All Hallows: candy and pomegranates, gravestones and red wine

The Wild Hunt arrived here in Chicago-land region this week.  We had one beautiful warm day, and then the wind came and the cold.  All the leaves were swept off the trees in one day.  Just in time for our family mid-Autumn celebration.  Not to mention that the days are getting noticeably darker, a process [Read More...]

Family Mid-Autumn Ritual

Here’s the outline for my family ritual for All Hallows.  Because I was exhausted on Halloween, we decided to delay the ritual for a week, and so we celebrated it this past Sunday, which was closer to the mid-autumn point (Nov. 7) anyway.  This ritual is geared for the ages of my children 9 and [Read More...]

Halloween as a Holy Day

Over at Patheos, Star Foster has posted about Halloween and the Christian “war” on Halloween.  She emphasizes that Halloween is a “secular holiday”, even for most Pagans: “Yet only a very small minority of us actually claims to celebrate Halloween as a religious holiday, and generally if they do it’s either to use a common [Read More...]

The Storm King

Yesterday we had an amazing storm.  The wind blew and blew, for hours.  The rain fell, but did not pour, the whole time.  This is unusual for where I live.  Our storms are usually violent, but brief.  Since we are nearing All Hallow’s Eve, my mind was naturally drawn to the legend of the Wild [Read More...]


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