Journey to see the ancestors, the morning after Dad’s passing (12 hours)
Day of Venus, Hour of Saturn. 18 January 2019
Agatha joined me. I poured into the tunnel as a snake and emerged to find White Tiger, great of countenance, waiting. We proceeded directly to the ancestors hut, where I saw my little altar, alight, on a low table to the right as we entered.
We went toward the fountain and many people began to gather. On a stone slab before the fountain lies Dad’s body. I see his spirit rise from the body and the body crumble to dust. The spirit walks toward his family sometimes a boy, sometimes a man. Mommy steps forward and embraces him, and so do Po Po and Gong Gong. His mother and father greet him. There is a sense of much to do. Still, I see Mommy and Daddy holding each other and dancing.
For me there is a message about my altar. The candle is the fire in the center of the fountain. The water is a stream the runs beyond the fountain. A wide, low bridge crosses it; beyond, the two lines of evergreen trees on either side, and they are my jade plant. The air is two censers at either side of the bridge. The altar and the place of my ancestors is connected; they are the same.
I must go. I bow and walk away with White Tiger. We return to the clearing, I take my leave of White Tiger, and I pour away as a snake again.
[Rattle Journey, Frauke Rotwein]