Join Frederick CUUPS for an open, family-friendly Samhain Ritual (Facebook event here)! Samhain falls at the time of year the light noticeably fades. Pagans reflect on and review the past year and welcome the Celtic New Year. In this season, Pagans also honor death as a part of the sacred circle of life and remember those who have died. We will share a Samhain celebration (led by Irene). Parents, please remember that grief is a part of Samhain and decide whether your child will be comfortable exploring those emotions.
Please feel free to bring an item or items for the Ancestral/Remembrance Altar. This year, we will have spaces for Ancestors, Beloved Friends, Ancestors of the Order (ascended masters, trailblazing witches – the Mighty Dead of Witchcraft), and Animal Companions. You are also welcome to bring your preferred method of divination (tarot cards, runes, what have you) for the snack/dessert potluck and socializing afterward. Samhain is a wonderful time for divination. And no worries if you don’t do any divining–I’m sure there’ll be plenty of readers who would be happy to practice on you 🙂
Irene created a video to help you learn the chants we’ll be using:
There is No Time by Kellianna
There is no time but now
There is no place but here
In the sacred we do stand
In a circle hand in hand
(Part 1) Carry our words on the wings of the wind
(Part 2) Come to us our blessed kin
Weaver, weaver weave this thread,
Whole and strong into your web.
Healer, healer, heal our pain,
In love may they return again
Traditional dress for Samhain is harvest colors or dark colors (mourning dress).
Snack/dessert potluck to follow the ritual, please clearly LABEL any offerings with the ingredients included.