Samhain (pronounced sow-in) is the Celtic New Year, which celebrates the final harvest before the cold winter months set in. Tradition has it that during the Samhain festival, the vale between the world of the living and the world of the spirits is at its thinnest, allowing the souls of loved ones past to return to visit us. Many of our modern Halloween traditions come from the Samhain celebration including: costumes, trick or treating, jack-o-lanterns, bobbing for apples, and even symbols of bats and cats are all associated with the Samhain celebration.
In honor of these celtic traditions, BBY will be hosting a special Samhain themed practices on Sunday 10.29 at 5:30 pm. Come and join us for a meditative practice that is all about transition and transformation. We will have a few special ceremonies during in the practice, including a mediation with crystals which help with grounding and protection during times of change. During the practice we will focus on a goal or a wish we seek to manifest in this time of change and transition. At the end of our practice, attendees will have the opportunity to write their goal on a small leaf that we will then burn to help manifest that desire in accordance with Celtic tradition.
To close out the night, each student will receive a small apple or gourd to take home with them. In Samhain tradition, an offering from the harvest was a way to show love and respect to ancestors or loved ones who have passed on. This fun and festive practice is not to be missed! Join us for the mischievous and wry spirit of Samhain as we prepare for the changes that winter brings!
$20.00 Per person. Space is limited! Sign up to secure your spot!