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Hello, Everyone.

Lately, I have been working with Spirits of the Dead in my rituals that involved hexing, and I was wondering what the practioner could offer these particularspiritual beings as thanks for working with me? I have read some legends about the Spirits of the Dead needing "blood" in return. I took the "blood" referenceas a term used for vital spiritualforces. For example, I feel like I could offer them a bowl of empowered water that's unpurified. I do not want to anger these spirits of the dead. Therefore I am asking if anyone had any suggestions based on fact, wisdom, or experienceon this matter of offerings after a working.

-- Yin

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I've given a few drops of blood in return before. But if you happen to be working with ancestors you could offer them food or drink that they enjoyed in life.
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Thank you, I will be sure to incorporatethis knowledge into my work.

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Many people will insist to avoid offering blood, or at least to do so extremely mindfully of why, among other things.

That said, many will also suggest common offerings such as alcohol (whisky and rum are popular), tobacco, simply a large glass of water. If you know something about the deceased, offering something they liked is often appreciated. So is spending time in a communal manner, often making an extra plate for them, and consuming your own in your sacred space where you work with the spirits.

There are many options which the vast majority of people who delve into necromancy (for those who just did a double-take: working with the spirits of the dead, not raising corpses) and ancestor worship would recommend as effective before ever even considering blood.

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