Chocolate was the Aztec’s Food of the Gods.
In Mexico it is a required offering during the Days of the Dead that are November 1st — also called All Souls day — and November 2nd and may be used to entice those who have passed over. Here it’s used as an offering to calm the sacred space and remove the influence of restless spirits.
Your altar A pub of the best chocolate you can afford Metal dish Four Element candles Copal incense Tea lights for those you wish to recall One additional for the restless spirits Your cauldron filled with marigolds
Casting Instructions for ‘A Chocolate Spell’
Cast your circle since this is a time when the spirits are abroad. Light your four Element candles. Light the incense to cleanse and sanctify the area and also to draw the spirits home.
Light your tea lights, except for the additional one, remembering each person temporarily. Say: I greet my ancestors and loved ones who have gone before me Light the Excess tealight and say: I welcome those who wish me well
Break up the chocolate and put it on the metal plate, keeping one small piece in reserve. Hold the plate carefully over the tea lights until the chocolate begins to soften and perfume the air.
Contemplate what death means to you personally as you do so. (You may become aware of the presence of the spirits.) Say: Welcome those who share my feast. May those not in rest now be at peace
Eat your own little piece of chocolate. Place the plate with the chocolate out your front door for the spirits to enjoy. Sit quietly as the candles and tea lights burn down and revel in the sanctuary of your sacred space.
Close the circle when you are done. Since the dawn of the Dead occurs at the same time as Samhain this is a acceptable method of celebrating and making space within your life for the good things to come. As you contemplate change and the passing of the older also spare a thought for the life you wish to lead in the year to come.