A Samhain Prayer

Amid the falling drops of rain, Under the greying sky, I pause in the presence of the spirits. It is your season, Mighty Dead, We feel you stirring in the Earth. Let us hear your whispers in the leaves, Emerge from this timeless autumn. Come to us now, on the breeze, And we will carry... Continue Reading →

Samhain in Our Home

High Days are like tides; they ebb and flow and exist for much longer than just a day. The mood for Samhain begins with the first leaf fall; a melancholy can be felt in the gentle rains and the whispers of the benevolent dead become more audible. It is a long and slow season, filled... Continue Reading →

Samhain Prayer Chapbook

A full moon gift from me to you: a small chapbook of prayers you can use for your Samhain celebrations. This little chapbook will take you through Three Nights of Samhain, where we can honour the Ancestors of Blood, Kin, and Land in short devotional rituals. You can perform these devotional prayers one a day... Continue Reading →

Resource Roundup: Samhain Music

I love seasonal music, and I hope you do too. Luckily, there's a whole community of people who have curated playlists for us, so all we need to do is sit back and listen. Here's a few playlists from 8tracks.com to get you in that Samhain mood. Listen to them for inspiration when planning or... Continue Reading →

Solstice Tide, Day Eight

We're both working today - and on opposite shifts - so we're unable to do my activity of choice for this day, which is visit the birdfeeder trail at a local conservation area. I'll have to be satisfied by watching the park squirrels through the window at work. Honouring the nature spirits is more than... Continue Reading →

Solstice Tide, Day Seven

The wren, the wren, the king of all birds On Solstice Day was caught in the furze Although she is little, her honour is great Jump up, O children, and give her a treat! Tonight we feast upon the body of the wren, so that we, too, may have the strength of a King!

Solstice Tide, Day Six

Christmas morning is a quiet time for the cat and I, as my husband is on night shift. I don't particularly feel the magic of this morning this year; we've chosen not to exchange presents and opt instead for seeing some Jays games next summer, though there are a few small things tucked away in... Continue Reading →

Solstice Tide, Day Five

Tonight we honour our Ancestors, and we do this following Ukrainian custom. Unfortunately, my brother and his girlfriend are sick and cannot join us, so gorging on cabbage rolls won't happen until next week. (I'm preparing the cabbage rolls anyway, and one or two might not make it into the freezer.) Instead, the two of... Continue Reading →

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