This is the perfect time to summon spirits and also honor your ancestors. A traditional way to do this is to collect graveyard dirt from a loved one's grave or that of a good spirit or holy person. The dirt should be placed in a sacred dish or box and left on an ancestral altar to be used as protection at the threshold of front and back doorways in your home.
To enhance this protection, combine the graveyard dirt with sea salt, Dragon's Blood resin, and red brick dust. Sprinkle at the threshold.
You can also tap into Animal Spirit Magick with a spirit animal altar. If you have the ashes of a beloved pet or their graveyard dirt, you can use this in the same way.
Graveyard dirt is not limited to protection. It can be used for both positive and negative magick.
More uses for graveyard dirt:
- Communication with the dead/summoning. Burn Dittany of Crete for aid in sight and spirit manifestation.
- Love Spells
- Causing unnatural illness to enemies (if the dirt is taken from the grave of a criminal or a person that was bad in life).
- Portal/Vortex Magick
- Astral Projection
IMPORTANT: When you collect graveyard dirt, always be respectful and leave an offering of food, liquor (usually whiskey) or coins.
When you cross the threshold or cemetery gates, always leave coins at the entrance to pay the gatekeepers.
Good luck with your Halloween magick!