This time of year – even the happiest and joyful of personalities can feel the weight of the world on their shoulders. The holiday season creates much chaos and depression.
Depression Relief Spell
White candle – taper or votive (not glass encased)
Blue Agate stone
Black Marker – wide tip
Lemon Balm – loose herb
Cut & Clear Oil
Small cloth pouch
Begin by completely coloring the white candle black with your marker. This symbolizes the depression that is presently encasing you.
Light the candle and say the following:
‘Flame cut through depression deep,
Melt it down and make it weep.
Grant me power to re-emerge,
From it’s grip, I leap and surge!’
Watch the candle burn until the white wax appears at the flame. Extinguish the candle if you need, or if you are able, add a drop of Cut and Clear oil near the flame. (Relight the candle if you extinguished it) Hold the Blue Agate stone in your hands and say:
‘Agate, stone of mellow hue, Dissolve this depression, I beg of you. Take its power and transform it’s strength, Into positive energy I can use at length.’
Lightly rub the stone against your temples, your third eye and then your heart. Place it in front of the candle and sprinkle lemon balm around it.
Let the candle burn completely.
When the candle is spent, place the stone, herbs and a piece of wax in a cloth pouch and carry it with you.
When your spirits need a lift, re-anoint the stone with Cut and Clear Oil and repeat it’s empowerment chant.
Side note: Agate, especially blue, helps one reach high spiritual places through peace, as well as patience and understanding. It’s associated with hope, cleansing, harmony, protection, positive thinking, joy, truth and promptness.
Simplistically easy…and yet quite effective!
- Black Ribbon or Cord
- Object to represent the target
- Doll, photo, candle, etc
Begin slowly wrapping the object with the cord while saying:
“By Air and Earth –
By Water and Fire –
So you’ll be bound,
As I desire.
By the power of mind,
Your influence I bind.
By Moon and Sun
This working is done
By Sky and Sea
Keep all harm from me.
As cord goes round,
All your power is bound.
Now be sealed.”
Bury in the ground, face down.
Spells to make a lover return….
this should always be accompanied with the ‘You sure you REALLY want this lover back’ spells… LOL
Lover return work is messy… at best.
It is important to remember that once a relationship is over – it can never be again. That’s not to say that you can’t have another, different, relationship with the same person…but what you had…is gone.
I hear it all the time – ‘I just want her back. Like the way it was. The good times.’
I’m sorry honey… but it’s impossible – on a metaphysical plane, in reality. It simply cannot be. And once returned – the person is never the same. They are often very different – and sadly…
I have performed countless Lover Return and Lover Reconciliation spells for clients, over the years. Most… are indeed successful…. at some point. But I have also lost count of the number of times a client has contacted me asking if I can reverse the Return Lover spells –
Have you not seen movies like Pumpkin Head and Pet Semetery?
Be careful (and mindful) of what you wish for!
But, with all that being said, here is a little spell you can try on your own.
Voodoo Spell To Bring Back An Ex
• Pink candle
• Lover Return / Reconciliation Oil
• Pink or Red Construction paper/cardboard
• A Plate
• 2 Cups sugar (I prefer brown sugar when working conjure)
• 3 Dried Rose Buds
• A Tablespoon or so of cinnamon / cinnamon sticks
Anoint your candle –
Mix the Sugar with the Rose Buds and cinnamon.
Cut a paper voodoo doll out of the pink or red paper.
As you light the candle, be aware that fire has an affinity to the spiritual realm. Be conscious.
Write your petition (be specific – wishes, desires and goals) on the back of the doll.
Write your lovers name on the front of your voodoo doll 13 times.
Cross over each name with your own.
Place the Voodoo doll on the plate and cover it with the sugar and herbs.
Place the candle in the center of the sugar/herb mix. Say your wishes aloud, with as much energy as you can.
Allow the candle to burn for 13 minutes a day, for 13 days.
After the 13th day burning, place the doll in a safe place and keep it until the wishes and desires have begun to manifest themselves.
When all is complete – return the doll to spirits – by burning or burying it.
Just remember… Miss Sha’ warned ya, chere!
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So you want a simple way to boost the oomph of your spells.
You can ask 10 different folks this same question and walk away with 10 different answers. There are many ways to boost the effectiveness of spells and conjure work – but, when the Swamp Witch wants to get down to business, she turns to her Conjure Oils (also known as Condition Oils).
These oils are wonderful little powerhouse concoctions of herbally-infused oils, in a base carrier. They can contain whole, cut or powdered herbs, minerals, essential oils and curios. And they basically bring together the properties and elements of the herbs and ingredients into one concentrated potion, in order to add amplification and empowerment to nearly any object or working.
The time required to correctly create these oils is a labor of love.
Now Cher, lemme tell you – not all Conjure Oils are created equal. And you need to be choosey when it comes to picking the right oils for you. Many workers purchase their oils from merchants, who manufacture them in great numbers; however, for the most potent and powerful, and to be certain of the validity of herbs used, it is recommended to purchase from an actual Rootworker that has reputation and skill, or make your own, of course. In today’s world of adding colorants and synthetic fragrance, it’s hard to distinguish where the synthetic ends and the organic begins. Now, if you choose to make your own, be sure to do the research and put in the time so you know exactly what you are putting into your formulas. Sometimes, a misstep in any direction can render the entire batch useless.
The fact of the matter is that condition oils have been used for centuries, and they have a long and very magickal history – dating back to even before good ol’ Moses. Throughout this time, they have been used by most spiritual denominations at one time or another – including Christianity.
But, let’s face it, it’s Hoodoo that has put Conjure Oils on the map!
So, you have your oil. Now what?
These Conjure Oils can be used in so many different ways. Some of the most common are:
For dressing or anointing candles: dab a bit of oil on your fingers and rub it into the candle. If you are bringing something into your life, you would stroke the oil toward you on the candle. If you are sending something away, stroke the oil away from you on the candle. Burn as normal. For glass encased candles, just place a drop or two of the oil in the top of the candle.
You can also dress letters, petitions or name papers with these oils. Dressing a letter or petition/name paper is easy. Just dab the oil in the four corners of the paper, and in the center, to create a 5-spot pattern, then fold the paper as normal.
You can feed a Gris Gris or mojo bag, as well as doll babies by putting a few drops of oil in your hands, rubbing them together and then working with the Gris Gris or doll.
And finally, you can add these oils to floor washes, bath salts, shampoos and conditioners, or even perfumes. You can dab a bit in a window sill or in a doorway. You can rub some on your hands and touch a person you wish to influence. You can anoint cash or checks, the keys on a cash register, or even the very soles of your shoes.
I, personally, use them in many of the above applications, but also in conjure jars and vessel magick. I will mix them with powders of the same condition, or a complimentary one, to make the work more even more powerful.
So, Bebe, you can see how these little herbal tools are a wonderful weapon in your magickal arsenal.
But, again, be choosy. Due to the increasing number of manufacturers that opt to use synthetic colors and fragrance, in order to boost the sales of their product, we decided to dig out our old family magickal recipe book and began working with a few herbs and various oils. Over time, and through trial and error, we have created a nice little selection that we are finally quite pleased with. Now, while the oils are new, the recipes themselves are not – and we have seen amazing results. We now feel comfortable and confident enough to offer these Conjure oils to our clients, as well as anyone wishing to give them a looksee.
So without further ado, Inexplicable Things is proud to offer a variety of southern Swamp Conjure Oils. We only use the finest organic ingredients – be they herbal, floral, mineral or curio. We grow or wild harvest what we can, right here in the Louisiana bayou, but when we must buy, we purchase only from highly reputable botanical suppliers that we have experience with. We take great care in the milling and refinement of all components, regardless of the final product.
Our process is simple – we hand grind, sift and mill the botanical components, then introduce them to the carefully chosen carrier oil. The oils we use are all exceptionally skin safe – even for the most sensitive of skin types. * However, they are not meant to be hypoallergenic. Certain oils do contain botanicals that can irritate sensitive skin, such as cinnamon, red chilies, etc. We do highly recommend that you do a skin test if you are prone to sensitive skin. Aside from this, they are safe and will not stain.
The oils then hit the Cajun spa! The get a long, slow, warm bath. We simmer all of our oils for no less than 12 hours. This not only guarantees that we keep a close, loving eye on each bottle of oil that we produce, but it also guarantees that the herbs are completely infused in each oil.
Once they are ready to be taken out of their warm bathwater, they are allowed to cool to room temperature. Then, we strain off the botanicals and add fresh cut herbs before they are bottled by hand. They are then sealed with a tamper resistant cap and seal, and are placed in a dark, quiet spot where they can sit undisturbed for a few weeks to achieve maximum potency.
Absolutely NO fillers, NO additives, NO preservatives. Mais, I tell you – I can guarantee that your oil won’t have a single drop of any added synthetic fragrance, perfume or color additive. They are all natural, and you can tell difference when you smell them. They are herbal, no question – not synthetic, and not over-fragranced. Our oils are also quite thick. The long simmer makes them even more so – expect some serious settling on the bottom of the bottle. Now, keep in mind – just because the botanicals have settled to the bottom of the bottle, the oil is just as potent without being shaken; however, if you want to stir up those herbs, you gonna have to shake, Cher!
Shake, Shake, Shake baby! This shows ya just how serious our oils are!
So, there ya have it! The Swamp Witch’s secret weapon for getting’ the jump on her target: southern-style Conjure Oils. And just like our Conjure Powders, the possibilities are endless!
Use your imagination… go wild and get oiled, baby!
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Let’s face it – most of us have been hurt in some form or fashion by someone we really cared about.
That’s life – it happens to the best of us. But occasionally, we are unfortunate enough to care about a drama queen (or king). I’m not talking typical drama either – I mean the kind that will rip your heart out because you wound up caring for them and they finally tired of playing with you and tossed you aside like a worn out teddy bear. The kind of person that dawns a perfect window dressing to hide the counterfeit that they really are.
Oh, these pretentious, two-faced bastards will act soft and innocent around you – but get them in a crowd where they are the center of attention – and honey, you would swear they could win an Oscar for their performance.
Yeah you right, Chere – you got somebody in mind, don’t ya?
So what do you do when they really need a taste of their own medicine? When you want, no need, to show their little horde of unsuspecting minions who they really are?
I can tell you what a Swamp Witch does – she turns ’em into Roadkill!
Yes, darlin’ – Roadkill! That stinking, rotting mess that we see on the side of the road!
This Swamp Witch don’t mess around! I will use what the swamp and the bayou provide to get the job done! Any roadkill will do. It’s nasty work – but the benefits you reap afterward are more than worth it!
I will baptize the roadkill as your specified target – and then wrap it in brightly colored yarns and ribbons and pretty things! You know… to make the target feel like we are buying into their sham.
Some energy work, a little altar and candle magick are done, as well as a few other things to complete the process.
Petitions are written to the spirits, offerings are made.
The bright colored bundle is placed on a silver platter and paraded around – treated like the royalty they THINK they are.
It’s a party, boys and girls!
But guess what?
That beautiful bright colored bundle of stink is about to get what it has coming to them –
I set that baby on fire! Oh yeah – we talkin’ bonfire!
As it is consumed by flames – all those brightly colored fragile ribbons and yarns begin to melt away – the pseudo identity falling to the wayside leaving behind their true ‘colors’.
Just wait… the best is yet to come.
If you are patient, and observant, you will get to see their entourage of minions leave them… very reminiscent of rats abandoning a sinking ship!
Why would they want to hang around a big piece of rotting, festering chaos? They usually don’t want to have much to do with the target after something like this. It creates havoc and chaos in the target’s life. Everything they touch stinks to high heaven! By the time the conjure wears off – they are usually left all alone. With little to no successes, no friends, a shell of their former know-it-all Queen (or King) Bee selves.
This is actually a very effective, and generally pretty long-lasting bayou conjure that I am becoming known for! So, reach out to me if you are still thinking of that person you were earlier. Yeah, Chere, I could see those wheels a-turnin’!
As I’ve said before – I don’t mess around!
I don’t do nice! And I don’t do passive aggressive!
You come to me with your problem and I’ll fix you right up.
At the very least – I will make you feel better and put a satisfied smile on your face!
I have a lot of experience working swamp conjures. I have seen the results with my own eyes. I use a great deal of energy for my workings and tricks – but I always give proper abundance of thanks to the Bayou and the spirits!
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Lately, I have been asked about suggested reading material. I know that many others, from time to time, will offer up a list of “good reads”. Over the years, I have written down the titles of books that I either read from cover to cover and couldn’t put down, or, titles of books that I use as reference… ALOT!
Many of these books are also found on the suggested reading lists of other practitioners – such as Moma Sarah (Conjured Cardea), Matthew Venus, even Starr Casas herself, has recommended many of these. This is NOT all inclusive, but will give a very well-rounded picture! Enjoy!
Inexplicable Things’ Suggested Reading List –
(These are my personal favorites & those that I have found beneficial throughout my life)
* Sticks, Stones, Roots and Bones – Stephanie Rose Bird (I love anything this lady writes!)
* Black & White Magic (attributed to Marie Laveau) – by Bivins, N.D.P
* The Key of Solomon the King: Clavicula Salomonis (translated by S.L. MacGregor Mathers)
* Backwood Shamanism – Ray Hess
* Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells – Judika Illes (I love all of her stuff!)
* Candle and the Crossroads – Orion Foxwood
* Jambalaya – Luisah Teish
* Hoodoo, Herb, and Root Magic – Catherine Yronwode
* Healing with Herbs and Rituals – Eliseo Torres
* Of Mules and Men – Zora Hurston
* Santeria Formulary & Spellbook – Carlos Montenegro (Love Carlos’s work, as well!)
* The Conjure Workbook – Volume One – Starr Casas
* The Master Book of Candle Burning – Henry Gamache
* Voodoo & Hoodoo – Jim Haskins
* The Magical Power of the Saints – Ray Malbrough
* Papa Jim’s Herbal Magick Workbook
* Spiritual Cleansing – Draja Mickaharic
* Mayombero: Black Magic Rituals – Carlos Montenegro
Now get out there and read, read, READ!
So, tell me this… what does a Swamp Witch do when she needs to make someone shut the hell up?
Why, Mud Mouth, of course!
My brand of Mud Mouth conjure is solely my own – a little different than most Tapa Boca workings –
Got someone running their mouth and not minding their own lane?
Someone spreading rumors or lies – that is harming you or someone you love?
Let me tell ya, Chere, how this Swamp Witch would handle that. First – you need to get a tongue.
Yes, a REAL tongue.
No matter the critter, no matter how you get it, just get it. Choose your time (you’ll know when the time is right) and you use the spirits as your guide. When you take to doing serious conjure – they know you ain’t playin’.
Your desired outcome is what is important here.
Now, everyone does things a little differently.
A Swamp Witch bases her magick and conjure on what is available and what is relevant. A person running their mouth – well, I want to sour their words. Every time they speak about me or my client, I want them to taste a nasty, foul taste – like rotten onions, rancid vinegar, lemons. But, I also want them to hurt themselves when they speak against me. So something sharp like glass shards or rusty nails is appropriate. After I include all the business I need to, I sew that bad boy back up. Sealing that nastiness inside their tongue – along with my petition to the Lwas – and mark it.
A Swamp Witch then uses what she knows… bayou magick.
Ohhhh, Louisiana, land that I love. The things you give me and the things you let me give to you in return.
Louisiana, as is much of the South, is known for its murky backwaters – those slow moving, sometimes dank and mysterious, waterways that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. You wouldn’t dare put your bare feet in them…right?
Well, those of us that call these places home learn to love them. The bayous and swamps are full of life – teeming with creatures, plants and sounds.
The bayou will give life – but she will just as quickly take it away, you can bet your ass on that.
The swamps are known for many things – one of them being mud. Sure, mud is everywhere – but the swamp mud… now that’s a mess. The mud here… it’s different. This mud is strong – resilient – and has a mind of its own. This mud, if left to dry in the sun, bakes into concrete. Absolutely perfect for shutting someone the hell up! I use it anytime I want to fill a targets mouth with dirty mud – every time they speak against me. Pack it full – don’t be shy!
Once I do this – it’s time to give it to the Bayou – she will take it from there. The alligators will eat that crap! They will come along and make a meal out of that tongue! If not the ‘gators, the turtles, the crabs, the crawfish, the snakes, the gar… maybe the Rougarou… but something will have a time with that tongue!
Once back home – no good Cajun would end the evening without a little drink and a little music – in honor of the Lwas, the Spirits, and the Bayou.
This Swamp Witch doesn’t play nice.
I don’t do nice.
And I damn sure don’t do passive aggressive.
I shoot for the throat, the first chance I get.
I have a lot of experience working this conjure – it only gets more powerful each time I work it. I have seen the results with my own eyes – my clients that choose this working are now believers. I expend a great deal of energy doing this… but I always give proper abundance of thanks to the Bayou and the spirits.
I offer this service on my website, www.inexplicablethings.com.
Please keep in mind – this is not the typical Tapa Boca, or STFU. It’s much more powerful than a Stop Gossip or Hush Yer Mouth. This is when you REALLY… REALLY need to shut someone up!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments.
My front stoop is always open, and the sweet tea never runs out. Ca c’est bon!
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Karmically-speaking, I expect most of you will believe I shall be struck down by lightning before I finish this post. I don’t “do” karma… I’m a realist.
Karma – noun – is defined by the folks at Merriam-Webster as,
‘: the force created by a person’s actions that is believed in Hinduism and Buddhism to determine what the person’s next life will be like
: the force created by a person’s actions that some people believe causes good or bad things to happen to that person.’ (www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/karma, 2015)
So, basically, this means that every time something negative happens in my life, it is a direct response to something that I have done – of comparable negativity, at the very least.
Well, if this is the case, then I could spend the rest of my days worrying about all that I have done that may be considered negative to, well, anyone. Oh my! I think I foresee an ulcer somewhere in my future.
Now, let’s throw in the belief of the Three-Fold Law, which is basic to any Wiccan belief system. This “law” – often called The Rule of Three, essentially states that what you put out into the world is returned to you, magnified by three. It’s karma…for pagans, period. This goes hand in hand with the Wiccan Rede. The Rede is stated in a variety of forms, but the gist is ‘an it harm none, do what ye will.’ So, in non-pagan, muggles, what-have-you’s terms – if it won’t in any way, shape, or form harm anyone or anything else, then by all means, put it out there.
But see, therein lies the rub – for me, anyway.
I am what you would call pagan – I follow a polytheistic belief, based on ancient matriarchal and Earth based views, and I have been spiritually “religious” all of my life – which is over 4 decades at the time of this writing. And throughout this life, I have tried to be “good” – at least in my eyes.
Now, this is where my confusion comes in. If, as Pagans, (and yes, many have told me they don’t like organized religion) we don’t “do” organized religion and we don’t like being told what to think and who to follow and where to worship – then why must someone else deem what is “good”… or what is bad. Or maybe it should be stated, positive and negative. Until someone has walked a mile, in my shoes, they better not be trying to tell me that what I do is good or bad…or anything, for that matter.
Now, before jumping all over me – I do understand about the notion of changing free will. I have been told that true Witch’s will not put anything out there that changes someone’s free will. Now wait a minute . . . isn’t casting a spell to bring you true love – isn’t that changing someone’s free will, somewhere? Isn’t wishing and hoping for a change in someone’s nature, or an outcome – isn’t that a change – brought about by other than the normal flow? In essence, yes. We could argue back and forth about it all day – but the truth of the matter is … both sides would be correct. At the end of the day – it’s about what YOU… yourself… and no one else, believes. Am I right?
Well, if that’s the case – then what I see as good and positive, someone else in the world could easily view as negative. And vice versa. What is dark to some, is simply the way it is to others. Who are we to judge the thoughts, intentions, or actions of others? Shouldn’t we govern ourselves, first and foremost? People in glass houses…
It’s the same thing as trying to justify why you did something that others question. It’s your personal opinion on the matter. To some ancient, or otherwise, cultures – harming others is way of life. Sacrifice, destruction, degradation, plunder and pillage … its Mother Nature at her finest!
She creates, she condemns, and she destroys – is she wrong?
Okay, so you follow an Earth-based religion. Our glorious animal kingdom is about as Earth-based as it gets. They create, they judge, they condemn and they destroy. This is all instinctual, it’s their nature.
Are they wrong? Certainly not!
So, with all that being said. Who the hell are we to decide what is right and what is wrong?
I suppose one could split hairs and say well, it’s only really wrong if you are harming another, intentionally. Again, following the Rule and the Rede – whether it be intentional or unintentional – this is a no-no.
What about if someone harms someone you love and cherish – do you draw a line there?
Say, if your 14 year old daughter is raped and the perpetrator was never caught, or was caught, but then released due to lack of evidence. What do you do then?
You can’t honestly tell me – with a clean conscience anyway – that not a single ill thought would run through your mind.
Okay, let’s lie to ourselves some more. We, as humans, even in the reflection of the divine, are simply not built that way. We are vengeful – we are angry – we do feel emotions, to extremes sometimes… just like those we emulate. Gods and Goddesses, in every pantheon, are often swift with justice. And remember folks, there are ALWAYS two sides to EVERY story!
Ancient sacrifices were made in honor of them, in the hopes to bring prosperity, bountiful harvests, blessings and immeasurable other ways.
In my first, ever, blog – entitled ‘A Witch’s Voice’, I wrote about following my own personal path. I refer to myself as eclectic – but many philosophies use the word eclectic to describe views or heritage. I use the term eclectic to describe ME. My philosophies are not the only thing that are pulled from different sources and elements – but my entire makeup is of such. I am from a long line of cattle ranchers and rodeo cowboys, and yet while I love this lifestyle and my upbringing, I ride an iron horse. I was raised on country music and deep moral values, and yet I am covered with tattoos and love the darker things in life. I am an anomaly – in many, many ways – but in the words of Popeye the Sailor – “I yam what I yam and that’s all what I yam.”
What I do is often viewed as “dark” – simply because it’s not the right-handed path that many follow. I prefer the darkness – so, sure, I will identify as “dark” –
Does that make it wrong? No.
My ancestors and Deities were there long before I came along – and the darker things in life must be dealt with. They cannot be swept under the proverbial rug and forgotten about until a later date. Some of the darker natures deal with things like rage, jealousy, curses, even death. These are natural reactions – instinctual, if you will – and so, they are very valid. We cannot simply pretend that they do not exist.
Please understand, I am not poking fun at those that follow such Rules, Redes, and Laws – I am simply stating that there are other ways of thinking and living. That this is not the ONLY way and therefore, those of us that do not follow such, should not be judged by those that do. And, I have known many a Witch and Pagan that adamantly follow such rules and laws, but cannot explain to me why or show any proof of it actually happening.
So, I want those of you that wish to invalidate my claim to contact me.
Either post a response here.
Email me at inexplicablethings@yahoo.
Convo me on my website www.inexplicablethings.com
Hell, send me a smoke signal or carrier pigeon if you need to – but tell me your direct experience that will invalidate my way of thinking.
Seriously – this is somewhat of a research project for me – I have yet to actually meet a single individual that can directly correlate a cause and effect based upon the Karmic Law – or the Wiccan Rede, for that matter. If this is you – please, please, tell me your experience. I will include any portion of said experience in a future posting, with your approval, of course, and it will make for future discussions.
Please – prove me wrong! Tell your friends! Tell your coven mates – give me your experiences!
I look forward to the feedback!
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Happy October Minions!!
What is there not to love about this most awesome of months.
Not only is it my wedding anniversary, but with the month of October comes cooler weather – usually just about right for hoodies, thin sweaters, some cool neck scarves, warm booties, leggings ….
As the seasons change – so do the colors of foliage around the country which paint amazingly brilliant landscape creations.
Some critters begin a journey to warmer climates – but we know they will be back. Others begin to emerge a bit more often in search of winter groceries for their pantries.
Colors of birds seem more vibrant against the background of darkening browns and pale greens. And they are starting to fluff up for the impending winter – so they seem a bit fatter!
It’s a nice time for cozy fires to help take off the chill – as well as curl up with fuzzy fleece blankets and cups of apple cider or hot chocolate.
It rings in the thinning of the veil between our world and the realm of those passed. We are more able to communicate with spirits of ancestors and things of a darker nature. The Celts, as well as many Native American and South American cultures use this time for divination, fortune telling, and overall enhanced communication with the spirit world. Did you know that many Halloween origins actually began with the Celts? The Druids celebrated this time of year over 2,000 years ago. It was often a time to celebrate and feast – the wheel of the year was turning, harvests were concluding, celebrations to remember the Dead. In fact, the Druids were said to have constructed enormous bonfires in order to offer sacrifices to the numerous (well over 500) Celtic deities.
The month builds to a crescendo that culminates on the last eve of the month – Samhain, Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, Allhallowe’en, All Saint’s Eve – just to name a few. It’s observed by Western Christians, and most non-Christians, around the world! It’s the first day of Allhallowtide which is a three day celebration which includes All Hallow’s Eve, All Saint’s Day on November 1 and All Soul’s Day on November 2.
Well, whatever your beliefs, your culture, your preferences…. All should enjoy this time of year! Be thankful of the blessings that were bestowed up you and yours during the previous months – and don’t forget to honor your ancestors.
Enjoy, my lovelies – the best time of year is upon us!