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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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 18, 2009

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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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    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 56-60, F 6 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    This will be my first time celebrating this

    holiday initiating my conversion to spiritual witch...I'm a little nervous!
    Cloe89 Cloe89 22-25, F Oct 22, 2015

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 14, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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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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    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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    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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