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Thursday, October 28, 2010

What is Samhain?

The celebrations on the eve of All Souls Day, called Halloween, stem from the Celtic New Year celebration called Samhain. When the Sun goes down on this eve, there is a time between the old year and the creation of the new. Specifically, this occurs at sunrise.

In this twilight of the years, the veil between this world and the world of the spirit is thin. It is a time when ghosts and spirits can interact with the living, and a time when divination is most effective. This is a sacred time when all warriors were to keep their swords sheathed....

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Anonymous said...

Human beings often forget what they celebrate certain rituals and holidays. The commercial world bombards the media with so many messages about "buying", that the history behind occasions is often lost in the shuffle. Thanks for sharing this.

Shirley Twofeathers said...

You are so right... holidays used to be about honoring the earth and the seasons... about life... and living on the earth as part of it.

In the times we live in today, holidays have degenerated into marketing strategies and buying sprees.

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