This groundbreaking book shows you how to work with different types of ancestors to find, develop, and celebrate the personal power of your inner badass. By embracing the strength of your lineage―both blood relatives and those chosen by the heart―you can receive wisdom and guidance when you need it the most.
Badass Ancestors provides a compelling series of rituals, meditations, mantras, and exercises that connect you with ancestral guides. You'll discover advice on genealogy research, the history of ancestor veneration in cultures around the world, ways to deal with problematic ancestors, and how to leave your own legacy for future generations. Each chapter offers unique calls to action―including crafts and recipes―that help you build self-confidence and overall badassery with your ancestors' assistance. When you develop relationships with your relatives and with spiritual or archetypal ancestors, you engage the process of healing trauma and achieving a deep sense of emotional and spiritual well-being.
Patti Wigington (Central Ohio) is a Pagan author, blogger, and educator. Since 2007, Patti has been the host of About.com/LearnReligions' Paganism & Wicca website, which has hundreds of thousands of pageviews each month. She attends many Pagan festivals and presents workshops on a variety of Pagan topics. Patti is also a frequent guest on the podcast Lady Brigid's Ask a Witch.