It’s a time of celebration and excitement!
Peace be with you my friends. The past several days have been a time of frantic euphoria from which I am still recovering. I just wanted to share a few photos with you and describe some of the amazing activities I and a group of my friends undertook on Halloween, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
I designed a ritual based of the Guy Fawkes Night traditions common throughout the United Kingdom. You can read more about Guy Fawkes by clicking on the link above, but I will just say briefly that Guy Fawkes was a 17th century revolutionary who unsuccessfully attempted to blow up Parliament in the notorious gunpowder plot. He was captured and executed and to this day the British people burn him in effigy to commemorate his failed attempt. Guy Fawkes Night is November 5th and is often seen as a continuation of the Halloween festivities. I’ve always liked the idea of Guy Fawkes festivities and several years ago I developed a prosperity ritual depicted in these photos. I make a life sized doll and stuff it with hay as well as several money drawing herbs and folded spirit money, then decorate it with dollar and euros symbols as well as Chinese characters for wealth and prosperity and then set it on fire to release the wealth and luck drawing energy. I have consistently had good luck with the service for myself and others and am happy to perform it any time on request.
Since we were in my friend Flaviu’s ancestral village, we visited the local cemetery where his grandparents are buried and decorated the graves with flowers and candles as is the custom here for All Saints’ Day. While at the cemetery, I also made a service for my departed family members by placing sugar skulls, which I had previously handmade, on a nearby grave and lighting a candle next to each one asking that their journey toward Paradise be peaceful and fast. When we finished decorating the graves and saying our prayers, we decided to take some photos. You will notice in the photos that several orbs appeared throughout the picture, which is a sign of high spiritual energy. I take this to mean that the spirits and ancestors were pleased with our offerings.
In addition to performing many services for ourselves and clients and attending church services on the 1st and 2nd, there was also a fun party atmosphere as is to be expected this time of year. I cooked a tremendous amount of food and my apartment was filled with guests. Among the many dishes I prepared were Huesos de Santo and Buñuelos de Todos los Santos, two traditional desserts from Spain, the recipes for which I learned while living in Madrid in the early 2000’s. It is said that every time you eat one of these mini pastries, a soul is released from Purgatory. My guests and I probably released at least fifty!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I will be back soon with articles on different spiritual topics once I have fully rested and recuperated. I do absolutely love this time of year as we heard towards Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
I very much hope you enjoy this season as well! As always, I wish you abundant blessings!