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Guided Meditation for Samhain - Sacrifice
Guided meditations permit a fantasy state in which visions are possible. This guided meditation puts you in the viewpoint of the Lord at Samhain, which is the third and final harvest of the year in which he gives his own life in sacrifice to ensure the abundance of next yearís crops.
Solitary Samhain Activities
If you celebrate Samhain alone, the occasion will be more contemplative than at a party. But nothing can engage your belief in the magic of the season as strongly as your own solitary celebration with no distractions as you experience a sabbat that you have tailored exactly to your own tastes.
Samhain Supper Recipes
Samhain is the doorway into winter when we pagans and Wiccans gather to remember our ancestors, to take stock of the old year, and to welcome the new year. On Samhain night, you want to serve a hearty, warm meal with a light and spicy dessert to follow.
How to Decorate A Samhain Altar
Whether you have one Samhain altar or several, the ways to decorate it are numerous. Your altar can be large or small. As you look ahead to the approach of Samhain, you might want to create an altar in advance based on the following lists of suggestions.
How to Plan Your Samhain Party
Though Samhain is a deeply spiritual and contemplative time for Wiccans, it also marks the new year and is a great time for a party. Here is a sample plan for a house party that you can adapt to your own circumstances to make your Samhain gathering a night to remember.
Full Blood Moon of October
The October full moon is the Blood Moon or Hunterís Moon. This month the harvesting turns to hunting to lay away enough food for winter. We celebrate the bond between humans and animals. Work magic for the well-being of pets and livestock. Identify what animal energies you need in your life.
Guided Meditation for Mabon
This guided meditation puts you together with the God at Mabon, which is the second harvest of the year. Here, the Lord wears the persona of the Steward of the Earth. He shows you how to give of your own abundance to increase it tenfold.
How To Decorate A Mabon Altar
The Mabon altar celebrates the bounty of the second harvest, which is root crops and also grapes. Bring out your tiny pumpkins and decorative gourds and let your creativity run wild.
Three Harvest Kings
The three kings of the harvest are different aspects of the God that we see during the sabbats of Lammas, Mabon, and Samhain. Just as the essence of the Goddess is to bring forth life from her womb and rule over springtime, it is the nature of the God to offer himself in the autumn as the Harvest.
Full Harvest Moon of September
The September full moon is the Harvest Moon. This is also the month of the second harvest (root crops) and Mabon sabbat / autumn equinox. This is an extremely busy month for spellwork.
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