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Trickster, Teacher, Chaos, Clay: Neurodiversity, Earthseed, and Shaping Gxd With Ancestral Wisdom & Forethought

Broadcast on September 16, 2022
With Alexis P. Morgan
Hosted by Dr. Marie Mbouni

As an autistic, ancestor-initiated priestess and spirit worker stewarding a digital village through turbulent, dangerous times, Alexis Morgan shares how Octavia Butler's fictional philosophy of Earthseed, masking, and contemplating animism as “shamanic bones” for political liberation, has helped her to better cultivate compassionate homeostasis, inherent dignity, and mutual care for herself, her clients, and our communities. 

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Who Octavia Butler is, what is Earthseed, and how this philosophy provides fertile soil for imagining our way through upheaval and unrest
  • How ancestral veneration and reconnection can help us cultivate greater forethought in our spiritual and mundane actions
  • What autistic and ritual masking has taught us about consciously shaping our relationship with ourselves, our communities, and the world around us
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Alexis P. Morgan

Writer, Artist, Ancestral Sorceress & Priestess

Alexis P. Morgan (she/they) is a bon vivant muse, multi-disciplinary artist, and 21st-century village witch, devoted to the work of radical luxury as apocalypse medicine. In her role as ancestral priestess, and as the founding lineage holder of Mzizi Udongo, Alexis is focused on providing tools for her community to embody an ethic of post-scarcity with integrity and compassion. Always making some sort of mischief, she aspires to inherit the title of “the most exciting [femme] in the world” from Eartha Kitt, by way of a vivid + kindly phantasm of the late Orson Welles.

Alexis P. Morgan