Samhain again, so soon? Once again we've reached the end of the Celtic Year, and the spirits and the energies of the season are thought to be at their strongest for divining and communing, and remembering too. The Ancestors are watching, some will say. Halloween however has only very recently in the course of Human History developed its reputation for being "Scary and Evil." These days perhaps, at least in the Western World, that may just be part of the strategy for selling candy, costumes and movies!
This week on Wheel of Wonder we'll speak about the true origins of Halloween, which I call Samhain and perhaps, once again tap in to the Taibhsear Tales I've shared with you in the past.
We will also have an Interview with Jon and Melissa, the creative team behind Eleusyve productions' modern music interpretations of Alistair Crowley's Rites of Eleusis poems. Along the lines of the belief in connecting with Spirits and becoming tuned in to Planetary energies Crowley wrote these ritual poems, with some info borrowed from the Hermetic order and a great deal of inspiration from the Kabbalah tree of life. This shows Crowley to also be capable of almost Bardic inspiration. Eleusyve productions offers a more modern interpretation of these works and will be performing the "Rite of Sol" Rock Musical in Seattle, WA between November 2nd and 10th.
Happy Samhain and join me on the dawn of the Full Hunter's moon, this week on Wheel of Wonder!
The Picture to the right came from a great blog called amayodruid.blogspot.com and I believe it was created by a man named Silent Owl, good blog, check it out here.