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Samhain Prayer

  In this night where veils are thinnest and the cries of our Beloved Dead can be heard across waves of time, think upon the past, see where your feet have trodden, and learn from the landmarks and trail blazes you left behind.   In this night when Harvest is over, abundance is gathered and …

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Samhain

  Today is Blessed Samhain, And harvest-time is done. The leaves and fruits have fallen; Less warmly shines the sun. The days are crisp and windy, The nighttime brisk and clear. Full bellies and full larders – We slumber without fear.   We light the sacred fires To celebrate this time And drum the Earth’s …

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Freedom in the Darkness

In many pagan traditions, Samhain is the New Year. In my own tradition of Druidry, this is not the case. As Druidry is a religion of Nature, all our holidays are but a time to gather to honor its tides, and the flow of the seasons. And our holidays reflect what is happening in the …

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Faerie Tidings: A Feast for the Faerie Kin

The rain sounds like a thousand footsteps, all around the edges of the clearing. Fog drifts through and among the standing stones. We can feel the tangible presence of our ancestors. Finishing our rites, we carefully pack up our baskets and satchels; there will be no stargazing this Samhain Eve. It’s cold, wet, and windy, …

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Samhain

  The season of death and of endings is here And with it comes doubtfulness, worries and fear. But trust in the Lady and trust in the Lord As we all move toward Samhain with a single accord. The pumpkins we carved, now all glowing and orange, The grand, creepy sound of an old creaking …

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The Reaper

  Autumn has come in all of its glory; The evening shadows grow deeper. Bounty is won, and low sinks the sun As everything waits for the Reaper.   Turkey and pheasant and duck on the wing Never know when Archer’s arrows will sing. Deer in the field stand ready to run, Waiting the sound …

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Samhaintide

  Ring the bell and light the fire – It’s Samhain once again. Gather in the harvest hall With family and friends. Crops are in and trees are bare And fox soon seeks his den – With cooler days and longer nights We’re now at Summer’s end.   Call the quarters, hail the gods, The …

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