scholars and rogues

Happy Samhain to all

Some of us here at S&R follow a non-monotheistic spirituality of some sort, and I for one celebrate tonight as Samhain, Celtic new year, the harvest festival, and the time of the year when the Veil grows thinnest. Tonight I honor my ancestors and bid farewell to those who have died during the last year.

But Samhain isn’t a time of mourning. It’s a time of celebration. The dead have moved beyond pain or sadness, and we have (metaphorically) harvested food enough to last through the long winter. Samhain is a time to celebrate, and in the spirit of all joyous holidays, I’d like to take this moment to wish you all a Happy Samhain.

Now don’t get too blotto on hard cider and Pixy Sticks. 🙂

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  1. I’m guessing that the neighborhood trick-or-treaters shied away from my house on account of the flaming arch that i erected in order to drive my livestock through as a purification ritual. Or it could have been the animal sacrifices that i was performing on the front lawn, because the police didn’t really hassle me about the open fire within the city limits so much as they seemed to be frowning upon the blood rituals.

    I made bail, but i have to pay for the uniform that i “ruined”. Whatever, it is i who should be reimbursed for purifying the officer for the year ahead.