Unseen Beings and forces of nature are ritually addressed in a despacho ceremony. This ceremony involves offering a banquet of various foods to express gratitude and sacred reciprocity to the sources of all our nourishment. We also feed these beings to enlist their power and support for various endeavors. There may be the intention to assist a departed loved one to cross over with grace and ease, or to request healing, or receive blessings for a new home, job or relationship. Every despacho has a specific intention. A despacho created with the intention of simply expressing gratitude is an especially powerful ritual.

This thanksgiving banquet forms an energetic connection to the spirit realm, carrying our prayers and gratitude for blessings we have received. Darlene Rose participates in and facilitates despacho ceremonies with individuals and groups.