All Things Samhain & Halloween (Histories, Rituals, and More!)

One stop shopping for all of your Samhain and Halloween needs. We’ve got rituals, perspectives, opinions, histories, and other assorted tricks and treats! [Read more…]

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4 Halloween & Samhain Myths

Is the Day of the Dead another name for Halloween? Is Halloween truly a Pagan holiday? Should I be worried about my cat or my kid’s candy? Answers to some of Halloween’s biggest myths are revealed! [Read more…]

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Samhain Ritual For the Mighty Dead

A ritual to honor the Mighty Dead of the Craft at Samhain or whenever the veil between the worlds is thin. [Read more…]

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The Blessings of Autumn

I don’t know if Pagandom has a “favorite season,” but most of my friends seem to love Fall the best. In the Autumn I feel the turn of the Wheel more keenly than at other times of the year, and there always just seems to be an excitement in the air this time of year that’s absent from other seasons. [Read more…]

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Samhain vs. Halloween

Halloween and Samhain are more than just a day, they are practically a season for many of us. They are also two distinct holidays and offer vastly different experiences. Samhain is not the same thing as Halloween, but I need both of them just the same. [Read more…]

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The Veil & The Dread Lord of Shadows

Samhain is a time to reunite with those who have gone before, and perhaps visit with He who stands at the gates of the Summerlands, the Dread Lord of Shadows. The veil between the worlds is thin and the souls of our loved ones call out to us. [Read more…]

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Kirk Cameron Doesn’t Get Halloween (But He’s Not the Only One)

Kirk Cameron doesn’t know a whole lot about Halloween, but that’s not surprising, most people don’t (including those criticizing him). What the blogosphere and Cameron got right and wrong while discussing the history of Halloween. [Read more…]

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Samhain Past: History, Myth, & Mystery

Samhain was unquestionably a major holiday in some parts of the Celtic world, but how much do we really know about the holiday? Is there anything we can say with absolute certainty about it? Part of Samhain’s appeal may lie in just how mysterious the original holiday was. [Read more…]

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The Origins of Halloween Things

Jack-o’-lanterns, Trick or Treat, and festive Halloween Costumes are how many of us celebrate the night of October 31, but where did all of those traditions come from? Are the things we associate with Halloween ancient, modern, or somewhere in between? A closer look at some of our most beloved Halloween traditions. [Read more…]

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Playlist: Samhain

Music can stir the heart and move the soul. Find out what we’re listening to this Autumn as we prepare to reunite with our blessed dead on Samhain. [Read more…]

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