Hallowe’en is my favourite holiday season, and there are so many fun things you can do to celebrate it, should you be so inclined.
Also check out “Hallowe’en: From community celebration to sabbath of evil” by Donyae Coles.
What are your favourite Halowe'en activities?
- Pumpkin carving (32%, 31 Votes)
- Ghost hunting (22%, 21 Votes)
- Trick-or-treating (22%, 21 Votes)
- I don't celebrate Hallowe'en (13%, 13 Votes)
- Apple picking (11%, 11 Votes)
Total Voters: 69
For some, it might be a time of pilgrimage to a special site, either spiritual or for fun, like a haunted house. If you’re heading to Salem, you might want to check out “A witch’s guide to Salem: Navigating the sacred and the profane” by Monica Bodirsky. If you’re more into the spiritual side of things, check out “Deepen your connection to the land throughout the Wheel of the Year” by Emma Kathryn.
Things to consider and maybe have fun with:
- Bust inner ghosts with tarot, by Tabitha Dial
- Not my Burning Times: Witch trials, oppression, and magical identity making, by Donyae Coles
- Samhain: A bubbling cauldron full of fun crafts, by Susan Starr
- Secret witch: Magick when you’re stuck in the broom closet, by Donyae Coles
- #HavamalWitches: We are the witches the Havamal warns you about, by Jade Pichette
- Four times pop culture got magick right, by Donyae Coles
- Iconic occult documentaries of the ’70s, by Donyae Coles
- Connecting with the dead, by Chris Alluan
- Celebrating Samhain with the Dumb Supper, by Susan Starr
Many of us are witches year round, but this is the time when everyone else suddenly become interested in what we do. For a historical perspective, check out The Witch, by Ronald Hutton, as reviewed by Mark Jones. For witchy get-togethers in person, if you’re in Toronto, come to the various events that comprise WITCHfest North.
Friends may want to know where to get started with their own practice, check out these resources:
- Witching on a budget: Magick on the cheap, by Donyae Coles
- Scrying: How to get started, by Donyae Coles
- Five books to guide you into the spirit world, by Donyae Coles
- Black witch resources: Getting started, by Donyae Coles
- Sharing your magick with children: Feeding their curiosity and facing your challenges, by Donyae Coles
Also, here are a few more books to get you thinking about witchcraft, Hallowe’en, and Samhain:
- The Goddess in America, reviewed by Susan Starr
- Jasmine Becket-Griffith Halloween Coloring Book, by Nimue Brown
- Books to read for Hallowe’en, by Psyche
Image credits: Caleb Woods with work from Psyche