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Into the Mound: Working With the Dead

In honor of Samhain, I’m sharing this excellent article on working with your ancestors.   Winterstar Ancestor Rite ACE held our 27th annual Winterstar Symposium in February 2009, once again at the Atwood Lodge resort in central O­hio. This is always a

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Blessing Your Dead – Building Bridges – The Lady’s Quill

Ritualancestors, dead, death, Gods, magic, necromancy, polytheism, polytheist, Samhain, witchcraft Source: Blessing Your Dead – Building Bridges – The Lady’s Quill

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Mythical Ireland blog: A glorious dawn announces the beginning of winter as sunrise shines into the chamber of Cairn L, Loughcrew

Source: Mythical Ireland blog: A glorious dawn announces the beginning of winter as sunrise shines into the chamber of Cairn L, Loughcrew

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Blessings of the Season! | Philip Carr-Gomm

For all those celebrating Samhain and Beltane at this time, may the season bring you wisdom and blessings! Samhain offers us the powerful transformation of Source: Blessings of the Season! | Philip Carr-Gomm

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Blessed Samhain, a time to honor your ancestors!

This time of year is full of mystery, cold wind, and rattling leaves, no matter what your beliefs. The ancients thought it to be a time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. That

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Halloween Folklore and Superstitions – #FolkloreThursday

We all know that Halloween, as a festival, is not an invention of the trick-or-treating Americans but it is far older than many people realise. Source: Halloween Folklore and Superstitions – #FolkloreThursday

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The spookiest ancient Irish myths and legends surrounding Halloween | IrishCentral.com

Samhain, the ancient Irish festival that became Halloween as we know it, was an important date in Irish lore. Source: The spookiest ancient Irish myths and legends surrounding Halloween | IrishCentral.com

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October is here!

October is here! The time of stunning autumn leaves and scary movies. Do you love Hallowe’en? Do you hold a party, or decorate your house for the kids? . For me, the changing of the seasons didn’t hold much signficance

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Reviving the Ancient Visiting Traditions of Europe | The Wild Hunt

What a wonderful revival of an excellent tradition.   Opportunities to knock on the doors of neighbors — with the expectation that they will provide a gift upon the opening of the door — has largely been relegated to trick-or-treating customs.

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Samhain, Hallowe’en, All Hallows’ Eve

This time of year is full of mystery, cold wind, and rattling leaves, no matter what your beliefs. The ancients thought it to be a time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. That

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October is here!

October is here! The time of stunning autumn leaves and scary movies. Do you love Hallowe’en? Do you hold a party, or decorate your house for the kids? Tell me why you love October! **************** Don’t miss information on Celtic

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