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Build a strong, healthy relationship with your ancestors using this guide to the concepts and considerations of ancestral veneration. This tradition non-specific book presents historical and cultural examples of veneration from around the world, the ins and outs of ritual practice, and inspiring stories related to grief and building community. Ben Stimpson shows you the role ancestors can play in daily life and encourages you to explore deeper questions about the living and the dead.
Sharing meditations and journal prompts, Ben helps you connect with your ancestors and develop an authentic, living practice. He introduces you to the various types of ancestors, such as blood, adoption, and affinity, and discusses the physical elements of practice, including sacred space, props, and offerings. This book encourages you to explore your beliefs and create a legacy for current and future generations.
"Ancestral Whispers offers what many other books don't: a discussion of every aspect of ancestor veneration from what it is and why it's important to how and where it can be done. With practical tips for how to actively connect to ancestors as well as engaging questions that challenge readers to define those connections for themselves, this book gives us a holistic look at what relationships with those who've come before have been and can be."—Morgan Daimler, author of 21st Century Fairy
"It is a great pleasure to find a book about an important topic that is erudite, thoughtful, original, wide-ranging and multicultural, and yet also deeply personal. This is such a book."—Ronald Hutton, historian and author of The Triumph of the Moon
"Honoring our relationships with the ancestors is foundational to personal, family, and cultural wellness. In this easy-to-access guidebook, Ben Stimpson offers a deeply personal, psychologically grounded, and culturally mindful roadmap for reclaiming one's place in the larger human community. Highly recommended!"—Daniel Foor, PhD, author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing
"Ancestral veneration is a core aspect of a variety of spiritual and magical streams of practice. In this accessible and practical new work, Ben Stimpson offers us a thoughtful and in-depth guide to forming relationships with our ancestors. Filled with practical, hands-on approaches, this book will act as a leaping board for those who wish to approach this often inaccessible aspect of spiritual practice. Thoughtful, practical, and immensely personal, Ben has gifted us with a book that I am certain many will treasure for years to come."—Mhara Starling, author of Welsh Witchcraft
|Pub Date:||September 2023|
|Product Type:||Trade Paperback|
|Page Count:||264 pages|
|Size:||6 x 9 IN|