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- 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: 329,699 - [ 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: 267,171 - [ 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: 73,071 - [ Full Article ]
- The Real Origins of Halloween - Isaac Bonewits [Witchvox Sponsor]
To view the latest version of this powerful article Click here ... Posted: October 11th. 1999 Views: 61,859 - [ 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: 48,004 - [ 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: 29,252 - [ 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: 26,280 - [ 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: 24,613 - [ Full Article ]
- The Real Origins of Halloween 3.3.1 (part 2) - Isaac Bonewits [Witchvox Sponsor]
To view the latest version of this powerful article Click here ... Posted: December 18th. 1999 Views: 23,820 - [ Full Article ]
- My Samhain - by Mark Sosnowski - Moonspider [Witchvox Sponsor]
Ah... . the Witches' New Year. No other time like it. This is our time and we must claim it. Each one to our own preference. But, it is our time unmistakably.Personally, I prefer ... Posted: October 5th. 1998 Views: 21,667 - [ Full Article ]
- Hearken Now, The Darkness Comes! - by Lark - Lark [Witchvox Sponsor]
Mists gather in the valleys and pour down the ancient riverbeds to the darkening sea. Gone the fires of autumn's glory, lost to the legions of cloud-swept days and chilling rains. Gone to wild geese flying southward, gone the last ... Posted: October 5th. 1998 Views: 21,576 - [ 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: 18,999 - [ 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: 18,327 - [ 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: 17,558 - [ 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: 13,886 - [ Full Article ]
- Who Shall Dance at the Witches Ball? - Sia@FullCircle [Witchvox Sponsor]
Pagan pride and Pagan style will shine out at the first annual West Coast Witches Ball on Saturday, October 21st in Palo Alto, California. (1) The Witches Ball is designed to be a grand costume affair, a Pagan community event and ... Posted: October 1st. 2000 Views: 13,089 - [ Full Article ]
- Making the Most of Samhain's Inner Voice - Asradel [Witchvox Sponsor]
For those of us who call ourselves Witches, we know Samhain as a time when we can more easily see and feel through the veil that separates this temporal plane from the astral. It is a time to honor and commune with our ancestors a ... Posted: October 29th. 2006 Views: 10,861 - [ Full Article ]
- The Message of Halloween; The Message of Samhain - Cynthia
What is Halloween about really? Before Christianity swept through Europe from the fourth to the twelfth centuries (with some isolated places remaining Pagan into the early fifteenth century [Jones and Pennik, 1995, p.173]) , Europ ... Posted: October 8th. 2006 Views: 8,772 - [ 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: 7,178 - [ 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: 6,167 - [ 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: 5,834 - [ 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: 5,787 - [ 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: 4,652 - [ Full Article ]
- 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: 407,247 - [ 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: 159,290 - [ Full Article ]
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