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1. You Call It Easter, We Call It Ostara

2. You Call It Hallowe'en... We Call It Samhain

3. Beltane -- Holiday Details and History

4. A Brief History of Hallowe'en

5. You Call it Christmas, We Call it Yule

6. Midsummer/Summer Solstice

7. You Call it May Day, We Call it Beltane

8. Satanic Panic and Black Cats

9. Lughnasadh - Overview by Christina

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12. The Lore of the Door

13. Music for the Winter Solstice


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Holiday: samhain

  • INDEX: Samhain (Halloween) - Witchvox Central

    See front page for links to this holiday ... Posted: January 27th. 1997   Views: 603,468   - [ Full Article ]

  • You Call It Hallowe'en... We Call It Samhain - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Hallowe'en has its origins in the British Isles. While the modern tradition of trick or treat developed in the U. S., it too is based on folk customs brought to this country with Irish immigrants after 1840. Since ancient times in ... Posted: October 15th. 1999   Views: 330,192   - [ Full Article ]

  • A Brief History of Hallowe'en - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The Celtic peoples called the time between Samhain (pronounced "SOW-in" in Ireland, SOW-een in Wales, "SAV-en" in Scotland or even "SAM-haine" in non Gaelic speaking countries) and Brigid's Day "the period of little sun." Thus, Sa ... Posted: October 28th. 2007   Views: 267,701   - [ Full Article ]

  • Satanic Panic and Black Cats - Wren

    Greetings!Today as I was searching through the news for pieces on Samhain, Witches and the usual seasonal blitz, I came across some of the articles listed below and realized that ... Posted: October 18th. 1999   Views: 73,379   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Lore of the Door - Wren

    "If the doors of perception were cleansed,everything would appear as it is-infinite." - (Wm Blake)Doors have been a ... Posted: October 5th. 1998   Views: 48,335   - [ Full Article ]

  • Samhain Night - Wren

    Beneath the square ___ Of Arthur's WainThe Faery Mounds ___ So long have lainLike sleeping giants ___ On the LandLike dreams we seek ___ To understand.The Darkest Night ___ Has come aroundThe bay of Hounds ... Posted: October 5th. 1998   Views: 29,473   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Mighty Dead, the Beloved Dead and Us - M Macha Nightmare

    The Mighty Dead, the Beloved Dead and Us © 2001by M. Macha NightMare    Recently I've been giving a lot of thought to our concepts of the Dead. A ... Posted: October 21st. 2001   Views: 26,555   - [ Full Article ]

  • The Silver Bough, and Samhain in a Stone Circle - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]

    "Three unbreathing things paid for only with breathing things: an apple tree, a hazel bush, a sacred grove." --The Triads of Ireland, refering to a law against the felling of sacred trees."For if an apple is halv ... Posted: October 28th. 2000   Views: 24,810   - [ Full Article ]

  • Witchvox Samhain Blessing for 2001 - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The season's change and so do we, summer's end calls for winter's start. Samhain has arrived, giving notice that the end of summer and the rapid descent into winter is upon us. The journey from the light through the darkness, into ... Posted: November 5th. 2001   Views: 19,135   - [ Full Article ]

  • Why I Love Samhain - M Macha Nightmare

    In an old auditorium in San Francisco, California's Mission District, strange beings scurry about preparing for a sacred rite. Outside in the foyer people begin to congregate, pressing closer and closer as the space becomes more c ... Posted: October 26th. 2003   Views: 18,566   - [ Full Article ]

  • Ancestors - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The crisp nip to the October air is a notable indication that Samhain is upon us. It seems that suddenly, all at once, the whole world knows its Samhain. The air changes, leaves cascade downward after reaching a symphonic pinnacle ... Posted: October 29th. 2000   Views: 17,901   - [ Full Article ]

  • Samhain in the Shadow of Halloween - Lady Abigail Welcher

    I love this time of year. There is something magickal in the changing as the Wheel turns. The Goddess of Seasons delicately waves her wand across the land and, little by little, fall begins. We see it in the explosions of ... Posted: November 6th. 2005   Views: 14,096   - [ Full Article ]

  • So It’s The New Year. So Now What? - Diotima Mantineia [Witchvox Sponsor]

    The time between Samhain and Yule is -- underneath all the frantic preparations for various modern and ancient holidays -- a time of mists, mysteries and deep introspection. At Samhain -- Summer’s End -- the Veil between the World ... Posted: November 5th. 2006   Views: 7,335   - [ Full Article ]

  • Hallowmas- The Crone's Sabbat - Lady Grey Dragon

    There are many things that occur during the month of October. Costume hunting and monster ideas, pumpkin carving, feast planning, visits to our known deceased to honor them, telling tales of ghosts and spirits… and story writing.. ... Posted: October 21st. 2007   Views: 6,272   - [ Full Article ]

  • Celtic Feast of the Dead - Lyric by Fritz Jung - Fritz [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Cuttin Away ___ there's work to doOne final say ___ a chance to slip throughWith Celtic friends ___ a season endsTen/thirty one ___ has only just begun ___ Yea !Lookin' ahead ___ to future timesVeil's ... Posted: October 5th. 1998   Views: 6,011   - [ Full Article ]

  • Walking with Spirits / Walking with the Dead - Lady Abigail Welcher

    As a child, I believed that I was as free as a raven on the wind. Truth was, my freedom was greater than most, but always under the watchful eye of my great grandmother. Some days I would escape my earth-bound existence and climb ... Posted: October 21st. 2007   Views: 5,935   - [ Full Article ]

  • Samhain at Chalice Well ~ Glastonbury ~ England - Mystic Avalon [Witchvox Sponsor]

    I arrived in Glastonbury ~ Somerset ~ England, also known as the Isle of Avalon at about 18.30 and after an excellent meal at the internet restaurant on the main street walked up to the Well at about 19.20.The night was cl ... Posted: October 1st. 2006   Views: 4,724   - [ Full Article ]

Holiday: yule

  • INDEX: Yule/Winter Solstice - Witchvox Central

    (around DECEMBER 22nd)also known as: Yuletide, Alban Arthan.Yule is the time of greatest darkness and the longest night of the year. The Winter Solstice had been asso ... Posted: January 27th. 1997   Views: 407,723   - [ Full Article ]

  • You Call it Christmas, We Call it Yule - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]

    (originally posted 12/12/1997) Try though we might, it is not easy to escape the influence of Christmas in this country. It is easy to become jaded and cynical about it, wondering why it is not the magical time we all experienced ... Posted: December 12th. 1997   Views: 160,062   - [ Full Article ]

  • Music for the Winter Solstice - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]

    (originally posted 2003-11-29) Hey, all you stylin' witches out there. Look, I KNOW that some of you get into this whole Yuletide thing. What's not to love? Twinkly lights, cookies with sprinklies, images of leaping deer, holly an ... Posted: November 29th. 2003   Views: 40,869   - [ Full Article ]

  • Winter Solstice: Festivals - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Yule/Winter Solstice (between December 21st and 23rd) also known as: Nollaig; Yuletide, Alban Arthan; Juul; Jul; Jiuleis; Joulupukki; Children's Day; Dies Natalis Invicti Solis; Saturnalia; Mid-Winter; Brumalia; Sacaea; ... Posted: November 29th. 2003   Views: 27,277   - [ Full Article ]

  • Winter Solstice: A Witch's Yule Story - Lady Abigail Welcher

    It seems that this year the Yuletide season hit the stores even faster than last year. We seem to expect that rush from commerce, to make a buck. While we are out buying our Thanksgiving turkey, we expect to hear, “I’m dreaming of ... Posted: December 18th. 2005   Views: 25,725   - [ Full Article ]

  • Making Winter Incense - Incense Dragon

    Winter is upon us, but there is no reason that we can’t enjoy the energy of summer as we await the turning of the circle back to green and growth. Incense is a perfect way to do exactly that. Incense draws upon the energy of sun, ... Posted: January 15th. 2006   Views: 21,464   - [ Full Article ]

  • Winter Solstice: Introduction - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]

    Yule/Winter Solstice (between December 21st and 23rd) also known as: Nollaig; Yuletide, Alban Arthan; Juul; Jul; Jiuleis; Joulupukki; Children's Day; Dies Natalis Invicti Solis; Saturnalia; Mid-Winter; Brumalia; Sacaea; ... Posted: November 29th. 2003   Views: 21,028   - [ Full Article ]

  • A Yule Story for Children ~ The Tiniest Fairy ~ - Lady Abigail Welcher

    In a time before time had been named, when life danced as a dazzling rainbow upon the mystical Earth, magick lived inside each earthen creature. Some, the big ones, were having a harder time seeing the magick now, than in the past ... Posted: December 25th. 2005   Views: 18,094   - [ Full Article ]

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