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Halloween: Roots of Samhain

Samhain, (pronounced SOW-in, SAH-vin, or SAM-hayne) means “End of Summer”, and is the third and final Harvest. The dark winter half of the year commences on this Sabbat. Various other names for this Greater Sabbat are Third Harvest, Samana, Day … Continue reading

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Halloween: Apple Divination

Apples “In old England, apples and nuts were seen as powerful prognosticators. Celtic folk used them in their Halloween divination games for centuries, and there were some Scottish, Irish and British men and women–people from the northern parts of England–still … Continue reading

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Halloween: Traditional Halloween Divinations

For hundreds of years, the Celts performed divination games to receive guidance on Samhain, the Celtic Halloween. It is a time when the veil between the worlds is thin, enabling us to see glimpses of the future and obtain loving … Continue reading

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