" Samhain (pronounced “SOW-in” or “SAH-win”), was a festival celebrated by the ancient Celts halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It began at dusk around October 31st and likely lasted three days. Samhain marked the transition between the year’s lighter and darker halves and was celebrated throughout the ancient Celtic communities of Europe, including Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. Believed by the ancient Celtsto be a liminal time when the veil between the human and spirit realms is lifted, Samhain is considered by many to be the precursor to contemporary Halloween celebrations."
“…Various other names for this Greater Sabbat are Third Harvest, Samana, Day of the Dead, Old Hallowmas (Scottish/Celtic), Vigil of Saman, Shadowfest (Strega), and Samhuinn. Also known as All Hallow’s Eve, (that day actually falls on November 7th), and Martinmas (that is celebrated November 11th), Samhain is now generally considered the Witch’s New Year…”
- Halloween or Ancestor Altar(s), Dumb Supper, Divination, Seance, Celebrate the Cycle of Life & Death, Honor Ancestors, Meditation, Communication w/ Spirit Realm, Praying, Honor your God and or Goddess.
- Orange, Red, Purple, Green, White, Black,
- Obsidian, Carnelian, Danburite, Orange Calcite, Opal, Sunstone, Amber, Fossils, Smokey Quartz, Onyx, Jasper, Crystal Carvings ex: (skull, bat, cat, pumpkin, witch)
Flowers / Herbs / Plants
- Vervain, Oak Leaves, Rosemary, Mugwort, Allspice, Nutmeg, Sage, Sandalwood, Sweetgrass, Patchouli, Calendula, Marigold,
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