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Ancestor Money (incense paper)
Also known as joss paper, ghost money, spirit money, or heaven notes this money looks much like toy money but has representations of actual money on the front. Originating from Chinese tradition it is believed that, much like here in our reality, that our ancestors require money to get the things they need in the afterlife. It is also believed that when a person passes away with debt that their debt karma is distributed amongst their living descendants, as if we need any help in that department right?
By burning these notes, you are caring for your ancestor's needs in the afterlife and thus, your ancestors will care for you and yours. An exchange of energy, if you will. It is said that by giving this offering, you can also dissolve your own debts or financial worries.