The Spiral Dance Weekly: Celebrating Samhain
This week we celebrate the sabbat of Samhain, when the veil between this world and the afterlife is at its thinnest point of the whole year.
Samhain is the end of the harvest season and the new solar year.
A festival of darkness and we live softly by candle light. We light special bonfires that have protective and cleansing powers.
We celebrate the lives of our Beloved Dead.
“Now is the Night of November Eve, as the Samhain rites begin.
Spirits step from world B the eyond, this night when the Veil is thin.
Coming through the Land of Shadows, awakening from the World of Dreams,
joining hands with the Children of Midnight as the Moonlight Lantern gleams.
Drifting in the Wind of Evening, Chanting words in an ancient tongue,
dancing light to the music of Fearies, as the Sacred Prayer is sung.
We honor this In-Between time, this space between Darkness and Light,
While greeting the Reign of the Winter King,
On this Windy Autumn Night.”
Be good. Do well. Enjoy the show!
Some of the music you’ll hear on this weeks show include Loreena McKennitt: “All Souls Night”; Jenna Greene:”Samhain Night”; Laura Powers: “Samhain Madrigal”; Fairport Convention: “Tam Lin”; Bert Janche: “Twa Corbies” and more.
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