Tag Archives: Samhain

Pumpkins for Day of the Dead

Halloween, Samhain, Day of the Dead: this most important holiday commemorates the end of the harvest season, and the start of the fallowing of the earth as it rejuvenates in slumber until the following year. Fortunately, recent rain brought us a harvest with … Continue reading

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Bats – Small Harbingers of Halloween

October’s end brings the traditional last of the harvest: as the growing season ends, with it the Wheel of the Year winds down, and it’s time to store provisions and prepare for winter. To reflect on the past year, and to … Continue reading

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Feast of All the Dead

The wheel of the year turns so rapidly…and now we find ourselves already at All Hallow’s Eve, Halloween, Samhain, a festival marking the end of harvest and the coming of the dark, of winter. This is the pagan new year, and falls … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead

This holiday – along with Halloween/Samhain – has long been one of my favorites; now it is always bittersweet, remembering my mother, who passed away over a year ago. Pagans of many cultures and eras have embraced the season’s winding … Continue reading

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Samhain and Day of the Dead

Somehow, it’s that time again – the spiders in their season, spotted orb-weavers spinning their webs. Samhain – also known as Hallowe’en – is the pagan New Year, the time when the veil between the worlds is thinnest, and the … Continue reading

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