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Rae Abileah

Rae Abileah

Weaver of Prophesies
אורגת נביאות

About

Rae is a ritual artist, a social change strategist, and an advocate for human rights, economic, environmental, and radical justice, and community wellness. As an activist and consultant, she currently engages with Beautiful Trouble and ThoughtWorks. Rae supports a just peace in Israel Palestine through her work with Jewish Voice for Peace, Interfaith Peace Builders, and the Palestinian-led nonviolent economic resistance movement. She is a contributing author of Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution; Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists; Sisters Singing: Blessings, Prayers, Art, Songs, Poetry and Sacred Stories By Women; and Siddur HaKohanot: A Hebrew Priestess Prayerbook; and her articles have been published in publications ranging from Huffington Post to Tikkun magazine. 

In 2014 she co-created the Climate Ribbon ritual project, which was the finale of the People's Climate March in NYC, a central art installation at the mobilizations surrounding the COP21 in Paris in 2015, and an ongoing global tool for engaging the public in personal reflection around what we stand to lose to climate change. She is available to facilitate this interactive participatory arts ritual, which ask participants to share stories of their response to the question: "What do you love and hope to never lose to climate chaos?" In ceremony she is a water-pourer and emergent fire-tender. She works with rose, salt, clear crystal, cedar, stardust, gold sparkles, driftwood, breath, ocean, her benevolent ancestors, simplicity. 

She graduated from Barnard College at Columbia University with a dual degree in Environmental Science and Human Rights. Rae is a weaver of paths of prophecy, of worlds, words, and ways; she blends ancient traditions with earth-based practices and practical needs intro a tapestry of rituals, casting practical spells for a whole, just, harmonious, and equitable world. Her priestess name honors her parents and her mixed heritages that inspire empathy, truth-telling, audacious courage, intersectionality, and gratitude.

Services

Rites of passage; weddings and separations; tending sacred spaces at political actions, such as building altars in remembrance of those killed by violence; weaving spirit into revolutionary movements; Climate Ribbon participatory arts ritual.

Location

Nederland, Colorado and Oakland, California. Available to work remotely and travel.

Contact

rae@raeabileah.com
(415) 994-1723
@raeabileah