How to Build & Tend an Ancestor Shrine

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How to Build & Tend an Ancestor Shrine

Chiron Armand


Quote:Many consider one’s Ancestors and personal spirit guides to be their primary source for gaining wisdom and clarity, as well as their first line of defense against attack. If one seeks to hone their mediumship abilities, then time spent at one’s ancestor altar can be of great help as well. After giving offerings and expressing gratitude, pray sincerely from the heart for guidance, wisdom, and clarity. Then, sit in silence before the altar for at least 15 minutes and, afterwards, record your impressions. These may be images, thoughts, and / or words that came to mind during the meditation. Performing this at least once per week can have a tremendous effect on one’s intuitive abilities and the grace with which one moves through life. If you “don’t experience anything,” continue anyway. They may make their messages known in dreams or in everyday signs and omens. Many psychic readers attribute their intuitive insight to the aide of their Ancestors and many rootdoctors believe their help is integral to the potency of their work.

Due to the extent to which I see the harmful presences and patterns left by unresolved ancestral dead in the lives of my clients, I personally call upon “my Ancestral Helping Spirits – those that lived well and died well, made it through the Veil and chose to accompany me in this lifetime” rather than Ancestors in general (words courtesy of Christina Pratt of Why Shamanism Now podcast). This ensures that I am engaging only those Ancestors of mine who resolved their lives before or after death rather than Ancestors of mine who remain ghosts, or restless dead who seek to hijack the living to fix their own unresolved lives. I also only place photos of those ancestors I know, through divination, to fall into this category of Ancestral Helping Spirits. If other Ancestors do show up, I consider it my job to move them on through Ancestral Elevation or other psychopomp acts so that they can work with me in a good way as Ancestral Helping Spirits when then are ready to.
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


(2020-09-14, 12:42 AM)Sciborg_S_Patel Wrote: How to Build & Tend an Ancestor Shrine

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If reincarnation is real and usual with human beings, then venerating or even worshipping one's genetic ancestors would be pointless, since these people though in your physical birth lineage would have had no contact with your previous human selves, who reincarnated into distant and genetically unrelated parents.
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(2020-09-14, 01:38 AM)nbtruthman Wrote: If reincarnation is real and usual with human beings, then venerating or even worshipping one's genetic ancestors would be pointless, since these people though in your physical birth lineage would have had no contact with your previous human selves, who reincarnated into distant and genetically unrelated parents.

But not everyone seems to reincarnate?

NDEs, mediumship communication about the afterlife, and so on seem to differ on this. There are also the Intermissions, the life between lives, that seems to occur.

And even if someone reincarnates, is there Greater/Higher Self that stays aware of the spiritual state? Seth - and IIRC other channeled beings - says we can live multiple incarnations at the same time.

We just don't know. Even worship in general has been argued as convenient delusion, with any efficacy in prayer in altering reality actually just being Psi.
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- Bertrand Russell


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Quote:We all have them. Or, do they have us? The Tapestry of life is a complex web of family, lineage and blood. Their struggles and triumphs are yours as well. For many beginning in Magic, the idea of Ancestors and their elevation does not seem like the most interesting aspect to start practicing, but many these days are making a case that starting with ancestors is beyond beneficial. Joining WMiT? is a man who is well versed in the realm of the restless dead and how it applies to your health and well-being, Mr. Chiron Armand. Your ancestors aren’t going anywhere, do not waste this opportunity.

My Guest is none other than Chiron Armand: an all-travelling Shaman versed in such New World traditions as Haitian Vodou and Brazilian Quimbanda as well as being a Hoodoo Root Doctor. He is available for all of your Ancestral needs through his website Impact Shamanism. His Instagram Account is always a joy and he is the author of a couple books. Please Check out all of Chiron’s Work!

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'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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