If you are a woman who already has a practice, you already know how powerful the Samhain energies can be. If you are new to the idea of spiritual practices for women that honors our relationship to the Earth, then Samhain offers you a chance to connect deeply with magic and mystery.
One of my favorites, most often recommended resources for women spiritual practitioners at any level is the We’Moon Journal. Here is their guide to Samhain Rituals and Traditions 2022. Another is Mabon House’s Free Printable Library, which has wonderful tools for Samhain and the entire Wheel of the Year.
My own work offers a range of resources that may be of use to you in the days ahead. I hope these offer opportunities deepen your understanding of Samhain and its place in the Wheel.
The Medicine Woman and the Samhain Mysteries
At Samhain, the medicine woman, too, turns her attention inward. Meditations, trance, long nights of dreaming and prophecy stir the cauldron of the night. She stitches stories and herbs into poppets to assist loved ones in sleep. For the adept, deep mysteries of Samhain offer a rare opportunity to step between the worlds and speak directly with otherworldly guides, spirits or the ancestors, and honor them through remembrance in the form of an altar or offering. The medicine woman’s endeavors give comfort to those who recognize the growing darkness. -Excerpt from my blog, “Deep Purple: The Medicine Woman and the Samhain Mysteries”
‘The Great Wheel Turns Again’
The Veil between the worlds is thin
Our hearts reach cross the sea of time
To bring our loved ones in
Samhain, Samhain we honor all our kin
We honor those whove gone before
As the Great Wheel turns again
From “Samhain Song,” by Lisa Thiel
Read Susan’s Book about the Wheel of the Year