Im about to make some candles for myself and my brother, using the cremated remains of our parents. I was doing some research, but theres not a lot out there on the topic. The purpose of these is to focus the communications we each have with our respective parents. It would be respectful, personal, connective and loving in their use.
Im a follower of a certain path of witchcraft, as opposed to Wicca (not a judgement, just a clarification) so stuff Ive read berating this idea doesnt really resonate with me. I dont think using ashes is inherently disrespectful, its not being used for spell work, and Im not celebrating death (though I feel both sides of anything needs to be recognized).
Does anyone have any experience with this? Are there things I should keep in mind? Id like to have these ready to go for Samhain, but if I need to wait for better timing or something similar, Im open to suggestions.
Ancestor Candles with Ash