Samhain (/ˈsɑːwɪn, ˈsaʊɪn/; Irish: [ˈsˠəuɪnʲ] Scottish Gaelic: [ˈs̪ãũ.ɪɲ]) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasadh. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Similar festivals are held at the same time of year in other Celtic lands; for example the Brythonic Calan Gaeaf (in Wales), Kalan Gwav (in Cornwall), and Kalan Goañv (in Brittany), both Celtic branches are roughly as old as each other.
This year’s event will take place in Clark Park B (the one with the two playgrounds and “The Bowl”).
The event will run from 10am to 6pm.
Admission to the event is free but we do ask that attendees bring a donation of non-perishable food items which will be donated to a local food bank and/or cat food for Forgotten Cats.
This year, we welcome Laura Tempest Zakroff as our Keynote Speaker.
In addition to that, we have 55+ vendors, 12 workshops, 4 entertainment acts, 3 rituals, 2 raffles, all-day children’s activities and a beautiful labyrinth.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Eventbrite – Tenders of the Earth Temple, ASW presents Litha – Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Blue Bell Park, Philadelphia, PA. Find event and ticket information.
I listen to my heart and honor its connection to the hearts of others.
I allow love to fill me up and guide me in all of my actions.
I gracefully move to the rhythm of life.
The use of casting as a means of establishing sacred space is a common practice in Wiccan and Neopagan traditions. In fact it is widely considered the most important step in spiritual and magickal work. And yet few really know how to do it or do it well.
In Casting Sacred Space, Neopagan practitioner Ivo Dominguez, Jr., offers a comprehensive introduction to the techniques and rituals of casting, including:How to become grounded and centered before one beginsThe proper timing for casting and ritual workHow to open up one’s psychic senses to work with subtle energiesHow to set the stage for magickal work both internally and externallyProtection, symbols, and meditations for maintaining sacred spaceThe Circle, the Quarters, and other modes of casting sacred spaceQuartering, energy work, and many cross-practice connections including Qabala and chakras.
This is a practical, accessible handbook for the beginner with cross appeal to seasoned practitioners of ritual magick.
Sun 25 Feb:
Triangle of Stillness
Sat 14 Apr:
Square of Abbeyence
Sat 12 May: