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Samhain (Halloween) Ritual of Grief and Re-connection

Samhain (Halloween) Ritual of Grief and Re-connection

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  •  Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF
  •  (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Adults /
I am a visionary consciousness geek, a mystic, and a queer radical witch. I am a wisdom seeker, a truth speaker, and a magick maker. I am a healer, a teacher, a mother a... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
Many people think of Halloween as a parade of pointy hats and monster masks, but it has its roots in an ancient Celtic/pagan traditional celebration known as Samhain.

This is traditionally the time of year when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead becomes thin, and it is therefore a perfect moment to remember and reconnect with our ancestors.

Grief is an expression of love for those we've lost. "There is an intimate bond between grief and gratitude, sorrow and intimacy, and the greatest gifts are often hidden in the things we avoid"

This ritual is a holding space for us to find these gifts. It offers the opportunity for communion with lost loved ones and to celebrate the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. It's a place for people to come together in the spirit of celebration, sharing, and community.

By aligning with each phase of the natural progression of the seasons, we can consciously participate in, and benefit from, the gifts of each phase. We can experience how our lives reflect the many dimensions of a living system.

If you haven't done a ritual like this before, you are very welcome to join in and everything will be explained as we go along.

Friends Meeting House is a fully accessible venue. All adults are welcome, and it's a queer friendly event.

Please bring along any photos or special items that remind you of your loved ones so you can place them on the altar. You may also want to bring a notepad and pen to record your experiences straight away.

Also, bring tissues. This ritual may well connect you with grief as well as other emotions. After the ritual it will be good for you to have a gentle evening of self-care and nourishment and/or to arrange to meet with a supportive friend to talk through your experience.

Feel free to dress up in any way you want. There is no dress code, but glitter, sparkle, broomsticks, capes, and tiaras are all welcome.

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Many people think of Halloween as a parade of pointy hats and monster masks, but it has its roots in an ancient Celtic/pagan traditional celebration known as Samhain. This is traditionally the time of year when the veil between the wo... Read More
Experience includes:
Meditation, journeying, chanting, and communing. This ritual will be deep and poignant, but also be celebratory and affirming.

We will be raising a magickal circle together - acknowledging the presence of all life around us (earth, water, fire, air, the sky above, and the ground beneath us) with words and actions.

We will meditate and then chant some words about the ancestors together. This helps us to move into a deeper and more open level of consciousness.

Next, we will sit together in a circle and invite our ancestors to join us by calling their names into the circle. Ancestors are individuals who we have known in the past, people who have inspired us, and even pets who we miss and wish to remember. This is not about inviting 'ghosts' or 'spirits' into the space (no need to worry about that). It is simply about creating an opportunity in your mind to say the things you wish you'd said, to ask them questions, or to simply share love with them.

We will follow a guided visual journey in our minds to connect with them.

Afterwards will have some time to reflect on, and share, our experiences together.

This is a beautiful ritual to remember our loved ones, to connect, to grieve, and to celebrate love, as a community.

Please contact me if you have any questions.
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