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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Samhain is Coming!

Sunday, September 25, 2011
Pumpkin flower
Pumpkin Flower
Another Sabbat past and we are closer to the end of the year, celebrated at Samhain. In my family this Sabbat marks the end of one year and the beginning of the between time, before the new year starts with the rebirth of the Sun at Yule.

In older times this was the time of the third harvest, this one of the meat. Here our ancestors culled the herd and began the process of storing it to last the long Winter ahead. In Celtic lands the surviving herds were driven between two fires for blessing, in hopes that they would survive that same Winter.

So what does this mean for us, here in oAnother Sabbat past and we are closer to the end of the year, celebrated at Samhain. In my family this Sabbat marks the end of one year and the beginning of the between time, before the new year starts with the rebirth of the Sun at Yule.<br />
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In older times this was the time of the third harvest, this one of the mur world of modern comforts? In a world where food is hardly scarce, except for our ability to pay for it. Well it is a time to get to the 'meat' of the issue (yes, pun intended) and resolve things for the end of the year. Allowing us time to reflect before the start of the new year and to plan for things to fill the void left by the things that we have either cut free or brought to resolution.

So with this in mind I hope that you continue with me for the rest of this month as I talk about how to celebrate Samhain with your family and maybe explore some other things that are on my mind of late.

And oh yeah, we are slowly creeping towards the goal of 500 people on My Facebook Page. So I hope that you head over and click like and be sure to refer your friends. I really want to giveaway this book to someone and the posters to two other lucky readers, as well.

Blessed Be!

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