Samhain - The Gifts of the Underworld
Time & Location
About the Event
In the Celtic tradition, Samhain is the time in the cycle of year to honor the transition from the lighter part of the year/world, into the holy dark. A time of liminal, or 'thin' space, in between this world and the spirit world. A time to honor ancestors and prepare for the descent. The Church also celebrates this day as All Saints Day. This tradition has relevance for our lives today. The descent to the underworld is a time to embrace the shadows. Those around, and within. The parts of us that we may have suppressed, or exiled, which are calling to be welcomed back home. And a letting go of those things that no longer bring life
We will create space to walk through this threshold into the dark through a silent supper, myth and story, a wandering, sharing and ritual.
Due to COVID this year, we will not have a pot-luck style meal. Please bring your own meal and place settings and drink container. We will have water and hot chocolate available. Please also bring an object as a symbol of something or someone you are honoring, could be an ancestor or other loved one who has passed to the other side, and/or something or someone you are letting go of. Also, bring a flashlight, your folding chair, a journal/pen if you'd like, and very warm clothes/gloves/hat.
We will gather at the picnic shelter in the day-use area at Hone Quarry (where that bridge is) and then make our way to a campsite and campfire after our supper.