October 24, 2010

Samhain Blessings

In honor of the Samhain season in the northern hemisphere, here is an historic audio clip of Olivia Robertson and Lawrence Durdin-Robertson, during an invocation of Hecate in the ritual of the Lunar Magic of the TidesHecate Invocation

(Link will open and play with the audio software you have designated for MP3 files - it is 1:08 min./269kb.  The audio clip from the Autumnal Equinox is still available as well.)

Other updates to the Homepage archive include:

The Awakening - Samhain 2010 Reflections article by Olivia Robertson

Tara of the Oracles: Rites 23 & 24

We also include an excerpt here from Lawrence Durdin Robertson's Juno Covella,  for November 1st:

Celtic: La Samhna, Samhain Day; Second of the Three Days of Samhain; Feile na Marbh, Feast of the Dead. (Dinneen, Dict.) "Samhain, All-Hallowtide, the feast of the dead in pagan and Christian times, signalising the close of harvest and the initiation of the winter season lasting till May . . the fairies (aos sidhe) were imagined as particularly active at this season, from it the half-year is reckoned; also called Mile na Marbh and Fide Moingfhinne (snow goddess); La Samhna, 1st November . . the weird fairy elfin first of November . . mi na Samhna, the month of November lucht na Samhna, the Hollantide good-things . ."

(Perp. Fest. Cal.) "November 1 'Peace Fire' of the Druids, Samhain". (The Druids Cal.) "November 1. Samhain. The dark month begins, initiating the Gloom. Unharvested fruit now belongs to the puca and faerie who roam abroad. Samhain and Beltane (May Day) are the joints of the year". (Fell. of Isis Dir.) "November 1st. Festival of the Goddess Samhain and of all the Sidhe and departed Spirits. Communion with those of other spheres. 1st - 3rd: The door is open between earth sphere and other realms. Spirits may move through the door. Souls may meet each other. Psychic vision and prophecy. Future lovers seen. Intercalary days of the Gaelic Moon Yeardays out of time".

Read the rest of this entry and others in: Juno Covella, Perpetual Calendar of the Fellowship of Isis

Blessings of the season to one and all!

(Historic photo of Olivia Robertson & Lawrence Durdin-Robertson in the Temple of Isis, Clonegal Castle Sanctuary.  Photo enhanced by the Homepage Archive.  Photo Gallery)