Samhain (pronounced saw-an), commonly referred to as Halloween, is a religious holiday celebrated by Wiccan and witch. The festival traditionally is a feast for the gathering of the family in love and remembrance. All the family including one's ancestors. Wiccans do not regard physical death as an end but merely one more event in a … Continue reading Samhain ritual as performed in the Wiccan Church
Samhain is the ancient Irish festival that became Halloween as we know it. “The Celts believed the year was divided into two parts, the lighter half in the summer and the darker half in the winter. Samhain, or Halloween as it is now called, was the division between these halves. The Celts believed that the … Continue reading Spooky Ancient Irish Myths on Halloween — Metal Gaia
by Mike Nichols Halloween. Sly does it. Tiptoe catspaw. Slide and creep. But why? What for? How? Who? When! Where did it all begin? 'You don't know, do you?' asks Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud climbing out under the pile of leaves under the Halloween Tree. 'You don't REALLY know!' --Ray Bradbury, from 'The Halloween Tree' Samhain. … Continue reading All Hallow’s Eve
The History of the Yule Log The tradition of yule logs has its roots in pagan rituals. In fact, the word "yule" is old English for a festival known to take place in December and January. Northern Europeans, like Vikings, celebrated the Festival of Yule to honor the winter solstice by journeying into the … Continue reading The Yule Log History
It is spring yet again!! Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. Why not take advantage of this time to do a bit of Spring magic? Celebrate the return of life and the warming of the earth. I'll be doing a spring inspired feast after a day of planting seedlings and a hike. There are … Continue reading Oastara is upon us!!
(apologies for the tartieness of the article. was with my own mommy ^_^ ) In order to truly appreciate the rich history of Mother's Day, the evolution of motherhood as a concept is explored from ancient times to the 17th century. Mother’s Day and its Historic Roots in the Ancient World Mother’s Day, … Continue reading Mother’s Day From the Begining
MAY 2nd On this date, an annual fertility festival featuring a man wearing a costume of a hobbyhorse, a devilish mask, and a pointed hat is held in England, and throughout rural regions across Europe. Ysahodhara, the consort of the great God Buddha, is honored in India, with a sacred festival that takes place … Continue reading Celebrating today May 2nd