- Having a relationship with: the Ancestors, Ancient Ones, and Beloved Dead
The Ancestors (Mighty Dead) are the spirits of the Wiccans (Witches) of the past who lived Wicca and practiced The Craft. They are the collective spiritual family who modern Wiccans are energetically bonded and connected to. Since time and space are constructs of the Earth Plane (Third Dimension) and are mere illusions; neither exists on the other planes of existence, making The Ancestors’ collective wisdom and power available to each of us when we cast Circle, hold our Rites and Rituals, and practice magick. This is what motivates the Wiccan to establish and nurture the bond between themselves and the Ancestors. Just as a close relationship with a living friend or relative means greater trust and intimacy, it is the same with The Ancestors. The Ancestors align with the vibrational frequency of the Underworld where the Etherical or Elemental Plane (Second Dimension) exists.
The Ancient Ones are the Fathers and Mothers of Creation, the spiritual primordial entities that always were, always are, and always will be. Sometimes referred to collectively as The All by Wiccans, other religions and spiritual paths may label them The Creator, God, or Universal Source Energy. They are often depicted by symbols, images, names, and other limiting representations, but they are beyond these physical embodiments. They are more abstract than specific, though their influence is experienced by all creation. The Ancient Ones align with the vibrational frequencies of the Divine Planes of existence and project their godforms onto the Astral Plane where Wiccans often interact with their personified images through dreams, visions, Astral Projection, and meditation.
The Beloved Dead are those spiritual entities that the Wiccan may have known in their current incarnation or in past life experiences whom have experienced physical death and are undergoing or have undergone the death process. These are the individuals that continue to guide, protect, and work with the Wiccan as they continue with their life experience on the Earth Plane. Many if not all Wiccans honor and celebrate the lives of their Beloved Dead every year at Samhain and in some cases The Ancestors may be the same spiritual entities as the Beloved Dead if a Wiccan is the descendant of a powerful and influential Witch, teacher, High Priestess, or High Priest. The Beloved Dead align with the vibrational frequency of the Underworld, where the Plane of Forces (Second Dimension) exists.