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Here's How To Celebrate The Halloween Season Like An Actual Witch
It's called Samhain, and it's coming to smash the patriarchy.
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Samhain 2016: Traditions And Rituals For The Pagan New Year
It’s considered a liminal time, when the veil between life and death grows thin.
Halloween: Feasting On The Dead
Nature and grief writer
In this season of celebration, we are reminded that life is short, and death often comes unexpectedly. We have today to grieve, but we also only have today to live.
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The History Of The Jack-O'-Lantern Has Roots In Irish Folklore
The carved pumpkin wasn't always just a fun Halloween decoration.
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All Souls' Day 2015: Dates And Origins Of The Day To Pray For The Dead
This Catholic holy day remembers those who have passed.
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All Saints' Day 2015: Dates, Facts And Traditions
On this day Catholics honor all those who have entered heaven.
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Samhain 2015: Dates, Traditions And Rituals Of The Pagan New Year
It's considered a liminal time, when the veil between life and death grows thin.
GPS FOR THE SOUL
Halloween Dreams and Visions
Paola K Amaras
Dreamer, mythologizer & writer, co-owns Scribes Unlimited, LLC
We're Not All Witches: An Introduction to Neo-Paganism
Activist, Blogger, Earthseed Shaper
A lot of the coverage of Paganism tends to be sensationalist and tends to focus on Witchcraft and Wicca. But not all Pagans are Witches or Wiccans.
Why Death Is On The Minds Of Many Major Religions
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Daily Meditation: All Souls
All Souls Night by Loreena McKennitt We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily
13 Songs to Get Witchy to on Halloween
For me, experiencing the richness of this season entails brewing spicy teas, gathering with other nature spirituality practitioners, meditating and listening to lots of witchy music.
Samhain 2014: Facts, Dates, Traditions And Rituals To Know
10. Some celebrate Samhain with a ritual to guide the dead home by opening a western-facing door or window and placing a
Here's The Spooky Truth About Halloween
Candy and costumes, ghouls and goblins, tricks or treats. Halloween in a nutshell, right? NOT. SO. FAST. Sure, all of these
Remembrance for the Witches
Poet, Writer, Performer
This year the cords are strong, and many days after Samhain I can still feel the ancestors' timeless spirits very near, vibrating and creating sweet light and wide perspective for me as I navigate the roughs and shallows of this complex and finite life.
A Disruptive and Inconvenient Realization
Author, "Bishop in the Grove"
Simply put, I'm feeling called back to the worship of God in Christ, and I can't deny it even if I wanted to.
So a Priest Attends a Seance...
Danielle Tumminio Hansen
Professor, Public Intellectual, & Faith Leader
Intrigued by the quirk factor, by the mystical quality of the place, I decided to go with a friend to a séance that was part of the festival, and before I go any further, I probably should say this: I didn't go with high hopes. I didn't really think a medium could communicate with the spirit world.
A Hindu Halloween Lament
Coordinator for Hindu Life, Princeton University
Behind the compromises and negotiation of clashing cultures, there lie important questions about assimilation, accommodation, and appropriation; minority communities growing and evolving in a multi-faith world; the interplay of power, normativity, hegemony, and identity.
Celebrating Wicked: Samhain 2013
Writer, speaker and consultant on religious diversity in America
The 10th anniversary of mega-hit Broadway musical
is in full swing this Samhain- perfect timing.
Samhain 2013: Facts, Dates, Traditions, And Rituals To Know
4. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals along with Imbolc, Beltane, and Lughnasadh. 7. Samhain is one of the original
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