The sun hasn’t risen over the horizon yet and the cedars and houses are but silhouettes. It is a lovely time of day. A time of contemplation and memory. And today is Samhain; an entire day of contemplation and memory. … Continue reading What Samhain is all About
The owls returned this morning. Two owls bantering back and forth outside our bedroom window in the early morning hours. If you know me quite well, or if you have read my memoir (The Making of a Medicine Woman; the … Continue reading Samhain and the Owls
My daughter, Shyanne, is the queen of Halloween. She drives an old, lifted Jeep Cherokee with a life sized skeleton named Victor in the front seat all year. When Shyanne invited me to her Halloween day with my other daughter … Continue reading A Frightfully Fun Halloween Party for Any Age
I walked to the mailbox and found inside a letter. It was from my dear friend, Pat, who sent us a Halloween greeting. I love her poems and wanted to share it with you! It’s Halloween It’s Halloween! It’s Halloween! … Continue reading It’s Halloween!
Long before the church said it was evil and before Hollywood and candy companies made a fortune, a simple holiday took place on October 31st. The third and final harvest festival and the eve of the new year called Samhain … Continue reading A Simple Samhain Ceremony with Children
The tiny palm-sized kitten that we brought home not even a day after being born is doing wonderful. He is three months old now, feisty as can be, and ridiculously cuddly. We dropper fed him every two hours and he … Continue reading Update on Merlin and How Cats Protect Us
I am intrigued by history. Fascinated by it. I learn from it and am entertained by it and live by it. So many modernized things were not for the best, in my humble opinion. Of course with my long flowing skirts and aprons I, myself, look as if I skipped out of another time period. There is so much to be learned from the history of our people and so many lovely things that if added to our life would make it all the more sweet, meaningful, magical. Samhain is one of them. Now I do not consider myself wiccan … Continue reading Samhain (remembering and new traditions)