My Dia de los Muertos altar set is your companion as you celebrate loved ones who have passed on. I love autumnal traditions from all cultures that pay tribute to souls who have passed through the veil into the Spirit Realm. Fall represents the dark phase of the Great Wheel. Across the world, when summer ends and all the fields have been scraped barren of their bounty, people honor those who have passed from the earthly plane. These are beautiful, powerful, and sacred traditions, that turn the expression of grief into a celebration of a person’s life.
Día de los Muertos is one of my favorites holidays in this vein. Day of the Dead is an ancient, sacred holiday celebrated in Mexico as well as throughout the Americas and in Spain. Traditional celebrations of this occasion are colorful and festive, and focus on building altars for loved ones who have departed this Earth. The making of the ofrenda – or altar – is a vital part of the Day of the Dead traditions, because each altar is designed for an individual person no longer living, and serves to welcome them to the altar.
The tools included in my Dia de los Muertos altar set
First you will receive a sugar skull coffin authentically crafted and decorated, for placing on ofrendas. These skull coffins are hand painted and decorated right here at SG.
Next in this set is one (1) 15mL bottle of my Memoriam perfume with notes of marigold, rose, and pink organza lily, a gentle and tender flower that blooms only in the spring in delicate climates. We infused Memoriam with a rhyolite chip stone for ancestral wisdom and connection with your guides, and pink opal chip stone to bring you depth, perspective, and connection to your feelings. The scent is soft and yet sweet, sophisticated, and lingering. It will remind you of blissful sunny days spent wrapped in the arms of those you love and hold dear.
Then you will receive one (1) 11.05 oz jar candle labeled in beautiful, original SG artwork, hand-poured in purple wax and anointed with my Sweet Spirit oil; a blend of Sweetgrass and red rose. Sweetgrass is used in Native cultures to attract positive and benevolent spirits after cleansing with white sage. We then garnished it with calendula flower which was sacred to Xochiquetzal who was the goddess of the land of the dead.
The set also includes my Altar Ofrenda hand-crafted herb blend. This special blend is made with calendula, poppy seed, carnation and marigold, for an aromatic experience that will welcome you and your departed loved ones to ritual.
And lastly, there are five stones in this set:
Petrified wood holds the incredible power and energy of the Earth, bringing that life force into connection with our own. Attuned to your Root and Third Eye Chakras, these stones can be used for shamanic journeying and etheric contact with elders.
Dendritic agate is a grounding stone that helps you be in the present moment. Its arterial markings are symbols of your magical lineage, hereditary or energetic as it may be. Dendritic agate is strongly connected to the Earth, deepening our relationship to the Universe and our ancestors.
Turitella agate is very useful in healing old wounds of negativity and bringing back wisdom from beyond. Especially in this time of year, as we drift into shadow and the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest, these qualities are particularly useful.
Labradorite is the stone of the dark moon that promotes creativity, facilitates new beginnings, and draws down the energy of the night, the mysteries of the universe, and the depth of your soul.
Kambaba jasper is the shaman’s protection and healing stone. It brings a shield of energetic safety and protection that surrounds you as you travel to the lower and outer realms in spiritual practice.
This listing is for one (1) Dia de los Muertos set, which includes the tools listed above. Each stone is about 1″ in size. Yours will arrive lovingly parceled for your enjoyment along with a parchment describing the properties of each stone.
Note: This set contains perfume which is made with natural essential and carrier oils, and may contain fragrance oils. Cap color, chip stone, and color may vary slightly. For external use only. As with any candle, please always burn on a heat proof stable surface, and never leave a burning candle unattended.
I know that these items will be the perfect addition to any autumn altar, and especially those created for Dia de Los Muertos. Enjoy these magical tools as you reach out and connect with those on the other side of the veil.
Blessings of remembrance for the dead,
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