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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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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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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Ancestor Ritual

Here is the Ancestor Ritual we did at Sunday’s Welcoming Circle. I promised to post it! ANCESTOR RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE (from A Year of Ritual) Tonight we cast our circle with the apple, An ancient symbol of the Goddess … Continue reading

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Pan de Muerto…YUM!

O.K. Let’s talk about one of my favorite things to eat this time of year….Pan de Muerto. It is always a part of my Dia de los Muertos celebration, both on my ancestor altar and in the stomachs of those … Continue reading

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