Summoning the Ancestors

 

I constructed this ritual while I was practicing Shamanism, it has always worked for me, however I do recommend that you have some experience working with spirits before Trying this It is intended to help you call upon your ancestors for advice and guidance, or sometimes even help with a certain situations, mostly you will just Sense their Existence and will Even Though they will, on very rare occasions manifest in visible form

You will need the following items for this spell:

A Staff (preferably one you have worked with before) Incense burner (stick and cone incense will work here, I first made this ritual using those, but you must have a way to burn the offering) Purification or security Incense (I use Frankincense or Sandalwood) a little offering (meat works well, though bread will work also, I am not sure about offertory incense though because I have never attempted to use it with this ritual) 6 white Candles (any type will do, I only depends on how long you intend to hold the ritual, I usually use tea candles when I am not going to take a long time, though it can be hard to tell sometimes how long the ritual will continue

Casting Instructions for ‘Summoning the Ancestors’

This ritual functions best at night though may be performed at any time

Form the candles into a circle round the incense burner (or incense) and light the candles and start burning the incense (note: if using stick or cone incense, keep a ready supply within the ritual area and light it with the candles, there can be no fresh fire added or it may disrupt the ritual)

(optional, but recommended) Cast a circle

Hold your staff up and visualize a light at its end as you say in a firm tone

“Ancestors of Blood and Spirit, come to the light. Come to direct and aid me in this time and place, for I seek you wisdom and knowledge, please give me your aid and grant me an audience oh wise ones”

You should start to feel their existence in short order, though you can never tell just how many or which of your ancestors will come, some may not even be related to you by blood and some may just have religious ties (I have had a few animals and one Amakua [guardian spirit/deity] appear, this is why I recommend some experience with spirits

Hold the ritual for as long as you Require

When closing the ritual do not forget to burn the offering and be careful to thank all that came and bid that they fare well until next time (this can be anyway you like as long as it is personnel and done with the appropriate respect)

Extinguish the candles one by one and envision the spirits are departing with the candle smoke

Open the circle once the last spirit has left

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