Honoring the Ancestors
The veil is thin.
Last week, I dreamed of a friend of mine who committed suicide in 2006. In my dream, it was as if I had found him suddenly. I brought him to mine and my husband's family, where he specifically told us that he was doing well and was happy. Last night, I dreamed of my beautiful cat Nyx who passed away November 2012. I was sitting in the front room reading a book while she was laying with my other four pets, just as if she'd never passed away. Who knows who will decide to visit me in my sleep…
CELTIC HALLOWEEN: THE SAMHAIN CRONE
"Samhain Goddess: The Crone" by Arwens Grace (Angela Jayne Barnett) Our modern-day Halloween celebration comes from the ancient Celtic holiday called Samhain (SOW-en). October 31 was the Celtic New Year's Eve, the end of the year. This is the time of the season which the Crone rules. The Crone is one aspect of the triple Goddess, made up of Maiden, and Mother and Crone. Essayist Christina Aubin says it is the Crone who "opens the Western gate for those who have departed to travel into…
Samhain lessings by Jane Brideson. Samhain is the third and final harvest festival of nuts and berries and a fire festival. All the harvest is in and all is complete. Samhain is the end of the cycle of birth and growth and is the point of death. The seeds of the harvest have fallen deep into the dark earth where they lie unseen, dormant and apparently void of life. As such the God as Sun King is sacrificed back to the land with that seed until the Winter Solstice.