Gather your materials – something small that you will burn in the fire, one for each name and 4 for the forgotten – springs of rosemary, tiny pine cones, handfuls of herbs, write on strips of paper the names of who you want to honour – whatever feels right to you. Read this ritual first so you have an idea of how many you will need, and then have a few extra just in case.
Create your sacred space, cast your circle, call your quarters. Light your fire.
Find your center – you are here to honour your dead and the forgotten dead. You are here to remember.
Start with those that were closest to you – hold your object, say their name, recount a memory, think about what they meant and mean to you and what they taught you. When you are ready, throw your object in the fire and say “I honour you”
Honouring the forgotten:
For those who have died by the Earth and in the Earth, we remember and honour you.
For those who have died by the Air and in the Air, we remember and honour you
For those who have died by Fire or in the Fire, we remember and honour you
For those who have died by Water, or in the Water, we remember and honour you
For those who wish to remain forgotten, I honour your wish (Let the energy slide off you and release it into “forgetfulness”)
Sit and meditate as long or as short as it feels right.
Release your quarters/ circle/sacred space.
So mote it be.