Tag: Samhain

Preparing for Rebirth in a Time of Limbo

November is the in-between time. It’s not fall, not winter. It’s not the time of the dead, yet not the time of renewal. It’s a spot of limbo in my calendar year. The main days of Samhain season — the season of the dead, of […]

The Show Must Go On

Intent is magic. We like to talk about that a lot; that intent is key to formulating good magic, that it won’t work without intent. This isn’t really true. Sometimes it’s true, but sometimes it’s not — like with folk magic. And I think magic […]

The Power of Cycle

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” – Joseph Campbell The cyclic tides of nature are, for many Pagans, the closest thing we have to a holy book. Even those whose […]

A Ritual of the Three Harvests 

  This an abbreviated ritual I’ve written for an Elder who has recently gone in to a nursing home.  This person is struggling with Alzheimer’s, which is why the ritual is pretty short. I wanted to make sure the Elder could follow along, and also, to avoid […]

Looks Enjoyable: Disgust towards the Sexualizing of Girls in Game Narratives & Halloween Costumes this October

So the 31st of October is coming up very soon, a day that coincides in the states with flamboyant costumes, somber rituals, apple cider, the end of the harvest season, classic horror movies showing up in theaters for a limited time, copious amounts of candy, […]

Blessing Your Dead – Building Bridges

During this Samhain season I’ve decided to do some work to aid my ancestors and help to connect them to the blessings of the Gods that I honor and that are close to me. I invite you to join in this experiment.

Chaos Paganism’s Calendar By Celestine Nox

This is a repost from my general Pagan topics blog, Finding the Path. It’s a basic introduction to the concepts behind the Calendar Chaotica. Samhain is next month, and I’m excited! It’s my favorite holiday, both secularly and spiritually. I absolutely intend to wear a […]