Trisha McCaul, is the creator of Mother McCaul's Organic Herbal Body Care Products and co-creator/owner with artist Michael Ponce, of Mandrake Fine Art and Botanica in Las Cruces NM. The conversation touches on her views of "Animism". Broadly, Animism holds that all things are spirit. Humans have a soul/spirit, as do animals, insects, plants, bodies of water, rocks, mountains, weather systems, and so on; that yes, there is something that goes on past the death of the body. She shares her thoughtful expression of her views and personal practices of "Ancestral Veneration". She notes that in most ancient and current cultures, relationships with the spirits of our ancestors are accepted and respected.
For more perspectives on "Ancestral Veneration" Trisha McCaul recommends a book entitled: Honoring Your Ancestors by Mallorie Vaudoise.
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