability to return what was lost + stolen and the resilience we weave throughout our region / in the diaspora. you support us to restore, protect, and reclaim our part of what is sacred and crucial for us  a l l  to survive and flourish in integrity with this earth.

***
this space is an extension of the SWANA Ancestral Medicine HUB and the نجمع جذورنا | (re)Gather our Ancestors project, both hosted by River Rose Apothecary. you can find more info about our courses and other offerings at the links above, including archives of what our HUB has offered in the past. 

we are women, femmes, queer, nb, + trans folks of multiple racial, ethnic, and religious SWANA* identities who do our best to maintain an inclusive, authentic, and loving space that re-centers the indigenous, sacred, feminine and folk ways of our incredibly diverse ancestral region.

if you are a SWANA* descendant person {of any gender, racial, or ethnic representation native to the SWANA region} who would like to uplift this work by contributing your voice to this space, please email us at [email protected]. you can see the "about" page on our SWANA Hub for more insight on what kind of posts we invite.

you can also make a one-time donation to our work here:
 paypal.me/riverrose or via venmo @plantcestral. please include "ancestor hub donation" in the description of your payment. please note that a one-time donation will not gain you access to the posts and offerings available via this patreon. thank you. 

* SWANA stands for SouthWest Asia & North Africa.
It is a less colonial way to address the diverse geographical region commonly referred to as "the Middle East & North Africa".

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A NOTE TO PATRONS:
please note that besides our regular New + Full Moon posts, all additional offerings will be gifted to patrons of 3 full months or more, and will be delivered at the end of each gregorian year.

Recent posts by ancestor HUB

Tiers
zeitoon + zaatar
$3 or more per month

access to all of our written posts, stories, poems, and visual artwork posts.

poppies + sage
$11 or more per month

access to all of our written posts, stories, poems, and visual artwork posts + all multi-media posts such as podcasts, multimedia artworks, audios, and instructionals + 1 digital SWANA plant print, monograph, poem, or recipe made by us (per year). 

damascus rose
$33 or more per month

access all written posts + all multi-media posts such as podcasts, multimedia artworks, audios, and instructionals + a digital set of SWANA plant prints, monographs, poems, recipes, or a zine made by us (per year).

orange blossoms + pomegranate
$55 or more per month

access all written posts + all multi-media posts such as podcasts, multimedia artworks, audios, and instructionals + a printed set of SWANA plant prints, monographs, poems, recipes, or a zine made by us OR a pre-recorded online class (per year).

arz (lebanese cedar)
$99 or more per month

access all written + multi-media posts + a printed set of SWANA plant prints, monographs, poems, recipes, or a zine made by us OR a pre-recorded online class  + a bi-annual q&a on zoom with a few of us + an original piece of art or craft work made by one of us (per year).

frankinsence + myrrh
$333 or more per month

access all written + multi-media posts + a printed set of SWANA plant prints, monographs, poems, recipes, or a zine made by us OR a pre-recorded online class + a bi-annual q&a on zoom with a few of us + an original piece of art or craft work made by one of us + a 1-on-1 consultation of choice with one of our collective members (per year).