30 Days of Samhain: Day Twenty-Four

How I Spent My Samhain

This past Tuesday night I was honored to lead a ritual of experience and opportunity to commune with those beloveds who have crossed the veil. Our coven traditionally celebrates Samhain on its astrological date as an annular open event. This year my plan was to offer another, very different ritual (from the usual. What evolved, was a ritual entitled “Parting the Veils: Calling to the Ancestors”.

The ritual used a complex system of castings as overlays and stabilizers for a central space of using a mirror as the portal between the worlds; candles to light the way and an offering of rum. Guests entered a room of darkness and candle light and stood in anticipation as sacred space was created. I called to the Air of mind that was receptive and fertile ground for inspiration and the Fires of will that would fuel the desire to commune and interact with the beloveds. The sacred Waters were called forth as the depths of intuitive sight and intelligence of the heart would guide the way and Earth, in the form of ourselves became the vessel of beacon for resonance and calling. And, the place of Spirit was awakened within each as we walked between the worlds.

Now that the boundaries of sacred space were constructed the inner space of direct communication was called into presence, providing the gate of opening. The mirror was opened as portal and “skype” of sorts to the other realms and the intended beloved.

Each guest had the opportunity to cross the threshold between the worlds and spend time in communion with their ancestor. A track of trance drum served as the vibrational energetic and also drone into contemplation on your experience.

When all was complete, the mirror was closed and the veils closed as each layer was grounded and released. The tone was reverent as we gathered back in the room where we started this journey and everyone had something to remember from this evening’s work.

The beauty of this type of work is that whatever is called into yourself moves with you as support in the months ahead. This is the gift of Samhain’s energy and the gift of choosing as a part of that celebration to reach back towards those who ave informed and laid the path and foundations of you are now.

As I told the participants…. Always remember that we honor our ancestors, friends and beloveds who have departed this manifest form with each of our actions. Everything is a thread that reaches back into how they helped us formulate our thoughts, heart , will to action and way in which we physically move through this world. 


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Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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