Sow-in, Sah-vin, or Sahm-hayn), known most popularly as Halloween, marks the end of the third and final harvest, is a day to commune with and remember the dead, and is a celebration of the eternal cycle of reincarnation. Samhain (once again Halloween) is the most coveted sabbat by the Wiccan (and many Pagan) religions.
In the European traditions,
Samhain is the night when the old God dies,
and the Crone Goddess mourns him deeply for the next six weeks. The
popular image of her as the old Halloween hag menacingly stirring her cauldron
comes from the Celtic belief that all dead
souls return to her cauldron of life, death,
and rebirth to await reincarnation.
the death of the God, the Wheel of the Year turns again,
bringing us to Yule and rebirth. In paganism, death has never
been seen as an end, but as a transition. We, like our God,
will be born anew as the Wheel of the Year turns on and on.
The mourning begins.... So be it!
Take CARE of your Trick or Treaters!
and have a safe and fun Halloween!
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