2-4 pm EST
Welcome to an evening of expression and embodiment honoring the stories, mystica, and turning of time on the Wheel of the Year.
Samhain 2020 Sound Ceremony Altar by Tanya Clark
Samhain ~ Summers End
Mysticum ~ Sacred Mysteries/Rites
We gather once again for another seasonal turn on this spinning blue planet we call home. The solar gates connect us to the air of mystery woven in the cycles of our seasonal dance, the wax and wane, the inhale and exhale.
A photograph of a painted Wheel of the Year from the Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle. Painted by Cornish artist Vivienne Shanley, on wooden disc made by Mark Highland.
It’s the most wonderful time of year, in my humble opinion. We’re in the medicine of the growing nights. This time carries us toward the ancient whispers which can only be heard within the velvet cloak of winter’s darkness, silence, and stillness.
Here lives the wisdom of honesty, vulnerability, and the fierce care of the darker goddesses. We’re often taught to fear everything that’s not love and light, pristine and proper.
Anger, shame, grief, sensuality, sex, death, truth, is shunned to the dark corners of society. When in truth, this is where all life and healing begins, in the dark.
This is their time, the mystica of the dark goddesses such as, the Crone, Cerridwen, Morgana, Kali Ma, Ereshkigal, Sekhmet, Hecate, and Lilith, just to name a few. They can help us embrace and love what society, and we, often deemed unworthy. To remember we are already whole.
This final harvest, Samhain, is rooted in the wisdom of the Celtic ancestors of Ireland, United Kingdom, and Northern France. You may know it as, Halloween or All Hallows Eve. The traditional celebrations run into November 1, All Souls Day, Day of the Dead, All Saints Day.
A potent time when the veils between the worlds are the thinnest. A time to light a candle and set a space at our tables to honor, connect, and heal with our ancestors and loved ones on the other side.
This cross quarter fire celebration honors the end of harvest and beginning of winter. Calling us to connect deeper to the dark and to slow down. These concepts may seem foreign in our modernized world, but creating space to tap into the ancient ways in our flesh and bones, can be very nourishing.
Litha Candle Spell Altar by Tanya Clark
Last year, we worked with the element of fire/ candle magic at each turn of the wheel. This year, we work with the earth element by creating physical Spell Bottles and Witches’ Balls through this year.
We gather in our virtual cauldron called, Zoom, to celebrate the ending of one yearly cycle and beginning of another through;
Embodied Mythology of Samhain
Creating a Witches’ Ball ~ A Spell for Self-Love
At Samhain, we’ll create a beautiful heart shaped witches ball, a spell for self love. I created this spell as an honoring of the inspired wisdom and mythology of Venus, Mars, and the stardust in our bones.
Heart Witch Ball
Your visual representation of your devotion to self, love, and life will become an ornament to hang in your sacred space after our gathering, and on your Yule/Christmas tree every year. This care for yourself ripples into the web of life you weave and live in.
The prep for our gathering, spell incantation, the replay, altar/divinations, and spell working are yours for life. They live in a private space here on-site that you can access in your account anytime.
A physical package, including everything you need for your self love witches’ ball spell, will arrive in your mailbox. Due to shipping, it’s recommended to register as soon as possible.
All magical ingredients + shipping is included in the price of the gathering.
If you live abroad, the extra cost of shipping will be calculated based on where you live in the world and you’ll receive a paypal invoice for the shipping difference.
Here’s a little video of my creating the witch ball. We’ll be doing this in circle together.