Samhain

  • October 27, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Samhain, (pronounced SOW-in, SAH-vin, or SAM-hayne) means "End of Summer", and is the third and final Harvest. The dark winter half of the year commences on this Sabbat.

It is generally celebrated on October 31st, but some traditions prefer November 1st. It is one of the two "spirit-nights" each year, the other being Beltane. It is a magical interval when the mundane laws of time and space are temporarily suspended, and the Thin Veil between the worlds is lifted. Communicating with ancestors and departed loved ones is easy at this time, for they journey through this world on their way to the Summerlands. It is a time to study the Dark Mysteries and honor the Dark Mother and the Dark Father, symbolized by the Crone and her aged Consort.

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  • Sherry F.

    Hope no one else got sick - I've had stomach cramps and diahreah Sunday and Monday. Probably explains why my back was bothering me. I thought it was the cold weather - ha.

    I enjoyed the ritual and meeting the new person - Ashley, right? I do better at remembering people when I meet them one at a time instead of a whole group.

    I'm keeping a good thought for those who are getting slammed by the combination hurricane/winter storm along the east coast.

    1 · October 29, 2012

    • Tommy R.

      Vicki and I are both sick as dogs and have been for almost a week now. it just won't go away.

      October 29, 2012

    • Tommy R.

      And Vicky has 2 daughters and 1 grandchild in the hurricane but so far all they're getting is rain.

      October 29, 2012

  • WenAcid

    Was pretty nice, there were less people then I had hoped.

    October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    wish more people would show up

    October 27, 2012

  • Kris

    I am sorry...I am moving this weekend and will b unable to attend tonight

    October 27, 2012

  • Sherry F.

    Will wear two pair of socks with my sandals - the only shoes I can wear with the broken toe! Sorry, I don't have god and goddess candles. I do have a triple candlestick and three white candles.

    October 27, 2012

  • Chance

    Hello! I am a 15 year old who is just starting out in paganism. I was wondering if I would be welcome to come, pending my parents permission.

    October 23, 2012

    • Tommy R.

      Yes of course. You have your parents permission to be there and you are absolutely more than welcome.

      October 24, 2012

  • Tommy R.

    I ended up having to report Jessica as well because she sent me 7 email in 1 hour quoting scripture to me and then told me to leave HER alone. I wrote her back and told her that she was the 1 emailed me remember? the email she sent me was through the site I opted out of making my private email address know when I replied to her

    October 22, 2012

  • Sherry F.

    Whoever deleted Jessica's comments, I want to say "Thank you." It seems she doesn't really want to know anything about our beliefs or our Gods, she only wants to preach her own beliefs to us. If we want to hear that, we know where to find a church, eh? We don't go into churches quoting our holy scripture and trying to convince anyone that they are wrong and we are right. We don't need someone coming in here and spamming our site this way. Please block Jessica.

    October 22, 2012

    • WenAcid

      Any group she is on she pretty much says she is there to try and pound what she believes into your head

      October 22, 2012

    • Sherry F.

      So sad when people feel their beliefs are invalidated unless everyone else in the world agrees with them.

      October 22, 2012

  • Sherry F.

    I'm happy to do any role. Looking forward to seeing the ritual posted. Haven't decided what dish to bring for the meal yet.

    October 22, 2012

  • Sherry F.

    Matt - please feel free to join us for one of our rituals. Great way to meet people and learn more about all this stuff, eh?

    Star - did you say you were putting together a ritual for Samhain? How's that coming? Are we wearing costumes or not?

    Things are going a little better at my house - except that I broke my little toe at work yesterday. Sheesh.

    October 15, 2012

  • lettie k.

    Hey Star, could you post your recepie of stew for Samhain?

    October 13, 2012

  • lettie k.

    I put a few recepies for Samahin on the files . Thought they would be interesting.

    October 4, 2012

  • lettie k.

    Tommy and Vicky, please check your e mail right away, thank you, lettie.

    September 27, 2012

  • Sherry F.

    So sorry I couldn't host Mabon, but it's a good thing I said no. Friday (yesterday) was very difficult. I had a migraine, and we had to go to the new school and get my granddaughter. She is in crisis again and they could not handle her, much less get her to do any learning. They have not given up, but did discuss placing her in a residential program (meds, therapy and schooling) that has more experience. We will see the therapist on Monday and then will have to talk to the psychiatrist again about giving meds for bipolar a trial. Maybe schedule some tests or brain scans to see if it is bipolar. Anyway, I was a wreck yesterday and need to recouperate today. Hopefully things will be going better for us by Samhain!

    September 22, 2012

    • lettie k.

      I am so sorry about that, and glad I also couldn't host Mabon, my daughter is really sick with the flu. And I think I am begining to recover, but not well enough to host the event. I hope you and your grand daughter are going to be better. I haven't heard from Tommy and Vicky, so hope they know that it is cancelled.

      September 22, 2012

    • Sherry F.

      As sick as the virus made all of us here, I can only imagine what it's been like for your daughter with her immune system so compromised. I'll light a candle for you both and ask the Lord and Lady to send healing energies.

      September 22, 2012

  • lettie k.

    There are some people who want me to host their Samhain Ritual and they are new and need help. YOu have several people who can do the Samhain Ritual, so at this point I may not come. I will know more the closer it gets to Samhain.

    September 7, 2012

    • Misty l.

      i have a new number its[masked] ive tried calling you can you call me

      September 22, 2012

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