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Samhain Rituals and Ceremonies

Looking for a ceremony or ritual to celebrate the Pagan sabbat of Samhain? Here's where you'll find a number of rituals, all of which can be adapted either for solitaries or a group.

Samhain Rituals and Ceremonies
Looking for a ceremony or ritual to celebrate the Pagan sabbat of Samhain? Here's where you'll find a number of modern Pagan rituals and ceremonies, all of which can be adapted either for solitaries, families or a group.

Samhain Ancestor Meditation
It's Samhain, and that means for many Pagans and Wiccans it's time to commune with the ancestors. Use this simple meditation technique to call upon those who walked before us -- you may be surprised at some of the people you meet!

Celebrate the Cycle of Life and Death
Samhain is known as the witch's new year. It is a time to think about the endless cycle of life, death, and rebirth. With this ritual, you can celebrate all three aspects either with a group or as a solitary.

Celebrate the God & Goddess at Samhain
In some Wiccan traditions, people choose to honor the God and Goddess, rather than focusing on the harvest aspect of the holiday. If this is something you'd like to do, this ritual welcomes the Goddess in her persona as Crone, and the Horned God of the autumn hunt.

Samhain Cemetery Visit
Are you planning a cemetery visit as part of your Samhain celebrations? Here are some tips and ideas for how to plan a Samhain cemetery visit to honor the dead.

Samhain Rite for Families with Children
Are you looking for a simple Samhain ritual you can perform with younger children? This ritual is appropriate for smaller family members, and celebrates the theme of honoring the ancestors at Samhain.

Honor the Ancestors at Samhain
For many Wiccans and Pagans, the honoring of the ancestors is a key part of their spirituality. This ceremony can be held by itself or as part of a group of Samhain rituals.

Hold a Samhain Rite to Honor Animals
Man's relationship with animals has evolved over thousands of years. Where once they were only a source of food, now they are our companions. Take a moment to honor the animal spirits in a ritual for Samhain.

Honor the Harvest's End - A Samhain Ritual for Wiccans and Pagans
Samhain falls on October 31, and is known as the Witch's New Year. You can celebrate it as the end of the harvest, and honor the return of the King of Winter.

Samhain Altars
Did you dress up your altar for Samhain, the witch's new year? Share a photo of your altar with our readers - we'd love to see what you did!See submissions

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