Category Archives: Samhain

What Harvest Will You Contribute?

Join the harvest of hundred fields, hearty and tameAll going back to one single grainOffer light to the coming day, inspire a childWater the field, surrender to the earthWater the field, surrender to the earth I cannot get this Nightwish … Continue reading

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Ancestor Ritual – Welcoming Circle

Here’s the ritual we did at Sunday night’s Welcoming Circle. It’s perfect for the upcoming month when the veil between the world is at its thinnest! ANCESTOR RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—(Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials, adapted) Take up your wand or athame. … Continue reading

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Time Keeps On Ticking

People mark time in different ways. Some of us carry a physical calendar with us to keep track of events and appointments. Others use a virtual one on our cell phones. Some have four seasons and all the delightful changes … Continue reading

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A Halloween Blessing

A Halloween blessing for all who aspire to be nightmares when evil sleeps too peacefully. Listen, God is howling at the moon. Let the strange come out of hiding. Let imagination rise from the grave. Let all who are named … 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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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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Samhain 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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Full Hunter’s Moon: October 20th

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 Ritual 2021

INTRODUCTION Begin the ritual by saying the following: Tonight is Samhain which, for some, signifies the end of one year and the beginning of another. The Ancestors are very close and they have been journeying with us faithfully through this … 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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