Wheel of the Year

Samhain

October 31st

Samhain,(SOW-in),Celtic for "End of Summer", is the celebration of the third and final Harvest. Celebrated on October 31st or November 1st, Samhain is also called the Witches' New Year. This was the time that livestock were slaughtered and preserved for the ensuing winter months. Any crops still in the field on Samhain were considered taboo, and left as offerings to insure healthy and plentiful livestock in the New Year.

According to Gaelic lore, the Tuatha de Danaan are on the move on this night, and it is customary to leave an offering of milk and barley on the doorstep for the faerie folk that they may refresh themselves on their journey and in so doing bless the home with good fortune for the coming year.

This is a magickal time when the Veil between the worlds is thinnest and communication between the mundane world and the afterlife is easiest. Because of this we decorate our altars in remembrance of our ancestors and others who have passed on and whose legacies have most influenced our own lives.

The God in his Sage aspect passes through the veil at this time and enters the realm of the dead, leaving the Goddess to mourn in her Crone aspect until Yule, when the God shall be born again and rejoin her as the Bright Son of the new year, demonstrating one of the Great Mysteries: All Endings are New Beginnings.

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Supplies for Your Samhain

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Samhain Candle

Each candle is magically crafted, anointed with intentionally blended oils, and embedded with a specially chosen black obsidian crystal.
Now is the celebration of the third and final Harvest. Samhain is also called the Witches' New Year and Hallowe'en. The Veil between the worlds is at its thinnest and communication between the mundane world and the afterlife is easiest. Because of this we decorate our altars in remembrance of our ancestors and others who have passed on and whose legacies have most influenced our own lives.
A beautiful addition for your Samhain celebrations

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Samhain Candle $13.00 /each

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Samhain Ritual Incense

Intentionally blended herbs and resins especially selected to bring in the energies of Samhain and honor your Ancestors.

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Samhain Ritual Incense $3.75 /each

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Samhain Oil

Oils especially selected for their component energies and intentionally blended and charged to bring in the energies of Samhain.

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Samhain Oil $5.25 /each

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Seasons of the Witch: Samhain Oracle

Harness the intuitive power of the year's most magical night
Unlock of the power of Samhain energy every night of the year through these stunning cards and engaging guidebook, co-created by Juliet Diaz, author of The Witchery.

Samhain is one of the most enigmatic and magical pagan nights of the year for performing divination, ritual and spells. Our ancestors have known this for centuries, taking advantage of the night's potent energy to gain clear insight into the past, the present and the future. Now you can experience the magic and electric energies of this sacred night all year long with Seasons of the Witch: Samhain Oracle.

This is a beautifully designed book and card deck set. Each of the forty-four cards will connect you to the spirit realm to bring healing, understanding, protection, and guidance. Discover the banshee's wrath, meet your sacred animal familiar, greet the nature spirits, or visit the graveyard with your coven to seek protection in the witching hour.

The accompanying guidebook features original poetry from Juliet Diaz of November Sage that doubles as invocations for magick and ritual. Evocative guidance from Lorriane Anderson of Spirit Element guides you through your readings and the history and lore of Samhain celebrations, complete with spells and recipes. And the cards allow you to unlock secret insights to make the most of Samhain energy!

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Seasons of the Witch: Samhain Oracle $21.95 /each

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The Halloween Oracle

Halloween Oracle offers a chance to connect with the other side and glimpse the future. Harness the eerie power of Halloween every night of year, encountering black cats, vampires, zombies, witches, werewolves, jack-o-lanterns, skeletons, mummies and motifs from the Day of the Dead.

Each of the 36 richly illustrated cards has an accompanying meaning in the guidebook featuring rhyming couplets like those used in ancient storytelling as well as a message of divination for you based on an aspect of Halloween tradition.

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The Halloween Oracle $25.95 /each

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The Macabre Tarot

A truly macabre design―a tarot deck in the shape of the coffin!

The Macabre Tarot tempts you to turn away from the light and embrace the dark. While following the traditional tarot structure, the deck takes a look at the darker sides of the cards and implores you to embrace all the spooky things that lurk in the shadows. You will be pushed down the rabbit hole of your own psyche and forced to face your darkest thoughts. This unique deck is based on the traditional Rider Waite system but with suites being Crystals, Cups, Bones and Daggers.

Be warned: this deck is not for the lighthearted or weak-spirited.

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The Macabre Tarot $34.95 /each

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Halloween Tarot: Deck and Book Set

A black cat with glowing eyes leads us on our nocturnal sojourn through the 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana. The characters of the Major Arcana visit from the realms of horror stories and Halloween tradition. Frankenstein and his bride "bring to life" the Emperor and the Empress cards. The Minor Arcana suits are Pumpkins, Imps, Ghosts, and Bats, each with a special significance. This is a pocket-sized deck.

"As the suit of the ancient element Earth, the Pumpkins describe all things that are physical and tangible, real and solid -- things you can taste and smell, and of course, count. The Ghost cards are haunted by the ancient element of Water, the symbol of the fluidity of the subconscious mind, dreams, instincts, and emotions. The Bats comprise the "thinking suit," reflecting a bat version of the intellect -- the uncannily sensitive "radar" of these nocturnal creatures that helps them find food and avoid collisions even on the blackest of Halloween nights. Since the traditional Tarot suit of Wands is linked with the ancient element Fire, the devilish scarlet Imps make a delightful Halloween suit equivalent."

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Halloween Tarot: Deck and Book Set $31.95 /each

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Communing with the Ancestors: Your Spirit Guides, Bloodline Allies, and the Cycle of Reincarnation

Explore the realm of the ancestors with author and Pagan scholar Raven Grimassi. In this fascinating and far-ranging guide, you will learn practices and rituals both ancient and new for communing with the ancestors, specifically:

•How to build shrines and altars and make offerings.
•Where to find and work with sacred sites, power places, and special portals to the ancients.
•Guided imagery that will take you into the "Cavern of the Ancestors," the spiritual corridor where the ancestors can be directly approached.
•How to access the Spirit-Rider, an ancestor that can travel between the realms of mortals and ancients.
•How to see and understand the restless dead who remain bound to the Earth realms
. •The role of reincarnation in the soul's relationship to ancestral lineage.
•Plus some of the extraordinary folklore, legend, and superstition surrounding the topic.

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Communing with the Ancestors: Your Spirit Guides, Bloodline Allies, and the Cycle of Reincarnation $19.95 /each

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Ancestral Tarot: Uncover Your Past and Chart Your Future

A practical, hands-on guide for using tarot to connect with your ancestors and gain access to their insights for healing, self-protection, and personal powers.

With a tarot deck in hand, readers will learn how to identify and access ancestral gifts, messages, powers, protectors, and healers.

Tarot expert Nancy Hendrickson guides readers through the basics of finding recent ancestors, and navigating the confusing maze of DNA and ethnic heritage. As a longtime tarot enthusiast, she shows readers how to incorporate a metaphysical tool into a world of tradition.

Ancestral Tarot spreads are included in relevant chapters. Each chapter includes three journal prompts that lead readers into self-discovery around ancestral gifts, wounds, and patterns they may have inherited. The better we know our ancestors, the better we know ourselves.

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Ancestral Tarot: Uncover Your Past and Chart Your Future $16.95 /each