All Hallow’s Eve

Halloween. Sly does it. Tiptoe catspaws. Slide and creep. But why? What for? How? Who? When! Where did it all begin? "You don't know, do you?" asks Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud climbing out of the pile of leaves under the Halloween Tree. "You don't really know!" - Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree Samhain. All Hallows. All … Continue reading All Hallow’s Eve

T’was the Evening of Samhain

by Cather Steincamp 'Twas the evening of Samhain, and all through the place were pagans preparing the ritual space. The candles were set in the corners with care, in hopes that the Watchtowers soon would be there. We all had our robes on (as is habitual) and had just settled down and were starting our … Continue reading T’was the Evening of Samhain

October 30th, 2017 The Sabbat of Samhain {Halloween}

Samhain is one of the Greater Sabbats of the Witches’ calendar and in the Northern Hemisphere is celebrated on the night of 31st October (in the Southern Hemisphere the equivalent Sabbat is Beltane 30th April). Samhain is the third and last of three autumnal harvests, the first was at Lammas (1st August) when in tribute to the waning … Continue reading October 30th, 2017 The Sabbat of Samhain {Halloween}