Samhain: a Lineage of Spirit

All Hallows Eve, Samhain, All Saints Day, Day of the Dead, Halloween. Today has many different names in many different traditions, but they all have something essential in common. Today, we honor the cycle. Today, we embrace the dark. Today, we celebrate the dead. I revere today as Samhain (pronounced sow-in), the ancient Celtic festival … Continue reading Samhain: a Lineage of Spirit

Autumn Equinox (Mabon): seeds of the harvest

Happy equinox, friends! Today, the hours of day and night are balanced. The northern and southern hemispheres receive equal sunlight as the Sun traces directly over the equator, perpendicular to the Earth. This is a time of balance, of the harmony of light and dark, Sun and Moon, outer and inner. (There's a reason that … Continue reading Autumn Equinox (Mabon): seeds of the harvest