Samhain   Ritual



(Editor's Note: The following cerebration includes some modified

made available on the web by Sarolta G. deFaltay. Please feel
free to make

your own changes. This celebration is merely an outline.)

Things You Will Need:

Sea Salt

Candles- Orange, Gold, Yellow and Light Blue

Decorations Suitable to Fall (See Below)

Incense - Patchouli

Herbs - Marigold, Sage and/or Honeysuckle

Celebration Food - Homemade Bread and Juice, Wine or Spring

Mortar and Pestle

Square of Muslin or Cotton

Needle and Thread

Pen and Four Tiny Slips of Paper


Ahead of time, select a quiet corner of your home for your
ceremony, or

better yet, decide upon a place in nature which makes you feel
close to your

higher power.

Also, gather and dry a few blooms from honeysuckle, sage and

Honeysuckle enhances your psychic abilities and helps attract

Marigold encourages prophetic dreams to help you access your

knowledge. Sage is for wisdom and clarity. During your ceremony,
any or all

of these herbs can be sewn into a tiny charm bag made from
muslin or cotton,

and then dedicated to a single purpose of your choosing. Your
charm bag can

be worn or carried throughout the season.

You might also want to prepare a special harvest celebration
bread, such as

my yummy Dilly Bread offered in the recipe below.

Your Cerebration:

Prepare yourself by drawing a bath and adding sea salt, then
light an orange

candle. As you slip into the water, imagine the golden glow of
the sun in

your bath and around your aura. Bathe in the solar energy,
clearing away

anything you no longer need to hold on to.

After bathing, take the orange candle and go to your
pre-selected place of

celebration and decorate a table with pine cones, grains, dried
ears of

grapes, nuts, colorful fall leaves, and autumn flowers. A
cornucopia is

especially significant as it symbolizes the wealth of the
harvest and our

gratitude for the abundance in our lives.

Light your incense and set your four candles in non-flammable
holders (or a

container filled with sand) then concentrate on the symbolism of

candle's color as you write your intentions on separate pieces
of paper.

Place the appropriate paper under each candle and light it:

1. Orange - Warmth, energy, creativity. What do I need to
acquire to bring

more joy into my life?

2. Yellow - Communication. How can I best communicate and
translate my my

desires using creative energy?

3. Light Blue - Idealism, spirituality. How can I increase my

awareness and keep my desires congruent with my life's purpose?

4. Gold - Abundance. What am I most grateful for today, and how
can these

gifts help me during the next three months?

While your candles are burning (with the slips of paper tucked

grind your herbs individually with a mortar and pestle and
concentrate on

their particular energies as described above. Stitch up a small
charm bag,

add the herbs, and offer a silent prayer of gratitude for the
abundance in

your life and for the desires of your heart which will soon come

Spend some time meditating and truly appreciating the beauty of
the world

around you. Then eat, drink and be merry!

When your celebration is complete, you can remove your intention
papers from

below each candle, place them in your charm bag and stitch it
closed. You

might instead want to burn each paper in the flame of its
candle, allowing

your intentions to be sent out powerfully into the ethers.) In
the same

you lit them, snuff out your candles. (You don't want to scatter

by blowing them out.)

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