Ancestor worship (or as I prefer to call it, ancestor veneration) has been prevalent throughout the ages everywhere on this planet. Humans are known to honor and mourn their closest family members and friends when they die, and in many cultures, continued offerings, visitations, and conversations with the dead are typical. A lot of people think having an altar to the blessed dead in your home is a little strange- some assume you’re worshiping your […]

Honoring the beloved dead- building and keeping an Ancestor Altar

I’ve been to many rituals, a lot of them… weren’t that great. I’ve thought about this a lot, and why they didn’t work, and why others did. So I made a list of the 7 things you can do to improve a ritual, no matter what tradition you belong to. The 7 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Rituals 1.) Abolish Scripts: I cannot underline, italic, and bold this statement enough: Do. Not. Use. Scripts. Unless you and all your […]

Making a Ritual Work