Bursera graveolens, known in Spanish as palo santo ("holy stick"), is a wild tree native from Yucatán Peninsula to Peru and Venezuela that inhabits the South American Gran Chaco region. It is also found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and the Galápagos Islands. The tree belongs to the same family (Burseraceae) as frankincense and myrrh.
Directions for Use
Spirits love fragrant smells, aromatic colognes, fine incense, and essential oils. They will not come unless your ritual space is clean and your body is clean. Always shower well before conjuring spirits and anoint yourself with the Santerismo oil of choice to call the specific spirit group you want to communicate with.
Basic offerings to give your spirits is light with candles, a glass of cold water, or a cup of black coffee. Do research on the spirits you are trying to call and learn about their culture so you know what they like. Purify and banish negative energy from your space, you do not need to sage, just use the prayers found on this PAGE. Then create a ritual to call the well intentioned and good spirits of your group to give you guidance. Saying prayers, playing music, and dancing to celebrate the spirits lives can also be a part of your ritual.