Runboard.com
You're welcome.
The Pagan Porch - a forum for Pagan Homesteaders and their friends

This board is now closed and read only. No new membership can be gained. Thank you for your interest.

runboard.com       Sign up (learn about it) | Sign in (lost password?)


Page:  1  2 

 
Queenyforever Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 01-2007
Location: Walking a new path in Nature.
Posts: 3596
Reply | Quote
Samhain


Anyone doing any Samhain celebrations tonight?

I think I want to try to have a "dumb supper" (Spirit Supper)...and see who shows up. Hubby may or may not go along, but lets hope. AND I hope my little Sister is the one who comes, I know she had to leave without being able to say goodbye everyone she loved.
I hope she tries to contact me.... emoticon

---

✴ Birthplace: Earth ✴ Race: Human ✴ Politics: Freedom ✴ Religion: Love♥

10/31/2012, 7:52 pm Link to this post Send Email to Queenyforever   Send PM to Queenyforever Blog
 
Firlefanz Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Administrator
Global user (premium)

Registered: 05-2003
Location: Germany
Posts: 5712
Reply | Quote
Re: Samhain


How did it go?

  emoticon emoticon emoticon

---
- Firlefanz

Mystical Adventures
Hannah - Bilingual
The Pagan Porch
11/1/2012, 8:10 am Link to this post Send Email to Firlefanz   Send PM to Firlefanz Blog
 
TexasMadness Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Administrator
Global user

Registered: 03-2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 3972
Reply | Quote
Re: Samhain


We went 100% Halloween this year but I may whip something up for Dia de los Muertos!
11/1/2012, 12:28 pm Link to this post Send Email to TexasMadness   Send PM to TexasMadness
 
Queenyforever Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 01-2007
Location: Walking a new path in Nature.
Posts: 3596
Reply | Quote
Re: Samhain


Hubby was not into it. I think it scared him. So we had a regular dinner, then did the trick or treating with the kids coming.

Later after Hubby was asleep, I tried to open myself to any spirit that may have been present. Don't know if anything really happened or it was just my emotions. But I have a picture on my wall of my [sign in to see URL] while looking at it was overwhelmed with [sign in to see URL] time I've cried in a long time. emoticon
I'm fine now.... emoticon

---

✴ Birthplace: Earth ✴ Race: Human ✴ Politics: Freedom ✴ Religion: Love♥

11/1/2012, 5:12 pm Link to this post Send Email to Queenyforever   Send PM to Queenyforever Blog
 
TexasMadness Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Administrator
Global user

Registered: 03-2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 3972
Reply | Quote
Re: Samhain


Interesting experience Queeny. I've never connected with a spirit so I don't know how it would feel. I usually do the celebration altar kind of thing with mementos from deceased loved ones. It's nice to have those reminders around. Sounds like you did a good thing - whether it was from your sister's spirit or just you needing to let go of some emotional energy.

Our celebration will be on Friday. Possibly. The in laws are here and not sure what I can get done (it's nearly impossible to organize anything while they are [sign in to see URL] don't get it!). I mostly just want to make some pan de muerto and put marigolds around the house. Willa is still too young to really talk about her ancestors but my mom might be interested in telling some stories.
11/1/2012, 5:34 pm Link to this post Send Email to TexasMadness   Send PM to TexasMadness
 
Queenyforever Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 01-2007
Location: Walking a new path in Nature.
Posts: 3596
Reply | Quote
Re: Samhain


You could be right on either account TM.. emoticon

And I'm with you on trying to get ANYTHING done when the whole gang is together! I swear at our Holiday [sign in to see URL] was like pulling teeth just to go out for the day! emoticon
Good luck with your plans and I hope you Mom opens up and [sign in to see URL] should have some fascinating stories to tell..♥

---

✴ Birthplace: Earth ✴ Race: Human ✴ Politics: Freedom ✴ Religion: Love♥

11/2/2012, 6:48 pm Link to this post Send Email to Queenyforever   Send PM to Queenyforever Blog
 
Saijen SilverWolf1 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Head Administrator
Global user

Registered: 03-2010
Posts: 3632
Reply | Quote
Re: Samhain


I did not have the time to do anything special Wed. night. I was so worn out by the time I got home, I crashed on my chair and played a bit online (something that didn't require a great deal of thought), then went to bed and slept like the dead for about 6 hours.

I was afraid to do my [sign in to see URL] Dinner with meditation, for fear I'd fall asleep during the meditation time. Plus, I was alone this year. DH had to work over-night. I did tell Dad if he was around, he could come and talk to [sign in to see URL] guess he was busy elsewhere. It was a rather quiet [sign in to see URL], apparently that is what I needed. Otherwise, I would have had some kind of activity at some point.



---
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"
~~@Saijen@~~
11/2/2012, 11:55 pm Link to this post Send Email to Saijen SilverWolf1   Send PM to Saijen SilverWolf1 Yahoo
 
TexasMadness Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Administrator
Global user

Registered: 03-2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 3972
Reply | Quote
Re: Samhain


We had a great little celebration tonight.

We collected cempasúchitl (marigolds) from the garden, along with Mexican oregano, and made neat little bouquets from them. The marigold is the typical flower used to honor the dead.

We also made pan de muerto - a sweet egg bread (like brioche of challah) with an orange sugar glaze on top. It was possibly the ugliest pan I've seen but it tasted great! It's supposed to have a round ball on top but it sunk during the second rising. Great texture though.

--Log in or sign up to see linked image content--

My mom told some stories about her grandmother but then things got off topic and we just sat around chatting.

It was fun and nice. Maybe next year we will do something more formal!
11/3/2012, 1:10 am Link to this post Send Email to TexasMadness   Send PM to TexasMadness
 
TexasMadness Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Administrator
Global user

Registered: 03-2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 3972
Reply | Quote
Re: Samhain


We did one more little thing. On Sunday we ate lunch near the Texas State Cemetery. Even though it was several days after the official holiday, I thought it was still the right season to stroll through the cemetery. Willa had never been and she loved it. It's an absolutely gorgeous place and walking around the hills you see so much history. To be buried there, you have to have made a significant contribution to Texas history. This is Confederate Field:

--Log in or sign up to see linked image content--

We stopped at the graves of so many famous people like Barbara Jordan (first black senator in Texas, first black female southern US representative), Tom Landry (Cowboys football coach for nearly 30 years), Stephen F. Austin, and many war heroes.

My family doesn't have a family plot to visit on Dia de los Muertos so maybe we will just go to the state cemetery from now on!
11/5/2012, 5:18 pm Link to this post Send Email to TexasMadness   Send PM to TexasMadness
 
Queenyforever Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Registered user
Global user

Registered: 01-2007
Location: Walking a new path in Nature.
Posts: 3596
Reply | Quote
Re: Samhain


Saijen...we only get what we seem to need. You obviously needed rest! emoticon

TM....that bread makes me hungry. I've only ever had it once, a friend made [sign in to see URL]!
Willa does look like she is really soaking up that environment.

I love old cemetery's, I've been through many and always felt at peace. Most are incredibly informative, but also incredibly beautiful places in and among themselves just to take a walk in... emoticon

---

✴ Birthplace: Earth ✴ Race: Human ✴ Politics: Freedom ✴ Religion: Love♥

11/5/2012, 7:55 pm Link to this post Send Email to Queenyforever   Send PM to Queenyforever Blog
 


Add a reply

Page:  1  2 





You are not logged in (login)