Tonight the veils are thin. The dead, our ancestors, return home. Samhain Eve is my favorite night of the year. It's a pretty quiet one for me, but I find solitude to be the best way to spend this most sacred night. Quiet reflection on the year that has been, a very transformative one... Continue Reading →
I call the days of Samhain through to Yule, my void time. During this time of ever-increasing darkness, spiralling inward toward the Winter Solstice; as the days grow shorter and temperatures plummet, is a natural time to draw inward. My life, my interests, my active magical practice, comes to a lull, a pause. Rather than focusing on the... Continue Reading →
This is my Samhain:
An Aussie Witch's Samhain ~ The Goddess is also in her shadow aspect. She is Hekate. She is Dark Persephone. She stirs her bubbling cauldron, brewing atop her Samhain fire.
Incense is a powerful tool of the Witch. It is used for purification, consecration, preparing sacred space and honoring Deities. There is nothing more witchy than mixing up herbs and resins in a mortar and pestle, then sprinkling them over a burning charcoal. Wafts of fragrant smoke rising upwards into the air. For me, incense... Continue Reading →
Happy Halloween Southerners! It is now Samhain Eve here in Australia. I love this Sabbat, so have no problems spreading it out over two nights. My altar is aglow, and looking wonderfully dark. I found some Autumn leaves online a while back, and I am glad I remembered to pull them out anddecorate my altar... Continue Reading →