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National Home Funeral Alliance Conference

October 4 - October 6

I’m excited to be a plenary speaker at the National Home Funeral Alliance’s 7th Biennial Conference, which will be held just outside Minneapolis this Fall.

Here’s the program blurb for my presentation:

Community Ritual as Participatory Performance Art

The practice of ritual healing shares deep roots with the practice of theatrical performance. Each is designed to facilitate a shared altered state of consciousness. Each uses music, color, imagery, and symbolic action to create a powerful energetic container in which personal and collective transformation can occur.

Using stories from her work with dying people and their families, Sarah will explain ​and illustrate the basic principles of ritual healing, and describe the archetypal connections between ritual and performance art. Sarah’s visual art practice is deeply integrated with her ritual practice. She will also share examples of her hand-made ritual tools, and explain how she invites families to engage with these sacred objects to deepen and strengthen the healing container.

The NHFA is an amazing organization, and their conferences are legendary. Do consider attending!

Visit the NHFA site to learn more


October 4
October 6


Chaska, MN,