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I Celebrate Samhain

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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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    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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    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F Aug 26, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

      For 2 years now, I have celebrated the lives of my loved ones who have died. I have left Halloween behind for Dia del Muertos, no looking back. I got to work the nursery who...
    Doviov Doviov 41-45 Jan 8

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    Yeah I love to celebrate, so what if they are for petty reasons? Hey I went to class today! Better celebrate with a 24 pack!
    QuilltonX QuilltonX 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I can't celebrate holidays like the majority do lol:) I don't get ANY pleasure of holidays. Parties wear me out, dinners in company make me feel like abeached whale. All I do...
    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 18-21, F Jan 1

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    Happy Birthday my Dearest One.. May everything that you've ever wished come true.. Celebrate yourlife my Prince..
    youaremygift youaremygift 31-35, F Jan 8

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    Next week is our 25 wedding anniversary😔 but at our 23, hubby was having an affair. Lasted 7 months, it might as well have been 7 years. He is truly truly sorry. Tells me every...
    Mylifesover Mylifesover 46-50 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Our friend passed away this month,we miss him a lot. And now it is time for us to celebrate his life and this is exactly what he would want. There is going to be a huge gathering...
    Lavender007 Lavender007 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    (not even my own birthday)
    ShiningLight23 ShiningLight23 22-25, F Dec 30, 2014

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    My birthday is on this day and I hate math. Must be fate or something By the shape of it Comes around like a circle once a year
    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Last Sunday the 18th was my birthday! :) We went to the international auto show in the morning. CELEBRITIES go there and I was like, "Danggg..." Anyway, we went laser tagging and...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    It is Saraswati pooja today. We worship goddess Saraswati today. Hey Shardey Maa hey Shardey Maa, agyanta se hame tar de Maa I got what you advised to me. :) I am going away...
    noblerain noblerain 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    So yesterday was my birthday and I can honestly say that it was simultaneously the better and worse I've had in my entire life. If it hadn't have been for my friends and family...
    Babygirl872901 Babygirl872901 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    I love my therapist. I transferred to him two weeks ago (I see him twice a week) and already he's way better than my last one; and part of that could be because yesterday he gave...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Live every single minute of your life with the people you cherish, as if it was your last day on Earth. It is for this reason I told you to do not hold any grievances against the...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 9 hrs ago

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    The worst birthday ever :'( When I became 12, the worst of my entire life happened. I was having a normal day with a great expectations for the rest of the day, after all it was...
    jonnyland9 jonnyland9 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for a year, but I'm starting to doubt that this relationship will last any longer. He has a HUGE family here, whereas mine is very small...
    Sneezeball Sneezeball 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    My eyes open A few thousand miles away My thoughts, my body still reeling From our first hello and then some Espressos, a warm embrace Lifts stopping and time stopping With a kiss...
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    New Years Eve I was really excited for the New Years party. I had a friend coming over at my place, we drank, laughed and just had an amazing time. She is much older than me, but...
    vranaD vranaD 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    When you've been through a battle of a health issue that robs you of energy, challenges your self image with weight gain, hair breakage, nail -tearing and mood swings and you've...
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Do I celebrate Columbus birthday? Idk do the Jews celebrate Hitlers birthday?
    Insan3lyGifted Insan3lyGifted 46-50, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Well. My birthday has passed and so has Christmas. All I really wanted was her. I just don't like confiding in other people. It would have been nice if we could have stayed friends...
    TheIdealisticRealist TheIdealisticRealist 22-25, M Dec 31, 2014

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    Today I celebrate my lips. They are full and soft and they can speak volumes about passion, desire, beauty, craving and contentment without uttering a single word. What do you...
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 3

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    (1) You'll find me somewhere in London. (2) I'm 16 years old.. Haven't celebrated my birthday for 2 years now.. I have lost all enthusiasm to celebrate it. (3) I've never had a pet...
    ADTRfan ADTRfan 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Enlighten your days with these 7 cultural concepts we don't have in the US--by Starre Varten on the Mother Nature Network. "If you want to add a new and different perspective to...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 6

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    My birthday doesn't excite me. I come from a family that gives importance a MBBS degree than a persons birthday. My parents forgot about my 18th b'day till they were reminded by my...
    crazymeanagha crazymeanagha 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Tonight celebrate the New Year 2965 On calendar my national amazigh But unfortunately I have not had the opportunity to celebrate with my family ....So happy new year 2965 and...
    gigus gigus 22-25, M Jan 11

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    Difference between a Guru and a Teacher A teacher takes responsibility for your growth. A Guru makes you responsible for your growth. A teacher gives you things you do not have...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 16 Responses Jan 12

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