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I Celebrate Samhain

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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 7 Responses Oct 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 11, 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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    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F Aug 26, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I can’t go back to the past to celebrate the day I was born…, it’s now history…So I don’t want to celebrate a “copy” of it… like...
    NatureTraveller NatureTraveller 41-45, M Oct 9

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    I don't celebrate it for a lot of reasons. it's a satanic holiday. people think that it's just fun and innocent. there is more to the story. I know why christian don't celebrate it...
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    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    To often we dwell on the negatives and overlook all thats good .
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    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Oct 3

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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 1 day ago

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    The History of Halloween...Source: http://www.halloweenhistory.org/Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Did you know Halloween is a Wiccan holiday? Most Wiccans refer to Halloween as Samhain pronounced "sow-en"(I am a Wiccan seeking help)
    vampiregirl98 vampiregirl98 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    SirenaVonLee SirenaVonLee 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Let's Celebrate Life! Let the life call, Let the happiness whisper Let the peace begin Let the love touches the hearts Life is a precious gift Let this blessing cheer you Let the...
    cunny10 cunny10 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I wrote is for my daughter's 1st birthday invitation: Audrey so sweet You're such a treat Audrey, so cute Round as a fruit Time has flown by so quickly You've grown from a little...
    wish4love wish4love 26-30, F Oct 8

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    Trying To Be- Last fall semester my daughter arrived home from the nearby university one day and was like, "Look what I found in the Commons Building." She had several Awake...
    SexiestChocolate SexiestChocolate 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Ok this is a story of my debauchery on two occasions. The first was in the service stationed at a town of a lot of nationalities.. Scottish Irish Scandinavians etc... a St...
    OkCountryBoy OkCountryBoy 66-70, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    "See that's the trouble with reality, it's taken far too seriously I do hope God is good to me and Santa Claus to the children Celebrate This party's over I'm going home" From...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Yesterday was Spoil Daughter Day. Once a year, we celebrate the anniversary of our court victory. You see, three years ago, we won the right to spend more time together. If you've...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 4 Responses Oct 13

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    Bday party at the office, year after year. It has become a permanent date in the calendar. That day, I already set my mind on what to do. As I use the motorbike to work more than...
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    V The Universal Presence Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?—Psa. 139:7 In all Christian teaching certain basic truths are found...
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