Samhain [Dedicant Path Requirement]

Samhain, also called ‘All Souls’ Night,’ is a holiday dedicated to honoring the dead – one of two holidays in the wheel of the ear when the veils of the worlds are thought to be naturally permeable and the spirits of our dead may return for a time to visit their loved ones. On Samhain, we remember our dead by telling stories, making offerings, and introducing new family members to those that have passed on. Some individuals have a tradition of ‘dumb suppers’ – setting extra places at the table for their beloved dead and eating in silence. Because of this thinning of the veils, Samhain traditions often involve divination, and it is because of disguises originally used to confuse wandering spirits that we have the tradition of trick-or-treating as we know it today.

 

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