Category Archives: Samhain

Fall Is In the Air

This weekend I finally felt it. I woke up one morning and it was 58 degrees! Considering we had just gone through a heatwave in North Carolina where it was 90 for three days, the cooler weather was a welcome … Continue reading

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Samhain/All Hallow’s Eve Soul Cakes

The Soul Cake is part of traditional Samhain/All Hallows Eve festivities in the British Isles. The cakes are flat and round, scented with saffron, mixed spices and currants.During the 19th and early 20th centuries children would go ‘souling’ on Samhain … Continue reading

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Ancestor Ritual

This is the ritual we did at last night’s Welcoming Circle: ANCESTOR RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—(Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials, adapted) Take up your wand or athame. Then walk around your designated area three times. The first time around, say: We take … Continue reading

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Full Hunter’s Moon: October 13th

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Algonquin Native American tribes referred to October’s full moon as the Hunter’s Moon because it was time to go hunting in preparation for winter. As the days grow visibly shorter, perhaps we can use … Continue reading

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Samhain/All Saints: The Great Cloud of Witnesses

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.  [Heb … Continue reading

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Remembering a Man I Never Met…Talking to My Ancestors

Henry was my great grandfather who emigrated to this country with his wife many years ago. Together they learned English, lived through the Great Depression and found a way to raise 10 healthy, happy children. Although I never met him … Continue reading

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Listening to the Gabble Ratchets

I was out in the yard catching up with my next door neighbor. What we heard next brought our conversation to a screeching, or shall I say honking, halt. It was the sound of a flock of geese flying overhead … Continue reading

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Samhaim Divination: The Pentacle Tarot Spread

Since the veil between the worlds is thin this time of year, Samhain is known as a good time to do divination work. My favorite spread as of late is the Pentacle Spread which includes the four elements, a spirit … Continue reading

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Ancestor Ritual

Here is the group ritual we did last night to close The Welcoming Circle. Thanks to everyone who attended. Ancestor Ritual October 2018 The Welcoming Circle Written by Tree Higgins Calling of Quarters Hail, Guardian of the East! Keeper of … Continue reading

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Samhain: Gathering Provisions to Survive the Winter Seasons of Our Lives

“Because the climate of the seasons was one so difficult to predict, Samhain was a celebration of bounty but also a time of fear. No matter how much preparation was done, one could never be sure what was to come … Continue reading

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