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Llewellyn's Little Book of Halloween by Mickie Mueller

Llewellyn’s Little Book of Halloween, by Mickie Mueller

Mueller includes exercises, tips, and recipes in Llewellyn's Little Book of Halloween in order to enjoy both Halloween and Samhain.
fall tablescape by Sarah McGee

Dumb Supper: Tradition and innovation

The Dumb Supper is a practice in which the spirit of a departed loved one is formally invited to join a silent meal in their honour.
Pumpkins, photo by Caleb Woods

Samhain: History and celebration

There's no denying that for Pagans, witches, and occultists, Samhain is a favourite of the eight holidays that make up the Wheel of the Year.
Jasmine Becket-Griffith Halloween Coloring Book

Jasmine Becket-Griffith Halloween Coloring Book

I picked up the Jasmine Becket-Griffith Halloween Colouring Book with no idea what the art would be like, simply because I love all things gothic.
Pumpkin patch, photo by Dan Bergstrom

Hallowe’en: From community celebration to sabbath of evil

As the days get shorter, the nights longer, and the temperature drops, most of us begin to look forward to Hallowe'en or Samhain, one...
Craft ribbon, photo by chriss

Samhain: A bubbling cauldron full of fun crafts

Samhain, of all the sabbats, is the one I most associate with craft-making.
Swastika, photo by Krowten

Reclamation after cultural appropriation

Discussions on cultural appropriation is focus on not doing it, which needs to be addressed, but what about after something has already been appropriated?
Jailbreaking the Goddess, by Lasara Firefox Allen

Jailbreaking the Goddess, by Lasara Firefox Allen

I highly recommend Jailbreaking the Goddess to people who are unfamiliar with intersectional feminism and magick, and for creating new communities.
Pere La Chaise, cemetery carpet, photo by K Kendall

Connecting with the dead

Our ancestors are some of the most important spirits to incorporate into our spiritual practice, and there are many ways of connecting with the dead.
WomynSpirit Festival, photo courtesy of WomynSpirit Festival

Creativity, community, and self-care at WomynSpirit Festival 2015

WomynSpirit Festival is intimate and relaxed, and is perfect for anyone looking for an introduction to paganism and Wicca from a feminist perspective.
Book and pumpkin, photo by Torange

Books to read for Hallowe’en

I thought we'd offer some of the best books we've covered at Spiral Nature over the past few years that would be great reads for this Hallowe'en.
Dumb supper ingredients, photo by Enric Martinez

Celebrating Samhain with the Dumb Supper

At Samhain we invite our ancestors to the harvest table, cook their favourite dishes and eat in silence at a ritual known as a Dumb Supper.

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