The Sabbat called Samhain is, no doubt, the most important, thought least understood, of the ancient Celtic festivals. It marks the end of the third and final harvest, it is a day to commune with and honor and remember the dead, and it is a celebration of the eternal cycle of rebirth. The Pagan Samhain is not, and never was, associated with evil or negativity. It has always been a time to reaffirm our belief in the oneness of all spirits and in our firm resolution that physical death is not the final act of existence. Though death is very much a part of Samhain’s symbolism, this Sabbat also celebrates the triumph of life over death.
Often when people die, we have unfinished business with them, things we wish we had said and others we wish we would rather not have said. And sometimes they have unfinished business with us. One way of communing with our dearly departed loved ones is to write them a letter and send it to the Otherworld in the Samhain fire. Another way of communing with our departed loved ones is sitting in silence while hosting a supper in their honour and inviting them to join us. We invite you to join Circle of the Sacred Muse for a virtual potluck meal where we will commune with our loved ones to help ease their journey, and ours, in these uncertain times.
Join us for our ritual celebration and then share in our community potluck as we feast virtually together.
The Circle of the Sacred Muse is an open Wiccan community serving Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and the surrounding communities on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Our circle is accepting of all, regardless of race, gender or orientation. Whether you are an experienced covener, new to the craft or just curious, you are welcome here. As we are told in the Charge of the Goddess, we bring “mirth and reverence” to our rituals.
We ask that you RSVP for rituals so we can make sure we have enough supplies for everyone. Dates may be subject to change. Feel free to contact us for more information!
Recommended donation for Circles is $5.00-$2.00 for members, and $10.00-5.00 for non-members. You can make donations or pay for your membership using PayPal on our website. Children do not need to pay membership. Please do not let money stop you from coming to Circle. We would rather have *you* there!