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Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween is the night of the year when the veil between the living and the dead is lifted. Samhain is known also as the Witch’s New Year. The Harvest is finished, the leaves and some plants are dying, the Earth will slumber for the Winter. It is a time when the old dies so that we can clear it out and make way for the new. The Goddess Kali Ma comes to mind in thinking of the cycles of birth, life, and death.
There is a somber, reflecting type of beauty to the energy of Samhain, and it is the perfect time to start a tradition of honoring the Dead and our Ancestors. This ritual is sort of a hodge podge of other ritual and spell tidbits that I have put together and made my own for my family this year. You can add, delete, or arrange any of it that will make it more applicable to you or your family. And by all means, include the children if you have them! This can be the perfect opportunity to help them learn more about their Ancestors and to better understand the cycles of Life and Death, and that all is energy - an energy that is constantly flowing and changing and morphing. Nothing ends, it just changes. You can also perform this with friends or alone.
First, it is a good idea to perform a protection spell/grounding meditation to start. Light as many white candles as you have, and add others as desired such as:
Join hands in a circle for an added energy boost. You will then call upon Angels, Gods or Goddesses that you follow, Source, Universal Life Force, or whatever you like to call it. You may also want to invite some of the Elementals like the faeries or elves. Ask everyone to visualize themselves with roots going from their feet down into the Earth’s core and with white or violet light coming into the Crown chakra (top of the head) and flowing down through the body and into the core. “I ask that ______ are here surrounding us as we honor those who have crossed over. We honor our ancestors and thank them for paving the way before us. We are celebrating the end of the Harvest, the death of the Autumn, and paving the way to Rebirth and Renewal. We shed that which no longer serves us. We ask that _____surrounds us with a clear white bubble of protection and allows only that which is for the highest good into our circle. And so it is.”
You all will then place photos, mementos, and anything that you hold dear and that reminds you of the departed onto an altar (already set up). Then have a feast (prepared ahead of time)! Set a few places - with food - for the ancestors that you are honoring as well. There should be breads and cheeses to choose from, apples or apple dishes, Autumn veggies, and stews. Stories, memories, and laughter should be shared while eating. Wine, beer, apple cider, or sparkling juice will be used to toast the Spirits at the end of the meal. You can also honor departed pets or friends at this meal. Thank them all, as well as your Guides, Angels, Gods, Goddesses, or whomever you have invoked as part of the ritual.
Take time this Samhain to honor the Spirit world, your Ancestors and Friends whom have crossed over, and the cycles of birth, life, and death. Share with your children or other close loved ones and learn and share more about each other, and what it means to grow, change, and let the old make way for the new on one of the most magical, wonderful nights of the year. Quite beautiful really - we all get to welcome new and better into our lives; we get a second chance!
The previous blog post links are in my last blog post. Be sure to continue following the #13DaysofHalloween #ParaGoddessHalloweenBlogTour by going to the blog of
The Clairvoyant Courtesan, tomorrow, October 27th to see what magic she has in store! The rest of the tour is as follows:
Oct. 28 Karyn Dolan
Oct. 29 Brady Allen
Oct. 30 Jessica Subject
Oct. 31 Gabrielle Faust
Then be sure to also go back to the blog of #ParaGoddess JoLynne Valerie on October 31st for Halloween and Samhain goodies!
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