I've decided that this site needs a section dedicated to the glorious holiday of Halloween.
Yes, I know that the true Pagan name for October 31st is Samhain, but the average person (and most search engines) prefer the term Halloween so I'll be using both names for my pages to make things easier on everyone. Many people don't really know what is Samhain anyway.
Pages are still being added, so bookmark this index and check back through October to get the latest pages.
To start with, you'll need to know the basics about the day including the true history of Halloween and some of the authentic Halloween traditions. After that, you might want to take another look at some of the typical Halloween animals that we still connect with this holiday, even though many of the reasons are just old myths.
And you can also learn a little more about the silly (or not so silly) Halloween superstitions that we've all heard of. You might be surprised to learn the truth.
For the more serious Pagan who is looking to really develop a spiritual understanding of the true Samhain Sabbat, I have a more traditional type of Samhain ritual that you can perform on this night, and more Halloween spells are coming up soon. And don't forget the time-honored practice of doing divination at Samhain as well. Even though not all witches are Wiccan, I've included some more specific details on Samhain for Wiccans too.
If you're planning a Halloween meal, there are some traditional Samhain recipes that you should include.
Fun Halloween Stuff
Ok, not everything about Halloween night is serious, so you might want a few more frivolous things to spice up the event.
Your computer really should have an appropriate Halloween wallpaper at this time of year, and I have a few you can try (even some for your phone). It's not easy finding graphics that say "Samhain", so I have that covered too. Get your kids into the Samhain spirit with some kids Halloween crafts.
If you need something spooky and profound to say, (maybe in a Samhain status update, perhaps?), I put together some great little poems and Halloween sayings that you can try. You'll sound very literary, I'm sure.
Still to come, more pages with spells, rituals, recipes and hopefully a fun Halloween quiz.