Enchanted Forest Earth Despatcho
This past New Moon was about relaxing and making things lighter. We decided to make a Despatcho to bury, to help us get rooted. Tree-like twigs were rooted in the earth, then only things that would decompose were used in the Despatcho.The covering is burlap.
The fastest way to transform a Despatcho is by burning it. Slightly slower is by placing it in water. Slower still is burying it to become compost. And even slower...burying in late fall, early winter!
From above, this Earth Despatcho looks like a mandala. From the sides, an enchanted forest. More enchantment is added by placing things in the tree-twigs: letters, feathers.
By the time we tied the burlap with sisal string and added a birch and strawflower Pachamama stick, the Earth Despatcho looked like Pachamama herself.
Instead of burning, we buried this Despatcho in the ground, though the earth had frozen in the days since the hole was dug. Had to break up the pile of earth going back in the hole with a pickaxe, which made me feel like an Earth Being for sure.
The space between the pools of light cast by the candles looks like a bird in flight.
As this is being written, the candles we left on and around the earth pile are still burning, 24 hours later.