Spiral Nature Poll for November 2018As Samhain and Hallowe’en have just ended and we enter the darkening period of the year, it seems like a good time to reflect on what might happen afterwards.

November’s poll asks, Do you believe in an afterlife?

Do you believe in an afterlife?

  • Yes, I believe we reconnect with our loved ones. (19%, 25 Votes)
  • Sometimes. Maybe. I don't know. (18%, 23 Votes)
  • No, I believe in reincarnation. (18%, 23 Votes)
  • Yes, I believe we dwell with the gods. (17%, 22 Votes)
  • No, I believe that once we die that's it. (16%, 20 Votes)
  • Other? (Please comment.) (12%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 129

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For those who are unsure, or want to learn more, here are some resources to consider:

For many of you, ancestor veneration is a part of your practice, and others are curious to learn where to begin. For you, here are some places to get started:

On Twitter, a number of people suggested that they would be trying out the Dumb Supper this Samhain. But, of course, you can do so anytime. If you’re going to give it a try, and you feel comfortable doing so, please let us know how it went.

Then again, you may not necessarily want to work with your ancestors, but have questions for those outside your family line. For other considerations of how to work with the dead, see:

Everyone has a different view on what happens after we die. What do you think happens? Have you had any experiences that lead you believe there’s more to life than this?

Image credits: Michael Taggart with work from Psyche