What is Samhain?
*Pumpkin Not Included
We have combined some of our herbs into a nice little kit in celebration of Samhain.
Samhain translated from Irish literally means summer's end. In the old traditionally it was a celebration of the end of harvest ushering in the new year and present plenty of challenges for the coming winter.
Samhain, the fire festival marked the beginning of the dark half of the year, situated between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.
During this time the veil between realms is very thin. It is said that the world of the gods “was believed to be made visible to humankind,” leading to supernatural tricks and trouble; ghosts of the dead and spirits from the Otherworld were thought to return to the earth during Samhain.
During this festival, the world of the gods “was believed to be made visible to humankind,” leading to supernatural tricks and trouble; ghosts of the dead and spirits from the Otherworld were also thought to return to the earth during Samhain. To pacify deities at this time, sacrifices (generally of crops and animals) were burned in bonfires; for protective measures from evil otherworldly beings, and offerings were left out for other visiting mischievous spirits. Tricks and pranks are often played and blamed on fairies and spirits during this three-day period when the line between the two worlds blurred.
This kit contains:
- Passion Flower
- Calendula Flower
- A Black Locust Thorn
- 1 Black Obsidian Stone
- 1 Clear Quartz
- 1 Hematite
- 1 Iron Nail
- 1 Orange Cauldron
Samhain is an ancient Celtic holiday celebrated on October 31st. It marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. It is believed to be a time when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is thinnest, making it easier to communicate with ancestors and spirits.
Samhain is also considered the Celtic New Year, a time of endings and new beginnings. It was a time for reflection, divination, and honoring the dead. Today, it is celebrated by modern Wiccans and Pagans in many different ways, but the focus is always on remembering loved ones who have passed and embracing the darker aspects of life.
At Witch Kits, we have created a Samhain Kit that contains everything you need to celebrate this ancient holiday. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to the craft, our kit will help you connect with the spirits and energies of the season.
Our Samhain Kit includes a variety of items such as candles, crystals, herbs, and incense. Each item is carefully chosen to help you create a meaningful and powerful Samhain ritual. If you are looking to add some magic to your Samhain celebration, our Witch Kit is the perfect choice.