Samhain – a time when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest, a time for remembering our ancestors who have left this world.
Samhain – the time of the Cailleach, the dark mother, goddess of the dark side of the year.
Samhain – a time which holds truly dark, horrific memories for many who have survived Ritual/Organised abuse veiled under a pseudo-religious cloak.
Samhain – a time when those of us who have survived such horrors can perhaps begin to reclaim this again, turn this time into one of spiritual renewal, growth.
The dark time of the year is not to be feared. Nor is the time of the Cailleach and of Hecate to be feared.
This Samhain I remember especially those who lost their lives in horrific ways at this time of year.