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We will be celebrating Samhain at Trout Lake Abbey on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 5:00 pm. This will be an Irish Gaelic pantheon rite for the liminal time of sunset at this hinge of the year.

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Gathering at 5:00 pm

 

About the event:

This is the rite of the final harvest where we honor our Ancestors and all the Sacred Dead. Be prepared to honor any of your Sacred Dead who have passed on since Samhain last year. We will also be honoring An Morrigan, Goddess of war, death, and transformation; An Dagda, God of fertility and appetite; and Donn, God of the Dead.

Appropriate offerings for our Ancestors include pork or other food, beer, or items of sentimental value, etc. Offerings for the Morrigan include red wine, chocolate, whiskey, etc.  Offerings for the Dagda include porridge, whiskey, beer, pork, etc. Offerings for Donn include alcohol and silver. As always, praise offerings of song, poetry, dance, etc. are always welcome.

This time of year the weather can be quite changeable, though, so do watch the weather reports. In the event that the weather is dry we will hold this rite outdoors in the Stone Circle. Do dress warmly and in layers – bring your winter coats, hats, and gloves. The temperature drops suddenly once the sun sets this time of year.

There will be a potluck following the ritual, held in the main house. Please bring something to share. 

 

No need to register to attend the ritual, but do call if you need lodging— business office at 509.395.2030