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Samhain (Halloween,Pagan New Year)


One of the Greater Sabbats. Commonly known as Halloween. Wiccans say farewell to the God as he travels through the underworld to be reborn at Yule. This was traditionally a time of sacrifice, as livestock were slaughtered to ensure food throughout the winter. The God fell as well to ensure our continuing existence. This is a time of reflection and coming to terms with the one thing in life which we have no control - death. This is a time of remembrance of their ancestors and all those who have gone before. This holiday marks the end of the old year and the beginning of the new, and is frequently thought of as the Pagan new year.



Blood Moon

Balefires, Candles in the Window, Cauldrons, Brooms, Pumpkins, Cats, Bats and Dogs, Jack-o-lantern, Photos of deceased loved ones, Apples, Fall leaves, Autumn flowers, Squashes

Crone aspect of the Goddess
Dark Lord aspect of the God
Hecate, Cerridwen, Cernunnos, Osiris,
Isis, Anubis, and Hades.

Black, Red, Orange

Traditional Foods
Apples, Corn, Nuts, Cider, Mulled wine, Pumpkin Dishes, Beer, Muffins, Herbal teas, Pomegranates and Squash

Herbs and Growths
Thistle, Chrysanthemum, Broom, Oak leaves, Ferns, Mandrake, Mint, Deadly Nightshade, Mugwort, Sage and Rosemary (for remembrance of our ancestors).

Apple, Nutmeg, Sage, Mint, Myrrh, Patchouli

Black Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian, Onyx, Carnelian

Quick Apple Spice Cake
This is the fastest quickest cake recipe for those pagans that have not got enough time to really cook!

You will need the following:

1 spice cake mix
1 small package of vanilla pudding
1 can apple pie filling
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 container of carmel apple dip (optional)

you will also need a microwave safe pan or bundt type pan.

Mix all of the ingredients togetherexcept for the dip, they do not have to be mixed until the mix is smooth. Pour into your pan and cook on 70% for 16 - 18 minutes or until done (dry on top and pulling away from the sides). Let it cool slightly and pour the carmenl apple dip over the top and Enjoy!

Samhain Punch
It is a very powerful aphrodisiac.

3 oranges
Whole Cloves
6 roses
3 apples (MacIntosh)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 cinnamon sticks
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp nutmeg
3 tsp allspice
3 tsp red pepper
2 bottles sweet red wine (Lambrusco or Cafe Zinfandel)
1 bottle Champagne (Asti)
Ice cubes

Pre-heat oven to 375. Stud the oranges with cloves, bake for 20 minutes. While they are baking in a pot combine the rose petals from 4 roses and the water, on medium heat simmer until the petals become translucent. Remove the petals and put the rose water into punch bowl. Cut up apples and oranges (leaving skin on) into quarters and put into punch bowl. Add cinnamon sticks to punch bowl. In another pot combine one bottle of the red wine, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, red pepper. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Add mixture to punch bowl. Add second bottle of red wine. Then right before serving add champagne and ice. Garnish with the rose petals from the last 2 roses. Enjoy!

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