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@amber_is_in_a_loop

In one point in my story, a sorceress performs a specific ritual, and I'm trying to work out a convincing ritutal.
Its use is essentially finding the other half of your soul in someone else, like a platonic soulmate.

@amber_is_in_a_loop

So first off, I'll clarify the situation.
The ritual is performed on a girl who is stuck in the Underworld without being dead. It's done to establish a link with someone who's alive to sort out the things that need to be sorted out on the living side to bring Lili (the girl) back to life. It's less a soulmate and more of a possession, as in the dead is possessing the living. I've called it a Carrier (the living person of the two).
With a strong enough link, the dead can control the living. At the very least there is a telepathic link. I've generalized it to a soulmate because the two souls have to be compatible for the link to hold. Another necessary element I chose is that the living has to have had a near-death experience, the idea behind that being that it has brought them closer to the Underworld.
As for the ritual, I don't have a huge amount set in stone. I know that the dead has to be unconscious; I also figured there would shackles or something of the sort to establish a physical link, and some sort of element to enhance the focus of the mind so they don't get lost in between the worlds in the search for their Carrier.

@amber_is_in_a_loop

There could be. Theoretically the only plants aren't accessible to the 'public', but considering the standing of the sorceress I could justify it. What's the idea?

@Yamatsu Earthbender

As far as I know, Pomegranates also grow in the Underworld. There are probably grasses in the Elysian Fields, too. It wouldn't be much of a field, otherwise.

@Shuri-the-Floof-Doggo

As far as I know, Pomegranates also grow in the Underworld. There are probably grasses in the Elysian Fields, too. It wouldn't be much of a field, otherwise.

Indeed although I think the 'field' part is moreso about the space it occupies than it is a literal field