Ancestor Altar


In the last place I rented, I had set up an altar for my ancestors. I set one up in my current home but didn’t seem to get around to using it.

So now I make an effort to go and talk to my ancestors daily. It’s nothing fancy; just a picture of my Granny and my Nanna that I photocopied.
It gives me a sense of peace and fulfilment that I have my ancestors with me.

What a lot of people don’t realise is that talking to your ancestors is a form of necromancy, which many people think of as evil and/or not to be done. I don’t know why this is the prevailing morality as we’re not doing any harm to anyone.

There is a famous story in the Tain Bo Cuilagne where the druids realise that the story of the Tain has been lost. So they find the grave of Fergus mac Roich, raise his spirit and ask him to tell the story.

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