Samhain Feast & Ceremony (a witches + warlock circle)
All Souls Night, Feast of the Dead OCTOBER 27th 6pm
Samhain is one of the major festivals of the Wheel of the Year, for many Pagans the most important festival of all. It is the third and final harvest festival of nuts and berries and a fire festival. All the harvest is in, all is complete, it is the end of the cycle of birth and growth, it is the point of death. The seeds of the harvest have fallen deep into the dark earth, they are unseen, dormant, and thus apparently lifeless.
This is the time of the descent into darkness, of pre-conception, out of which new life, new ideas, will eventually emerge.
Traditionally the veils between the worlds are at their thinnest now. Boundaries dissolve and all is laid bare. It is time to honour and offer hospitality to, our ancestors.
At Samhain the dark half of the year commences. It is a truly magical time. Death is always followed by rebirth and while this is the end of the old year, it is the beginning of the new year. For the Celts the day did not begin at dawn, it began at sunset, it began with darkness. Light is always born out of darkness, they are inseparable, interdependent, and necessary. Darkness is fertile with 'all potential'. With the beginning of this dark phase comes the opportunity to rest and reflect on the past and to dream of new beginnings. The seed now hidden in the earth will germinate in its season. We honor this evening with feast, ceremony and ritual as we look for the seeds in ourselves!
Co hosted with the lovely vibe goddess Lux O Matic!
For this evening we present you with a chance to honor and connect with your ancestors through ceremony, ritual and shamanic journey. Please bring an alter item symbolizing your ancestors and bring a photograph of a deceased family member you’d like to honor.
We will celebrate after the ceremony with a vegan feast and libations! And even some Edgar Allan Poe poetry reading. Please dress in all black or in a witchy (or warlock) Halloween theme and bring a faux fur or coat as the dinner will be held outdoors. Fire ritual and sound bath to end the eve.
MEN ARE WELCOME! THIS IS AN ALL INCLUSIVE EVENT
Order of the Eve:
6 pm arrival - mingle with mocktails & tea (we would like you sober for the ceremony and meditation ;))
6:45 pm Ceremony ritual and Shamanic meditation journey begins
7:45 pm Cocktail hour
8:30 Feast is served! 4 courses of decadence along with an Edgar Allan Poe poetry reading
9:30 Sound bath (as a second dessert)
10 pm Fire ritual (for those who would like to stay later)
Yoga mat and 2 Blankets (for shamanic journey and sound bath)
Alter items (ancestor photo or symbolic item)