also goes by the name Halloween by the Christian community. This is our time of endings
beginnings, so many Pagans celebrate the New Year at Samhain.
This is a quieter time, a time when
the veil between the physical and spiritual world is at its thinnest and spirits may pass
between more readily. At Mabon, the God Lugh died in order for us to live through His
abundance. During the intervening time, He has gathered the spirits of those that have
died over the year and waits for the night so that they may pass through the gate to the
This is the time to revere our
ancestors and to say farewell to those that have passed this last year. The abundance of
the fields now gives way to the power and strength of the Horned God of the Hunt.
This begins a time of darkness, when
the land begins its slumber and from now until Yule, the days grow shorter and darker.
Winter storms begin to sweep, down from the north. The time when the earth rests is begun
We celebrate the year passed and the
year to come. We light bonfires and perform rituals to honor those that have gone before.
A sacrifice of bread and wine is offered to the Gods as thanks for Their guidance
throughout the passed year and in advance for the year to come.
Pumpkin, Apple, Nuts, Thistle,
Chrysanthemum, Broom, Oak leaves, Sage
Apple, Nutmeg, Sage, Mint
Jack-o-Lantern, Photos of deceased
loved ones, Apples, Fall leaves, Autumn flowers, Squashes.
Apples, Nuts, Cider, Mulled wine,
Pumpkin dishes, Cranberry
muffins, Herbal tea.