Invoking ancestors



A great idea for the future can be found by looking into one's past, drawing strength, comfort, inspiration and the beginnings of 'knowledge' from a past event or pleasant experience. Here are some tips for talking to the dead.


Step 1

Calm yourself and clear your mind as if you were preparing to meditate. Sit in a quiet place free of distractions. Close your eyes and clear your mind of all anxiety and thoughts. Shift your focus to sharpen your sixth sense. If you are unable to make a connection by simply focusing on the image of the deceased, follow these more structured steps. Become aware of what you are feeling in the present moment. Observe the place, the time and what you are feeling. Otherwise it may be difficult to return to your senses later. Once your physical awareness diminishes, focus on the energy that surrounds the room. Do not look for it, but remain open to the forces present in the room other than yourself. If you feel a presence, try asking questions. Be aware that the answers you may receive may not be in words, but in images or emotions.

Step 2

Ask for an answer to simple questions about your future. Connect with the dead. This technique is usually practiced by paranormal investigators who try to talk to spirits in a place that is haunted or potentially haunted. Go to a room where there is the most paranormal activity. Ask basic questions that can only be answered with a yes or no and ask the deceased to answer in a certain way. Knocking and flashing lights are the most common methods of response. For knocking, ask the spirit in the room to knock once for yes and twice for no.

Ask the deceased a question after holding that image in your mind for a few seconds. Keep your mind focused on the image and wait. Do not answer in the way you think that person would answer. Instead, be patient until you receive an answer that is not in any way from your mind.


  • You can also call on a medium.
  • You can use automatic writing or psychography.
  • You can look for an object or natural element and invite your deceased to live in it (there is a small protocol for doing this in Nightwalk with Guests (p. )).

In this case, avoid questions that require a Yes or No answer. Be content with being traversed by illuminating or cryptic images that you will enjoy deciphering. Use what has come to pass as a basis for new plans for the future.


Along the way, we made the discovery of Black Quantum Futurism (BQF)

Black Quantum Futurism Collective is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Camae Ayewa (Rockers!; Moor Mother) and Rasheedah Phillips (The AfroFuturist Affair; Metropolarity) that explores the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY aesthetics and activism in marginalised communities through an alternative temporal lens.

Black Quantum Futurism (BQF) is a new approach to reality through the manipulation of space-time in order to see into possible futures, and/or collapse space-time into a desired future in order to bring the reality of that future. This vision and practice draws its facets, principles and qualities from quantum physics and Black/African cultural traditions of consciousness, time and space. Within a BQF intersectional time orientation, the past and future are not cut off from the present – both dimensions influence all of our lives, who we are and who we become at any given moment in space-time. Through writing, music, film, visual art and creative research projects, the BQF collective also explores personal, cultural, family and community cycles of experience, and solutions to transform negative cycles into positive ones using artistic and holistic healing methods. Their work focuses on the recovery, collection and preservation of memories, stories and community narratives.


I often wonder if I should start playing in amplified music bands again, a practice I had from 17 until 40 years and which withered away with the arrival of children and a new relationship to comfort. I had a friend, a guitarist and singer. He died a few years ago. I make his presence dance around me and ask him questions. I use books as a support. I go to the library and take books inspired by the titles and my questions. I open them at random and hear Frédéric's voice in my head, reading extracts to me. I then read the signals.

Anna Cz.


Written by Anna Cz. after studying this wiki-page