Tag: Samhain

About Samhuinn Fire Festival – Beltane Fire Society

The membership of the Society has often celebrated the other quarter-day festivals. After the success of Beltane, Samhuinn was our next public event, first taking place in 1995. Our Samhuinn celebr… Source: About Samhuinn Fire Festival – Beltane Fire Society Forget Halloween. Edinburgh’s annual…

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…

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…

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…

Queen Of Air And Darkness

The early Celts savoured the dark side of life. They embraced war like a lover, plunging into battle naked, singing gloriously boastful songs. They were fearless in the face of death, which their belief in reincarnation taught them was ‘…but the centre of a…

Celebrating Samhain

As October turns to November, thousands of Witches, Wiccans, Druids, and other Pagans in America, Canada, Europe, and elsewhere observe the sacred time of Samhain. Samhain is a festival of the Dead. Meaning “Summer’s End” and pronounced saah-win or saa-ween, Samhain is a celebration…

Celebrate Halloween

That special night, Halloween, is creeping up on us.  This is an event everyone is familiar with. Magick and the Supernatural around this time of year aren’t anything strange – it’s something we all actively look forward to. You’ll be familiar with the groups…

You Call It Hallowe’en… We Call It Samhain

Hallowe’en has its origins in the British Isles. While the modern tradition of trick or treat developed in the U. S., it too is based on folk customs brought to this country with Irish immigrants after 1840. Since ancient times in Ireland, Scotland, and…

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