Samhain Season’s End

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Samhain is more than simply a “day.” In my life it’s always been a season, a time of year stretching from early autumn into the first week to ten days of November. Here’s how I spent much of that season. [Read more...]

Happy Pagan New Year?

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For many Pagans Samhain is the Pagan New Year, but not all Pagans feel that way. Jason at Raise the Horns celebrates a variety of “new years” and explains why Samhain has never felt like the start of something new to him. [Read more...]

Playlist: Samhain

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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...]

Everything Samhain & Halloween (Rituals, Histories, and More!)

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We’ve got you covered for wherever your Samhain and Halloween celebrations might take you. Links to rituals, histories, and all sorts of other Halloween goodies. It’s one stop reading for all of your late October needs. [Read more...]

We Don’t Own Halloween

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Are there bits and pieces of Halloween that most likely date back to an ancient pagan celebration? Sure, I think so, but nothing exists in a vacuum. Most modern holidays have all kinds of layers and are an amalgamation of various cultures, traditions, religions, and market forces (never underestimate the desire to turn something into a money making enterprise). [Read more...]

A Halloween History

Let's all sing "Auld Lang Syne" this Samhain!

So where exactly did most of our Halloween customs come from? Is Halloween truly an ancient pagan festival or something else entirely. The history of Halloween is full of starts and stops, and contains both Christian and Pagan elements. Learn more about many people’s favorite holiday! [Read more...]

Samhain’s End

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Samhain ended for me sometime near 3:30 am early Sunday Morning on November 4 when I finally drifted off into a fitful few hours of sleep. In past years the Halloween season meant one ritual, trick or treaters, and a giant party. This year the time of All Hallow’s resulted in three rituals, a handful [Read More...]

Dear Halloween, Where Did You Go?

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I usually don’t have to write letters to Halloween, but this year I feel like he’s been missing in action. Where are you buddy? Between Hurricane Sandy and the election we need you more than ever! [Read more...]

My True Ghost Story

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Have you ever seen a ghost? I have, and not only have I see a ghost with my own eyes, I felt a ghost! While I’m skeptical about a great many things, after my real life ghost story, the spirits are something I completely believe in. [Read more...]

My Samhain Ritual 2012

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When I can find time to break away from writing “Raise the Horns” I enjoy writing ritual, Samhain is one of my favorites to write. Journey between the worlds in this overly long Samhain Ritual. [Read more...]


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