The Nature of Samhain

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Samhain (pronounced Sow-en) is the primary Celtic festival, celebrated on the evening of October 31st–November 1st.  It focuses on our links to our spiritual and physical ancestors.  The honoring of ancestors is a concept celebrated world-round under a number of

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That Burnt Orange Season…

That Burnt Orange Season...

Saturday we went out for a brief drive. It’s been autumn here for awhile, but all of a sudden, I looked around, and it was everywhere–autumn, in all her glory. The leaves are turning color, there’s a brilliant array of

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Blessed Samhain! And a Happy Halloween

Blessed Samhain to my fellow Pagans, and Happy Halloween to all of you. May this burnt orange season lead you to safety as the Veils between the worlds lift.

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Have a Safe and Happy Halloween and Samhain

Halloween, for us, is Samhain—the festival from which Halloween evolved. But I also give out treats. A couple years ago, it occurred to me that my own allergies prevented me from eating the candy we were handing out, so what

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Welcome to the Witching Season

Every year at this time, I post a blog that I call Welcome to the Witching Season. This year is no different. This is my favorite time of year. This is the season of the witch, the season of gargoyles

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Blessed Samhain

  Blessed Samhain, the Third Harvest and season of the Dead. May this burnt orange season lead you safely between worlds as the veils lift.

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Samhain–the Festival of the Dead

Pumpkins, crisp leaves tinged with rust and bronze, a lace-work of frost kissing red-cheeked apples, ghostly mist rises in the shadowed night…Monday night is October 31st, the eve of Samhain, Festival of the Dead and we prepare to honor and

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Allergy Safe Halloween Treats & The Teal Pumpkin Project

Halloween, for us, is Samhain—the festival from which Halloween evolved. But I also give out treats. A couple years ago, it occurred to me that my own allergies prevented me from eating the candy we were handing out, so what

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Real Ghost Stories…And Storms

We’re gearing up here for some potentially rough storms this weekend. Could be stormy. Could be mega stormy. No matter what, it’s going to blow and rain. So I’ve been preparing for that instead of working. One thing I was

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Welcome to the Witching Season

Every year, on October first, I write my Welcome to the Witching Season post. October has always been my favorite month and autumn, my favorite season. This makes sense, of course, given I’m a shamanic witch and this season is

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