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I Celebrate Samhain

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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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F Aug 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    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

    Wishing blessings to you all this Samhain.. For those who follow this time of year :)
    pegasus12162 pegasus12162 51-55, M Oct 27

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    Blessed Samhain! We welcome this time of year to remember the light.
    pegasus12162 pegasus12162 51-55, M Oct 31

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    It's simply a wicked holiday and I think it is wrong to celebrate something evil. People walking around in evil costumes depicting satanism in some way. Screaming, blood, body...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Oct 30

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    The Shadow of Now......(a repost of a blog post by Eric Alan)My fall calendar fills with appointments and workdays, responsibilities and joys. The sheer momentum of modern life is...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Do any of you know just how much there is to celebrate, all year long! I'll do my best to keep all of you up to date on them so that you'll always have a reason to enjoy life more...
    Xlandria61 Xlandria61 61-65, F a week ago

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    I love christmas :D. I'm not one of those Atheists who thinks that the religious people shouldn't be religious. I think everyone should believe what they want and I think that...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I believe the whole "Merry Xmas vs. Happy Holidays" thing is much ado about nothing. I don't identify as an atheist, I'm more on the deist side. But, of course, I don't believe in...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Merry Christmas to all Atheists and cross-bearing Christians. I hope I'm not too early but I heard Band Aid on the radio and got all excited that Santa was coming. So a few...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    tomorrow is my bday...and colleagues and friends are asking about plans? Well, what plan and what celebration when I do not even like to live anymore! Death will be the nicest gift...
    EternalWanderer EternalWanderer 31-35, F Oct 20

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    Yay me just reached a deka-milestone! For celebration, there shall be new changes!
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F Oct 22

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    It has nothing to do with the traditions of my country, and I am not going to support more American way of life becoming global.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    I remember when I was a kid my mom and dad would take me "trick or treating" and it was fun getting home and seeing all the candy my siblings and I had collected. My parents were...
    Gabsters05 Gabsters05 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I had some fun on Halloween by dressing as a zombie hooker for an adults-only Halloween party. Dressing up and being someone else isn't just for the kids! Some of the clever...
    KarenPearl KarenPearl 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    Well my birthday is coming up and I am kind of excited. I get presents but it also means I made it another year. Age is just a number and I don't feel my age at all. I am just...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 26 Responses Nov 4

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    Today is my birthday and i am all alone :) Kissay awaj du ? Like always no one cares :) even days and nights are not mine.
    redbricks redbricks 18-21, M Nov 5

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    Here to all the friends that are still on E.P. Those are gone. I say good bye. I hope you come back.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Some don't recognize the good until it's gone, don't be one of those people .
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M Nov 12

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    True Tales for Halloween By: Deanna Jaxine Stinson, Paranormal Researcher Halo Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/HPIinternational...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Oct 20

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    I was raised Muslim on one side, Christian on the other. Felt more of a pull with Islam but it still wasn't "it" for me. Became more spiritual over the years, was led to Mesa...
    Fyurii Fyurii 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God," (Ephesians 2:8 ESV)Straight from God's heart came love,out of His love came...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Tom Anagnost is a soccer coach who has served the University of Miami and Central Michigan University with complete dedication and commitment. During Tom's employment with the...
    grover006 grover006 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    Being vegetarians, the Legume family found a way tocelebrate, nonetheless....
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My heart has been tossed around, kicked and scraped up for so long now I don't want to know anyone else. I don't want to find out who you are, get to know your habits, learn what...
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 5 hrs ago

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    We just celebrated our 1 year and 2 months relationship last week and I cannot say things went smoothly before we could last up to this point. I love my boyfriend. However, for...
    trappedinmy trappedinmy 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Im so confused I need answers.. Okay so im currently in a relationship with my boyfriend of 1 year and 5 months. We could have been together for 2 years and 5 months but He broke...
    marlenea12 marlenea12 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    November eleven, 2014ayshaclark Effectively I attempted my hand at extra traditional boudoir another working day And that i discover I actually donR17;t have an eye for it, just...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    20.11.2013. Finally the day has arrived. And man, I was counting like forever. Though it still feels like yesterday. Its like birthday to me though even more as I don't celebrate...
    YMITheWayIM YMITheWayIM 36-40, M 40 mins ago