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Friday, 7 May 2010

Ritual To Honor The Ancestors

Ritual To Honor The Ancestors Cover
* COLOR: Black and grey
* ELEMENT: Earth
* ALTAR: Spread a black cloth, and lay it with photographs, paintings, and other depictions of our ancestors. Add also symbols of their old tools, and statues of ancestral deities, a bowl of seeds for the future garden, pots of soil, a pitcher of water, and many candles of black and white and grey.
* OFFERINGS: Things they would have liked to eat, drink, smoke, or smell. Tend a cemetery and clean up the graves.
* DAILY MEAL: Food from an earlier era, using authentic recipes.


Our ancestors got up at dawn,

Slaved in the dirt,

Sweated in the sun,

Chilled in the cold,

Numbed in the snow,

Scattering each seed with a prayer:

Pray that there be enough,

That no one starve this winter.

Pray that no bird nor beast

Steal the food I have struggled for.

And most of all,

Pray that each seed I save

Of this harvest

Shall next year

Bring forth a hundred more.

We live today

Because they worked

Because they sowed

Because they harvested

Because they prayed.


Those who came before

We are your children

Those who came before

We honor your names

(Each person takes seeds from the bowl and plants them in the pots of soil, speaking the name of one of their ancestors as they do so, as in: "In honor of " The pots are watered, and the candles put out one by one.)

Found in The Pagan Book of Hours - Breviary

Also read this ebooks:

Benjamin Rowe - The Book Of The Seniors
Aleister Crowley - Mortadello Or The Angel Of Venice
Benjamin Rowe - A Ritual Of The Heptagram

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