Anonymous asked: what is in the spirit work shrine that has the ouija in it??
Lots of things! There’s a coyote skull, a woodpecker skull, a shrew skeleton, some coyote toe bones, pinecones, the ashes of my grandmother and my childhood cat, a beetle encased in resin, sweetgum seeds, a rose quartz cabochon, a sprig of eucalyptus, a fluffy gray feather, a dried rose, an antique photo of two unknown little boys, a little black and white coin-looking thing, and an old photo of my great grandparents who passed away.
I’ve actually added a few things since that photo was posted; now there’s a preserved baby alligator head, a seashell from St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery in New Orleans, a very small piece of Marie Laveau’s grave*, a preserved chicken foot, some more dried flowers, a rabbit figurine, and a big chunk of dried honeycomb.
*Regarding the piece of her grave: Her grave was in the process of being restored when we visited, and the workers were chipping off all of the paint and throwing it away to work on the rotting bricks underneath. I just took a piece that fell on the ground near my feet and left a piece of amethyst behind that I had brought with me. The workers did not care, I did it out of respect and admiration, and I would not have taken it if it would have compromised the structure of her grave.