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    Happy Halloween Everyone And A Happy Wiccan New Year

    It's Halloween I hear the calling Amid the Autumn leaves now falling. Goose flesh from the night air chills Sends shivers down my spine a thrill. Shining stars all shapes and sizes Toward the east where Luna rises. Over the skeletal tree tops high Slowly crawling across the sky...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    As children we were always inspired to

    celebrate the thinning of the atmospheres, and the descent to winter, so we could celebrate the rebirth of the sun. Winters in Norway can be very severe, cold. But still you have to go about your lives in a kind of half light or darkness, and not feel dejected. These...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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    The History of Samhain

    and Halloween By Hannah Kincaid Many of the traditions that we associate with Halloween ­— including dressing up in costumes, going trick-or-treating and carving jack-o’-lanterns — are modern interpretations of Samhain (pronounced saw-win). Gaelic for “summer’s end...
    Oaktreeacorn Oaktreeacorn 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    On and Off Again Samhain

    I will definately celebrate Samhain some how but it will probably be something small.  It's usually difficult doing something every year because my Step Son's birthday is November 1st and this year it lands on a Saturday... Does anyone know what day Samhain lands on this...
    FaeryActive FaeryActive 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2008

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    I Want To Wish You A Merry Samhain!

     Blessed be!  I wish you all a blessed and merry new year and may Samhain find you in great spirits as you bless this holy night!
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 10 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    It's Nearly Summer Solstice....Time To Plan For Samhain~ 2012

    I am suring up plans to attend the 2012 Witches Ball in Salem MA. soon. There are two balls in Salem, one held by the male witch Christian Day at the Hawthorne Hotel (A really wild bash with lots of rock music and strobe lights...and many merry younger costumed folks from what I...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    A Poem Entitled: "Samhain"

    “Yea, she hath passed hereby, and blessed the sheaves, And the great garths, and stacks, and quiet farms, And all the tawny, and the crimson leaves. Yea, she hath passed with poppies in her arms, Under the star of dusk, through stealing mist, And blessed the earth, and gone...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F Oct 28, 2012

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    Samhain

    From The Essene Book of Days by Danaan Parry:                         SAMHAIN Samhain is the doorway to the sanctum sanctorium. Beyond this doorway lies...
    datura datura 56-60, F 6 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    Origins Of Samhain...

    While Wikipedia is far from being an undisputed resource or authority, I found the entry on Samhain to be one of the most factual. http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Samhain Samhain as this article states is a word derived from the Gaelic word for "feast"...
    FullMoonRitual FullMoonRitual 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    Favorite Holiday!

    I love this holiday so much! Oct. 30th, the best night of the year! I use to dress up in costume. Not so much now, since it's wasted effort... rarely anyone gets to see me in full black makeup and bell-sleeved outfits, just the trick-or-treaters... and they look too nervous, with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Harvest And The Veil

    For me it's a two fold time. Not just a single day and night. It's a time for taking stock of what I have reaped during the year. To put things aside for the coming winter. To off load some of the negative aspects that have accumulated. And also to remember my ancestor's and...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2009

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    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F Aug 26, 2012

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    My Son's First Samhain

    We had a good Samhain! It didn't go like I though it would, but that's ok. I made a little Mummy Onsie for my baby boy, and I was quite proud aof it's cuteness. We are poor right now and have no cash to spend on costumes, so I do what I was taught and work with what I have. Our...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2012

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    Samhain Is Coming!!!

      I know it might seem silly to start on this topic already, its only the 3rd but I am already thinking about what I am going to do for Samhian this year. My family makes it very hard to openly do a ritual for the Sabbats. In fact, in four years I have been able to do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 17, 2009

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    My Favorite Day Of The Year!

    Ofcourse it is! I'm a witch. What did you expect? Lol. Samhain is my favorite sabbat. It has been since I was little, even when it was just Halloween, before I knew my practices had a name. Even as a child I could feel the air become thick with energy and magick. I didn't go...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    I Celebrate Samhain

    and i cant wait for it to get here this year. I love watching the wheel of the year turn and seasons change. I love the candy and costumes and mischeif and setting up my altar and everything about it!!! Blessed Be!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 3, 2009

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    Samhain

    Samhain is coming up fast and I would love to hear about everyone's experiences with Samhain. How do you celebrate and what rituals do you participate in?
    kasey kasey 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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    At the root of Halloween is Samhain,

    an ancient Celtic celebration....and that is how I honor this season. If you celebrate Halloween in any way you are in an essence celebrating a wee bit of Samhain as many of the traditions are loosely carried over.It is the time of year to be witchy and wise and full of ancient...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    The Dark Time.

    In my part of Wicca, the time between Samhain and Midwinter's Night (Yule) is a dead time. It is a time to avoid any new beginning such as a handfasting, coming of age, initiations, etc. It is a time for contact with departed spirits that have crossed to the other side. It is...
    DozerDan DozerDan 66-70, M Nov 14, 2012

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    Excited

    I am sooo excited. This year i am attending an open samhain rite for pagans in my city. Im also planning my own ritual afterwords. Hopefully i can meet some other witches too. *fingers crossed*
    bubbles899 bubbles899 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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    My Very First Samhain

    I've just recently started practicing the craft and this will be my first Samhain. I've been reading a lot about the different festivities associated with it but honestly it's a bit daunting with the amount of info on the net! I don't know anyone in real life or on the net for...
    ilovenewsocks ilovenewsocks 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2009

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    Summer's End.

    I have just discovered that Samhain means summer's end.  It is also the Witches New Year and Day of the Dead. I believe that this has always been a very important festival to folks...just because it has always been celebrated for centuries and centuries, time out of mind...
    zilphia zilphia 51-55 Oct 23, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I didn't want to post this on one of the most important holidays in order to not take away any happiness from those that celebrate. I don't celebrate holidays anymore because I...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 15 Responses May 11

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    Oh Sun of Paradise - bring your full heat upon me until I'm melting in the pain of your pleasure - until futile arms of resistance no longer push back but reach towards. Let the...
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    I haven't accomplished anything, made no friends, uneducated and never traveled. I feel worthless.
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    Dwight D Eisenhower, Usher , Roger Moore, Stacy Keibler , and many more my Birthday is October 14 1996 :-)
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    I watch horror movies and try to pretend I don't exist.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M May 6

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    Happy 18th birthday, our beloved Princess..
    youaremygift youaremygift 31-35, F May 8

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    masquerade of masked creatures preserve innocence..the humanity infected cradles soothing you in delusions the only thing is left is the illusion of humanity clones pretending...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Well I cant stand them anyway my husbands family doesn't celebrate any family parties and my family does so I did invite them to my childrens birthdays in the past my mother in law...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 1 Response 30 mins ago

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    Last night I was in a moment of panic as I thought MM was going to end things. I had said that I feel like I have no morals to be able to hug and chat with his wife like nothing is...
    Lust2much Lust2much 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    First with the abusive mom. Why would I want to celebrate the woman who spanked a 2 year old with 2x4 for leaving a toy out? Why would I want to celebrate the woman who set our...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 11

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    This morning I woke up not feeling all that great.. Tired and bleary eyed. My thoughts were pretty gloomy. Just another day.. But then I read a post on Facebook from a friend who's...
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Olympics is one of the world’s most awaited events every four years. Since its beginning in Greece, the biggest event for sports enthusiasts is being visited by nobles...
    MarkPaulLucas MarkPaulLucas 22-25, M May 4

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    Catholicism, a mirror of the Samaritans. Syncretism A Blending of Paganism and Truth by Dr. Daniel Botkin Syncretism is defined as "the combination of different forms of...
    churinga churinga 70+, M May 5

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    I've never celebrated my birthdays. There may be times when my parents did when I was younger but I can't remember it anyway. I don't feel like I've got anything good to celebrate...
    nirvsemp nirvsemp 16-17, F May 5

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    Olympics is one of the world’s most awaited events every four years. Since its beginning in Greece, the biggest event for sports enthusiasts is being visited by nobles, royals...
    MarkPaulLucas MarkPaulLucas 22-25, M May 6

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    To the mommies of miscarried babies, Happy Mother's Day. I am a mommy of a miscarried baby after multiple injuries from the men who attacked me were too much for my body to house...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 2 Responses May 9

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    Ok need some help! I want you to tell me a truth, am I overreacting? Today is our 3 year dating anniversary (something H finds hilarious that I want to celebrate as we now have...
    KFallon92 KFallon92 22-25, F 6 Responses May 10

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    Make good choices based on joy rather than making bad choices based on excuses. My relationship with the cheater ended over 6 months ago. I'm alone and single. Does this mean I...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses May 10

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    It's Mother's Day in the US today. I live in a country where it's celebrated in March. So lucky me gets to endure it twice a year. Twice a year I get flooded with those "celebrate...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 21 Responses May 10

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    We never can. We don't have the money to. It can be really embarrassing. Having had my 16th Birthday in October, all my friends have these great parties to celebrate the coming of...
    bbybleu bbybleu 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    It isn't frowned upon, its just that its a date that isn't really celebrated over here as its more an American thing. Years ago, I was asked by an American why we didn't celebrate...
    AlanGC AlanGC 56-60, M May 13

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    "HEY GUYS JOSH FEUERSTEIN HERE TO TELL YOU PEOPLE ABOUT ATHEISTS AND CHRISTMAS. YOU GUYS HAVE TO KNOW THAT ATHEISTS CANT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AT ALL SINCE CHRISTMAS IS A DAY CREATED...
    kurtjaeger kurtjaeger 16-17, M 7 Responses May 13