Offerings 101

Offerings 101

Our lesson today primarily focuses on giving food offerings to the ‌altar.‌ ‌Offerings serve as acknowledgements, nourish connections, and facilitate reciprocal relationships between spiritual entities and humans.

When I work with a specific deity or entity, I do research first to see what offerings have first been established by tradition. Depending on the availability of such offerings, I may have to find a substitute. Sometimes we can discover new offerings through experimentation. When I find something that works, I write it down in my Book of Shadows for future generations to come.

With ancestors, I’ve discovered that sometimes you will know a particular spirits favorite candy in life and other times, you can stick with old favorites such as peanut butter, chocolate, and black licorice. If I am working in a graveyard with unrelated ancestors, I usually leave old fashioned candies such as horehound, peppermints, or spice drops. I find this particularly effective if you’re working in a very old section of the cemetery.

I’ve found that ensuring that offerings stay fresh and are free of mold or decay is essential. I also get in the practice of thoroughly washing my offering bowls. Each offering bowl is dedicated to the particular spirit I am working with and is never used for any other purpose. There’s a brief overview of offerings to get you started! Thanks for reading!

This is just a basic course in ritual and Magick. If you have any further questions or you would like some more depth of information on a particular topic, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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