Samhain: The Thinning of the Veil
Samhain Thinning of the Veil:
At Samhain, the Wheel of the Year has turned again. It has turned to the most sacred season of the year for us Witches. At Samhain, here in the Northern Hemisphere, it is now The Thinning of the Veil!
The Veil separating the Living from the Dead is now at its thinnest. Communicating with the Dead is at its most powerful. At Samhain, we can better share and receive messages from the Dearly Departed who has crossed over before us.
Samhain is a Celtic word meaning ‘All Saints”. In the Breton language, Samhain/All Saints become ‘Tous Saints’. Bretons and their descendants, no matter where they are in the world, make no difference between the Living and the Dead. We believe that just as much as the Living walks among us, the Dead do too.
Our ‘faith’ is a Dead Faith. Because the old Celtic Druids overwhelmingly influenced our religious faith, Christianity failed at changing our ‘Dead Faith’. If Christianity should one day disappear from our culture, we Celtic-Bretons would still be spiritual. As Celtic-Bretons, our faith is firmly grounded in our dead ancestors.
To this day, we will still have our faith grounded in the ‘Land of the Dead’, and in our ancestors who dwell there. Both the Land of the Dead and our ancestors who dwell there, are at the root of the Ancestor Magic we Craft and practice in our daily lives. For us the Thinning of the Veil begins at Samhain itself on November 1st, and endures up until January 5th.
To this day, here in North America, Spirits are part of the Breton’s daily lives. Growing up as a girl, La Tous Saint (All Saints, Samhain) was a day for commemorating our dead family members and relatives. It was a time of the feast of the dead in many cultures, as well as in our own.
As a girl, and still today, Samhain is the day to go to the cemetery. There, we go to each of the Tombstones where our dead family members and relatives are buried. Each one of their names and stories are to be recited aloud – so to honor their presence among us there.
Ancestor magic is all about communing, communicating, and commemorating with those who have gone on before us. When I do a Mediumship Tarot Reading, I am honoring not only the Tarot Master who taught me (my Mom); I am honoring her belief in her dear spirits she told me about repeatedly! For I to, remember them – just as if I had actually known them during their living; actually I do know them after their death…
Samhain is the best time to share and communicate with a deceased loved one. It is my busiest time of the year to do Tarot Mediumship Readings. Tarot Mediumship Readings are done so to ‘commune, communicate, commemorate with those who have gone through the Veil before us. It is an honor to help you get a message from your dearly departed.