Thursday, October 12, 2006

Samhain (Halloween)

It is quiet today here in the hollow. Did everyone notice the beautiful harvest moon on Saturday? I was compelled to strip and bathe in the brilliant moon glow. It is so relaxing to float in the water under the full moon. There is something so serene about the moon glow as it washes over you like a protective light.

This is my favorite time of the year and Samhain (Halloween) draws near—the time when the veil is thin between the world of the dead and that of the living. To the ancient Celts, it was the most important time of the year when the harvest was behind them and they prepared for the coming winter. It was also a time of feasting and important meetings between tribal chieftains. To the ancients it was a time when the Crone Goddess mourned the death of her consort (the sun god) until winter ended and he would be reborn again. Samhain (pronounced Sow-in) is a celebration of the eternal cycle of reincarnation—something the Celtic Druids believed in.

Humans will be in contact with more of the Fae folk on Samhain and I want to warn you that not all of the Fae are good-natured. Some can be hurtful to humans.

To protect yourself from these evil natured faeries, carry a piece of iron with you. It can be something as simple as a pin. Iron weakens faeries because it represents the coming of the Iron Age and the end of the time (Bronze Age) when faeries were free to roam the earthly realm.

You may even see me roaming about on Samhain.


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