As you might know from one of this week’s posts, I had a ouija séance scheduled for last Thursday with my brother and my witchy friend, who is here for a few days only. Considering all the extra work we had made this week, I was really looking forward to it – I don’t consider ouija as part of our spiritual path, and honestly we don’t take it too seriously, so it is very much like our Scrabble night :).
After lunch, we took the new ouija out and started the séance – after a few very frustrating starts, my witchy friend and I started feeling really tired and sleepy, something really rare as I usually find séances really energizing, to the point where time flies and you don’t realize it’s been five hours since you started the seance. So, we made a break for coffee and my friend asked us to make a rune reading for her – she had already told me that she had been having really weird dreams, and that she had been feeling really nervous and prone to feel angry without any reason, moods that don’t fit her super kind Pisces self.
We thought it would be a good idea to make the rune reading and then go back to the seance; even though the runes are part of Fernando’s path, we are making the readings together as he gains experience and fluidity. I won’t explain the details of her reading of course, but it involved the finding of an espíritu obsesionado (obsessed spirit), whom is an entity from the world of the dead that gets attached to a living human being and lives off its energy like a parasite, slowly driving people to all kinds of illnesses and even death if the spirit is not identified and dettached from his/her victim. The reasons why a spirit infects a person are many, too many to be explained here, and there are many different ways to get rid of him, that depends on how and why said spirit is feeding from the living human.
So, we had to make my friend an immediate ritual, to make sure the Spirit is driven to a place of rest by Oya, as in this particular case the Spirit was not sent through a spell, and his presence signed towards karmic debts from our friend’s father. Also, it was my brother’s first ritual – he did not disappoint me and was completely respectful and helpful all the way, and after the ritual expressed his desire to start his own spiritual path under the Orishas’ protection, which made me even happier, as he’s been a little lost the past year and definitely could use a bit of help.
We had no time to continue the seance afterwards as it was really late and we were all exhausted and hungry, and I’m sure you know the huge mess a ritual can make – everything must be cleaned and rearranged as it would be really disrespectful not to do it. Yesterday, we prepared protective necklaces for her and made offerings to Eleggua for his endless help and generosity.
As you can imagine, I am exhausted. On top of all we’ve been doing here, there were vigil candles, and spells, and readings, and orders for the shop. I will be taking a little break from blogging this week – our house needs some extra care, the shop needs some care, and of course we need some extra care :). As promised, the Newsletter will be released on August 1 – remember to sign up (click the image on the sidebar) if you haven’t!