Honoring Your Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestral Veneration


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$16.99  $15.63
Llewellyn Publications
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5.2 X 0.6 X 7.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Mallorie Vaudoise is a spiritualist, folk Catholic, and witch of Italian descent based in New York City. Her blog Italian Folk Magic is one of the most popular English-language resources on the topic. Mallorie is an initiated Olorisha (Orisha priestess) and an apprentice in the ecstatic music and dance traditions of her ancestors. Visit Mallorie online at www.roadsideomens.com.


"One of the most difficult hurdles in deepening one's spiritual practice is deciphering how to approach the ancestors when you either have little to no connection to your bloodline or have a fraught relationship with them in some fashion. Mallorie Vaudoise leads the reader deep into the process of ancestral veneration in this modern age, which includes looking to non-blood and even non-human spirits for connection and guidance. She reaches into her own roots and speaks with such poise and true clarity, detailing how anyone--adept or neophyte--may go about forging such relationships. This truly is a pivotal work that will prove critical for generations to come."--Tara-Love Maguire, coauthor of Besom, Stang, and Sword

"This book makes a multigenerational advance in working with one's ancestors while bridging the gaps and healing the wounds of a much-overlooked aspect of western spirituality. Bravo!"--Christopher Orapello, coauthor of Besom, Stang, and Sword

"Thoughtful, inclusive, and well-researched with a fun touch of sass, Mallorie Vaudoise has something for everyone's practice however new or experienced you may be. Lots of fantastic witchcraft to add to your repertoire and best of all, the option to use as much or as little as you would like. A heart opening book that invites you to discover what it means to grow relationships with your ancestors near and far."--Deborah Castellano, author of Glamour Magic

"Whether you are looking to develop a relationship with your ancestors or deepen it this book works to broaden the scope of what an ancestor is and gives you the tools to develop a working relationship with them. Vaudoise tackles difficult subjects with compassion and grace and provides insight into past traumas carrying over into the present. This book is of extreme importance in a day and age when so many are struggling to find their roots."--Katelan Foisy, visual artist, writer, and occultist

"If you put the material in this book into practice, it will truly change your life in more ways than you could have ever imagined. Ancestor veneration is one of the most crucial, effective, and yet overlooked spiritual practices in the west. Mallorie will teach you how to do it in a way that is straightforward, powerful, and above all, joyous."--Vanessa Irena, musician and witch

"In an ecumenical approach that I find wholly admirable, Mallorie Vaudoise opens the door to the loving support of your ancestors. Here is an accessible and trustworthy guide for instantiating the nourishing presence of the ancestors in your life."--Balthazar Blacke, author and tarot reader