Tag Archives: Samhain

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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Poetry: Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en Hallowe’en begins with the ringing of the bells Celebration for our long since dead The ringing bells Expel those whom seek to harm Candles light the windows Reflecting dancing flames Warding off witches Burning ‘til midnight Keeping evil influences … Continue reading

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Halloween Reads: Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton

Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton Hardcover, 229 pages Published October 15th 2012 by Reaktion Books Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve … 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: Traditions of Samhain

Samhain is a time to remember those who have passed on, celebrate the Summers end and prepare for Winter months ahead. The Sun God and earth fall into slumber, as the nights lengthen and winter begins. Samhain, (pronounced SOW-in, SAH-vin, … Continue reading

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31 Days of Halloween: Must Read–Trick or Treat A History of Halloween

Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver ones watch scary … Continue reading

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Halloween Horror: Trick ‘R Treat

Released: October 6th 2009 Trick ‘R Treat Trailer There are many “holiday classics,” out there and most of them are centered around christmas. Unfortunately there are far fewer ones centered around Halloween, but I think Trick ‘R Treat deserves to … Continue reading

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