The relatively new science of Epigenetics studies the way in which environmental factors and our belief system can turn genes on or off, confirming that belief can override environmental factors. New research in this field suggests that the lives of our ancestors has a much more profound impact on our lives today than we originally thought, that goes far beyond DNA into the realms of ancestral bequests.
‘I felt the presence of an ancestor…I asked him what he had to teach me and he replied, “I’ve not come to teach you. You came all the way to this country to do what you could do at home, with your own ancestors, symbols and heritage… Look to your own roots”’
The Womb Tomb, David Wendl-Berry
Ice Urdigan, Carolyn Hillyer