Countdown to Samhain

Samhain—Witch's New Year starts the dark half of the year celebrate the dead Autumn's gossamer shroud thins the Otherworld waits... © Colleen M. Chesebro There's more to Halloween than trick-or-treat and the carving of pumpkins. For pagans, Halloween is called Samhain (Sah-win). This is the time of the year we give thanks and remember the …

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Blessed Ostara (Eostre)

Ostara, or Eostre, is the Germanic Goddess of the Dawn who is associated with spring and the Spring Equinox. This connection is made through the early English Christian monk Bede (673 – 735). It is believed that the naming of the Christian holy day, Easter, comes from that source. (John Beckett) Today, I honor the …

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