The Sabbats: Samhain

Samhain is celebrated on October 31st. Other names for this sabbat include Halloween, Shadowfest, Martinmas and Old Hallowmas. Samhain is the Celtic name for this sabbat. This is the night where the division that separates the physical world from the spiritual world is at its thinnest. Loved ones who have passed on, ancestors and spirits in general are easiest to contact on this night. Divination is at its very best on this day and scrying into fire or glass is a good way of contacting the the other side. Spirits will help you in divination. It is an Irish-Wiccan custom to place black candles in the windows for protection against evil spirits and to leave plates of food out for the spirits who will come and visit you on this night. The Crone is called upon during this night and the dying God is mourned. We reaffirm our beliefs in the oneness of all spirits and in the knowledge that our own physical deaths are not the final chapter.

The Sabbats in order: Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas, Mabon.

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