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A Ritual for Samhain
Samhain is a when the Spirit world is at it's closest to our world. One of the many ways to honor this fact is: to leave and offering by your back door. Leave and empty place setting for a departed loved one and your dinner table. Samhain is one the favored...
Book Review: Halloween by Silver Ravenwolf
Buy on Amazon Author Silver RavenWolf, who has brought us such books as "Teen Witch," "To Light a Sacred Flame" and "To Stir a Magick Cauldron", to name just a few...has delighted us with Halloween. Come and explore how the Old...
In Praise of Pumpkins
I have always had a fascination with pumpkins. As a child I enjoyed Christmas and Thanksgiving and all the other holidays we surround our year with, but Halloween was special. Halloween spoke of ghosts, ghouls, witches and all the primal fears that children...
Summer is at its end and the last harvest is taken in. The cold season returns, all of nature seems to die and the nights become long. It is the beginning of Samon, the dark half of the year. The veil between the land of the living and the land of the dead...
Samhain - October 31st
The Celtic year is divided into halves, marked by the two great Fire Festivals of Samhain and Beltaine. The period from Samhain to Beltaine is called "an Ghrian beag" or the "lessor Sun", and the period from Beltaine to Samhain is called &q...
Samhain Sabbat Ritual
Now is the time of year in which we pass from light into darkness, symbolized by the death of the God of the sun. At this time, the spirits may roam the Earth along with the living, and the Goddess is in her crone aspect. Seasonal items should decorate the...
Samhain, The Celtic New Year
Samhain (pronounced Sowain, Sah-uin, or Sahm-hayn) is also called the Celtic New Year, The Third harvest, All Hollows Eve, the Day of the Dead, and of course Halloween. There are many more names for Samhain, but rather then having a different meaning, they...

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Wiccan days included on Tenn. university calendar
The Wiccan and pagan holidays listed by Vanderbilt include Samhain-Beltane on Nov. 1 and Beltane-Samhain on May 1. Those spellings and dates match the ones on interfaithcalendar.
Vanderbilt allows students to observe Wiccan holidays
The news that students could get excused absences to celebrate Samhain (Halloween) or dance around the Maypole for Beltane (May 1) drew an enthusiastic reaction from at least one member of the Nashville Wiccan community.
Danzig unveils 'legacy' tour dates, compilation; Misfits plan new album
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Samhain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Samhain 1] was a Gaelic harvest festival held on October 31–November 1.
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