Samhain (sow-in) Ritual oil for ancestral contact, insights and journey.
This blend is to help guide you across to the otherworld protected with sight.
Some ingredients: Petitgrain, Blood Orange, Rosemary, Lavender, Patchouli, Cardamom, Rosalina, Fankincense etc.
Steeped in my own protection seer's herbs. in sweet almond oil.
It comes in a beautiful amphora glass bottle 40mls stamped with an ouroboros to denote the eternal cycle of life and death.
Samhain (Summers End) Marks the end of the Harvest Season and the beginning of winter known as the Darker Half of the year. Typically Celebrated 10-31 through November 1st. It is a liminal Time
The Modern, Halloween is inspired by this ancient Celtic festival. It is one of the high holidays and the Witches New Year!
During Samhain, the boundaries between the world of the living and the world of the otherworld become thinner, allowing spirits, and other supernatural entities to pass between the worlds to be among the living. Extensive preparations were made for the sharing of a communal feast that included the departed as guests of honor. To enable the dearly departed to come and go freely, all doors and windows were left unlocked; special cake was made exclusively for their consumption, and a feast was set aside just for the dead. This food had to be left untouched by any mortal for the duration of the ritual period. Eating the food of the dead was considered to be major sacrilege and it condemned the perpetrator to becoming a hungry spirit after death themselves, forever banned from sharing in any future Samhain feast.
Divination rituals and games were also a big part of the festival and often involved nuts and apples. Turnips had faces carved in them to ward off evil or tricky beings. People would go door to door in disguise called ‘mumming or guising’ often reciting verses in exchange for food or offering prayer for lost souls. Those who had been wronged came back to haunt the wrongdoer.
For the ancient Celts this was also the time that the cattle and other livestock were slaughtered for eating in the ensuing winter months. Any crops still in the field on Samhain were considered taboo, and left as offerings to the Nature spirits. Bonfires were built, (originally called bone-fires, for after feasting, the bones were thrown in the fire as offerings for healthy and plentiful livestock in the New Year) and stones were marked with peoples names. Then they were thrown into the fire, to be retrieved in the morning. The condition of the retrieved stone foretold of that person's fortune in the coming year. Hearth fires were also lit from the village bonfire to ensure unity, and the ashes were spread over the harvested fields to protect and bless the land.
Samhain ritual oil
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