Samhain ritual

In the Druid tradition, each of the great “rites of passage” is marked in the calendar by one of the fire-festivals: death, or Parting, is marked by Samhuinn, 31 October to 2 November, when the old Celtic year ends and there are three days of No-Time before the new year begins. Birth, and consequently Naming, is marked by Imbolc on 1/2 February—the time when the snowdrops appear and we can sense the first stirrings of spring. Mating, the Great Rite of making love, is marked by Bealteinne on 1 May, when the forces of spring are in full flood. Marriage, the formal recognition of having found a long term partner after the explorations of the spring time of one's life, is marked by Lughnasadh on 1 August. This forum is for discussing the ceremonies and customs associated with each festival and for all of the rites of passage in our lives.
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Samhain ritual

Postby faeryringsandforestfires » 23 Oct 2014, 15:54

Hi all,

So I've just started uni and have offered to lead a Samhain ritual for a small group of assorted Pagans on campus. I was wondering if anyone had any tips, both about what to include in the ritual itself (though I think I've pretty much got that covered), and with regards to actually leading one. I've led small rituals before with very close friends, but not with almost-strangers and I'm feeling a little anxious.

Autumn blessings,
Beth

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Re: Samhain ritual

Postby Whitemane » 23 Oct 2014, 19:58

Don't try to do it all by yourself, rope in a couple of others to help, especially anybody who volunteered you.

Try to keep it simple too.
May the long time sun shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you,
Guide your way on.


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