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Book of Shadows: The Ancestors: Everyone is entitled to work with the Dead. In your Ancestors, you have a network of potentially powerful spirits who care about you and who are willing to become involved with you spiritually, to assist you in both this world and the Other Worlds.
Late Stuart memorial slides--- Skull and crossbones, dated on reverse, 1679, Skelton with hour-glass, skull and spade, Wirework monogram with cherubs holding a skull, 1690, Naked lady reading at a table with a skull and hourglass, 1705, Four enamelled gold mourning rings, English, 1658-1732 : Most surviving examples are dated after the Great Plague of 1666; the hoops depict skeletons and "memento mori" symbols, derived from the Bills of Mortality pinned up in local parishes. Gold posy-ring given as pledge; openwork flowers to contain hair, "Thee and i will lovers die" British Museum