Sunday, October 31, 2010


Halloween is celebrated today but not many people really know where its origins come from or what it is all about. This post explains Halloween from the pagan or wiccan perspective.

Samhain(pronounced Sow-in, Sah-vin, or Sahm-hayn), known most popularly as Halloween, marks the end of the third and final harvest, is a day to commune with and remember the dead, and is a celebration of the eternal cycle of reincarnation. Samhain (once again Halloween) is the most coveted sabbat by the Wiccan (and many Pagan) religions.

In the European traditions, Samhain is the night when the old Goddies, and the Crone Goddess mourns him deeply for the next six weeks.  The popular image of her as the old Halloween hag menacingly stirring her cauldron comes from the Celtic belief that alldead souls return to her cauldron of  life, death, and rebirth to await reincarnation.

Halloween, plain and simple a favorite time of year. A true time for witches, Witchcraft itself, and Wiccans alike who feel that on this night the separation between the physical and spiritual realities is it's least guarded and it's veil the thinnest. It is a time for dimensional openings and workings, it is a somber holiday, one of dark clothes and thoughts for the dead, it is said to be the time when those of necromantic talents can speak with the dead and it is certainly a time to remember ones own dead. Witches believe it is a time of endings of relationships and bad situations and it is the time when one can see the glimmer of hope in the future. There are as many concepts attached to this holiday as any other, truly a time of remembrance of our ancestors and all those who have gone before.


Just a few photos of what is in the garden at the moment. Spring is a beautiful time of the year.


After time spent trying to sign into blogger without success I decided to start a new blog.

This new blog will be a continuation of the old one Avonlea Vignettes. 

I will be continuing on as before with all my quilt and craft related posts but will also be posting other topics of interest that I have as well. I will also be including various videos of different things as well.

Here is the link to the old Avonlea vignettes