This is a ritual for the ancestors I stumbled across in the graveyard one day. It is way more than a simple spell, it is a full working. This is October, the veil is thinning and we need to feed the spirits, especially our own ancestors in our own way. You lay the proverbial purple eggplant, from the family of night shade, the perfect shade for mourning and the color of the spirits of Le Morte, the dead. Here it is also served with a side of yams, an African sweet potato delight, topped with coins of the realm surrounding and inserted within. All of this is nestled in a cornmeal Ve-ve made to Mamman Bridgette. We us coins and libations, but we also scatter a few flowers (also of purple hue) and make a small stack of stones pyramidically set. The Celtic Bridget Saint and the Loa share this offering preference. This makes a wonderful feeding for Our Mother of the Bones, from Haitian Voodoo with a bit of a Celtic twist. Bridgette, she is for wisdom and justice; and has not justice been in the hands of the realm of the dead for quite some time…

 * Ve-ve is a voodoo symbol signature of the mysteries, or Loa. It serves as a ritual diagram that becomes a consecrated altar of the spirit who can be embedded in its formulae. It can be made of cornmeal, flour, goofer dust, powdered talc, chalk, coffee grounds, brick etc…