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Create An Ancestral Altar For Samhain & Day Of The Dead

Updated: Sep 18

Setting up an ancestral altar is a deeply meaningful way to honor your ancestors and establish a connection with them during Samhain. This sacred space serves as a focal point for your spiritual practice and allows you to pay tribute to those who came before you.

To create an ancestral altar:

  • Select a quiet and undisturbed space in your home where you can place the altar.

  • Gather photographs, mementos, and personal items that belonged to your ancestors. These could include jewelry, heirlooms, or items that hold sentimental value.

  • Arrange these items on the altar with care, creating an aesthetically pleasing and spiritually significant display.

  • Add offerings such as candles, incense, flowers, and a glass of water to nourish and welcome the spirits.

  • Light the candles and incense to create a serene atmosphere, symbolizing the presence of your ancestors.

  • Spend time in front of the altar, meditating, praying, or simply being in their presence.

  • Share your thoughts, feelings, and gratitude with your ancestors, as if they were physically there. This practice allows you to deepen your connection with your lineage and receive guidance and blessings from your forebears.

Creating an ancestral altar is a beautiful and personal way to honor your roots and celebrate Samhain's connection to the past.


This is a comprehensive 1 hr workshop taught by yours truly, Keyoncé, Creator of Millennial Soul Food. You’ll learn the fundamentals of safely communicating with your highest and most benevolent spirit guides and ancestors to deepen your connection, recognize signs, spiritual protection, and more.

Here’s an outline of what'll be covered:

  • Do you have to be psychic to do ancestor veneration or to work with your spirit guides? (Short Answer…No)

  • Dispelling fears of your ancestors and spirit guides? How do you know who you’re talking to?

  • Types of Spirit Guides: Guardian Angels, Ascended Master, Departed Loved Ones, and 3 others…

  • Easy Strategies for building a relationship with your ancestors and spirit guides

  • Basic Elements of an ancestor altar

  • 3 Types of Candles and their uses

  • How to Use Petition Paper

  • Setting Up Your Ancestor or Spirit Guide Altar

  • Ritual and Ceremony: Detailed Instructions for carrying out your veneration ceremony!

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