Traditions of patron, inspiration = yes
An Offering takes a material object or Essence directly, and sends its inherent anima energy to a target through some Ceremony or Ritual. An offering returns that which is offered up back to the Aether. The object(s) are sacrificed permanently. They cannot be brought back, they are gone forever. The character tied to the offering has their Essence situated in The Pattern ever so slightly more. It is as if their own Essence casts a shadow in the Weave where the offered material once was. The target of the Offering is typically some patron or principal which is tied to the offerer.