Samhain & the Wild Hunt

We’ve arrived to the witchy time of year – a time of thin veils, of the Wild Hunt, Season of the Witch, and of the beginning of the darkening times here in the northern hemisphere. So in this episode of Belonging, I’m talking about Samhain and what this time of year meant for our ancestors.

I’m digging into what it means to embrace the dark side of the year, I’m sharing some folkloric origins of Jack-o’-lanterns, trick or treating, and ancestral offerings, Samhain as the new year in Gaelic traditions, and the preparation this time offers us for the winter ahead.

“This is the practice of belonging to all that is and all that was and all that is to come.”


What practices do you observe for this time of year?

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Credit for the phrase “be a good ancestor” goes to Arianna of Quw’utsun’ Made

Episode #41: The Season of Samhain and the Wild Hunt

Wisdom and rituals for slow & seasonal living

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