Sunday, October 27: The Veil Between the Worlds: A Wiccan Samhain Ceremony
Samhain (pronounced “sow-in”) is Gaelic for “summer’s end.” It begins at sundown on October 31 st . In the Wiccan tradition, it is the beginning of the new year. As plants die, nights grow longer, and seeds settle in to await their time of birth, there is a window between the old and the new. It is said that at this time, the veil
between the worlds is thin. Now we can more easily connect with the unseen – our ancestors, loved ones who have crossed over, and the hidden and impermanent parts of ourselves. And we can rejoice, giving thanks for the harvest, and for the fire that will light our way and keep us warm through the winter. While the serious side of
this Sabbat, which lies halfway between Fall Equinox and Winter Solstice, has largely been forgotten, many of the old traditions have been carried over into the fun and spooky holiday of Halloween. Led by Layla Ananda, we will combine the old with the new to experience a sacred and joyous celebration of the season.