Saturday, November 01, 2008

through the doorway of Samhain

November 1 is the Celtic feast of Samhain. Samhain, Gaelic for "summer's end," was the most important of the ancient Celtic feasts.

A chant for Samhain that I love:

A year of beauty. A year of plenty. A year of planting. A year of harvest.
A year of forests. A year of healing. A year of vision. A year of passion.
A year of rebirth. A year of rebirth. This year may we renew the earth.
Let it begin with each step we take. Let it begin with each change we make.
Let it begin with each chain we break. And let it begin every time we awake.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Wonderful chant. We should all take a lesson from this chant and be renewed each day we awake.
Great picture too.

billie said...

The hay field is just down the road from us and so lovely with the big round bales scattered.

Janet Roper said...

Beautiful chant, it's going on my bathroom mirror so I see it everyday.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I love those huge round bales scattered about a field, like ginormous Easter Eggs laid out for horses and cows to find.

Lovely chant, too. Made me smile, Billie :)


Victoria Cummings said...

I'm going out to stand in the middle of my cedar trees and chant that chant. Good one!

billie said...

Janet, that's a great idea. I like having things taped up around the house in odd little places so I can see them every day.

billie said...

Lisa, one of my favorite things about living here is when the hay is being baled and the fields are scattered with them. It does look like the equine/bovine version of Easter!

billie said...

Victoria, that sounds like a great chanting spot. :)