Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Rules of the Boneyard

Forests may be gorgeous but there is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery..."

-Andrea Gibson

Graveyard dirt...what do you think of when you see those words?

Graveyard dirt has a stigma attached to it. I've received so many comments on my graveyard blog entries and videos stating how disrespect and unsafe it is. Well, maybe YOU are disrespectful and unsafe in the boneyard, but I am not.

In fact, I've spent much of my life in these sacred spaces.

Graveyard dirt is inherently protective. It is used in love mojos and nation sacks to keep love true. 

Visit the grave of a rich townsperson and add some of this dirt to your prosperity mojo.

Use dirt from the cemetery gates for protection or to open roads...but first

The rules.

-Pack a bag with a trowel, a spade or a spoon for gathering. Pack zip lock bags or small jars for storage.

 -Bring offerings of rum, coins, tobacco and/or copal incense to leave at each grave you gather from or visit. Bring candies for the graves of children-they love this! TALK with them

-Do not bring white sage or frankincense  as these dispell spirits and are not welcoming.

-Leave three dimes at the cemetery gate upon entering and ask permission to visit. I recommend addressing Maman Brigitte or Papa Legba personally. 

-Listen and feel for guardians. If you don't feel welcomed, then thank them for their time and leave. Try again another time.

-Make a grave rubbing of graves you are drawn to and research that person.

Graveyard folklore-

-The person who takes something should always leave more than what's taken.

-Don't wear anything new, especially new shoes.

-Do not whistle,  this teases death. 

-Smelling sweet scents is a sign of benevolent spirits.

Happy digging and happy offering. 

Saturday, February 15, 2020


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