I keep an ancestor altar all year. It normally resides in my office and looks like this:
Every day, I light a candle, light incense, and speak to my Beloved Dead. Once a week, I refresh the water offering, drum and speak the names of my lineage.
During the month of October, the altar is moved into our living room, and becomes a shared altar for the household. Here’s a picture of my portion of the altar:
I like moving the altar to the living room at this time of year, as the Dead get to share more of our daily lives when the veil is thin. I like to think of my mother, a big fan of Halloween and horror movies, watching our favorite movies with me, enjoying the spooky household decor.
Do you currently have an Ancestor reverence practice? Comment and share how you work with your Beloved Dead. Looking for ideas on how to begin working with your Ancestors? Check out Sarah Anne Lawless’ Ancestor Worship in Modern Witchcraft.
We had a fun and energetic time tonight at the Spring Equinox ritual!
Our intention: Life calls, we return with joy: I am here.
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Our planning meeting for the Reclaiming Pittsburgh Spring Equinox ritual is tomorrow – all are welcome! Hope to see you there! Image: Snowdrops by Tejvan Pettinger – some rights reserved
We had a great time at the Reclaiming Pittsburgh Imbolc ritual last night! Hope to see you at our next ritual for the Spring Equinox – more details to come soon! Images by VasalisaTheWitch
You should really come out and join us for our Imbolc Ritual. That is all 🙂 Image: Forge en action by Frédéric BISSON – some rights reserved
My family tree is packed with creepy, possessed infants…
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