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Samhain Ritual

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Ritual - Expression of Will, Art and Creativity
Most of our lives involve traditions, regular observances. These might relate to annual or seasonal holiday, it might just be meeting a friend every year at a particular time to go shopping, or have a beer and catch up. The main thing these informal...
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Ritual and Ritual Preparation
Avoid interruptions during a religious or magical rite -- take the phone off the hook, lock the doors, post a "do not disturb" notice. Depending on how your animals and/or children react to ritual, you may have to make other arrangements for them...
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Self Dedication - a Ritual for You
Self Dedication Explained Initiation is a process of "death and rebirth" - the old self dies, and the new and magickal self is born. A rite of self-dedication marks a serious commitment and dedication to the path, and should not be taken lightly....
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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...
Holidays >> Samhain
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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Serious Cleansing Ritual
This cleansing ritual has been modified from one that I performed for a dear friend who was having trouble dispelling negativity possibly sent from a former romantic acquaintance. This is not a ritual to perform for just anybody - the performer actually...
Paganism & Wicca >> Spells
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...
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Samhain Ritual For the Mighty Dead
My annual “Samhain-season” has been incredibly busy and intense the last couple of years. It all started in 2012 when my wife and I (and what became our coven) put together a ritual for an open Pagan circle in Santa Cruz.
On Being a “Bad” Polytheist
A few years ago I was leading a Samhain ritual for a local group that didn't allow the use of specific deity names. In public utterance I was drawing down “the God of Death” but in my mind and my heart I knew that god was Cernunnos. Since I was the one ...
All Things Samhain & Halloween (Histories, Rituals, and More!)
This article is one stop shopping for anyone looking for Samhain rituals, Halloween histories, and other assorted Samhain/Halloween tricks and treats.
Samhain 2015: Dates, Traditions And Rituals Of The Pagan New Year
4. Rituals surrounding Samhain include bonfires, dancing, feasting and building altars to honor deceased ancestors. Some pagans bake special loaves of Samhain bread and leave offerings to the spirits outside their homes.
A Five-Day Decluttering Ritual For The Samhain Soul
Not just the kind that has left me, for the first time in my life, with more drawer space than things to put in them. But the kind of decluttering that led me to hold on to some physical objects and all the emotions trailing from them for so long.

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