The veneration of the dead, including one’s ancestors, is based on love and respect for the deceased. In some cultures, it is related to beliefs that the dead have a continued existence, and may possess the ability to influence the fortune of the living. Some groups venerate their direct, familial ancestors. Certain religious groups, in particular the Eastern Orthodox Churches and the Catholic Church, venerate saints as intercessors with God; the latter also believes in prayer for departed souls in Purgatory. Other religious groups, however, consider veneration of the dead to be idolatry and a sin. In European, Asian, Oceanian, African and Afro-diasporic cultures, the goal of ancestor veneration is to ensure the ancestors’ continued well-being and positive disposition towards the living, and sometimes to ask for special favours or assistance. The social or non-religious function of ancestor veneration is to cultivate kinship values, such as filial piety, family loyalty, and continuity of the family lineage. Ancestor veneration occurs in societies with every degree of social, political, and technological complexity, and it remains an important component of various religious practices in modern times.
Hand blended with consecrated charged herbs, and ritually blessed with whispered spells and prayers. This reliquary may be placed in a sacred place or on your altar to aid and represent your Ancestors in reveration, connection, worship, and as an offering. It also protects and guards oneself and family against negative influences. Inside are herbs, roots, whispered spells, breath of life, crimson offerings. Anoint with Hallowtide Oil, whiskey or vodka, smoke or Hallowtide Incense, and if you so wish your blood to truly connect with it and make it yours.
Fixed, dressed, & consecrated on my altar. this small glass bottle, has been filled with charged and blessed herbs, anointed with oil, and sealed with wax. It will remain potent & charge itself as long as the seal remains unbroken, you can add more influence and your own energy by anointing it with oil or personal concerns.
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