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My most passionate works are sacred vessels 🐞 born out of a deep wounding seeing so many of my favorite people and animals end up in some sort of crappy container...these urns have been quietly forming, dreaming themselves into being and calling me for a long time 🎩🐇 they are mostly made to order, personalized, hand built from clay, carved, fired and stained with layers of oils and shellac and gold leaf 🍂 some hold candles 🕯 All celebrate Life 🕯Pandora’s Box in the earliest Greek mythology stories was a sealed pottery vase and HOPE was the last and greatest thing it contained 🐛🦋 these Sacred Vessels may contain the umbilical cord from birth, the ashes from transition, the secrets of the adolescent, the memories of the brave 🕷 what an absolute pleasure...#celebration #mourning #inlovingmemory #handbuiltceramics #carvedclay #lights #lovingthislife #birth #death #life #rightsofpassage #ritual #lezflowersoulwisperings #contentment #memorial #ashestoashes #umbilicalcord #sacredvessels #celebratelife #gaia #chai #christening #sacredgeometry #goldenmean #journeytotheafterlife #honouringancestors #peturns #cremationurns #cinerarium ♥️🖤🧡


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Along the wall thy March,
The wind caressing and stroking thee skin,
Thy always think of tis kin,
Of the future past and within,
Hoping for a safer home devoid of sin.
#poem #thoughts #honouringancestors


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"Ideas, dreams and projects need commitment or, as Elizabeth Gilbert talks about in Big Magic, they move on and find someone else to fulfil them. Performing a ritual can, in a practical sense, facilitate the process of truly embodying a commitment, with depth and sincerity, through reverence of your goals and dreams"

A fascinating piece by @alibaker3419 on creating rituals and ceremonies including really helpful tips on space clearing, intention setting and honouring the process.

Featured in Issue 5 out now. Link in bio. #sacredceremony #flowerpower #wellbeing #ritual #floweressences #elizabethgilbert #bigmagic #honouringtheearth #honouringancestors #ceremony #spaceclearing #intentionsetting


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Today our Ravens group spent some time telling stories about their ancestors and honouring them. The kids brought in food items, precious trinkets and photos that were special to them and shared them with the group. They decided to recreate an old photograph depicting how people posed in photos 100 years ago. Pretty spot-on, don’t you think? 🍂
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#ancestors #familyhistory #dayofthedead #nature #ancestor #family #oldphoto #natureeducation #natureconnection #natureconnectioneducation #photograph #oldphotograph #outdoorschool #outdooreducation #forestschool #ancestorsfeast #honouringancestors #honoringancestors


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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated to remember friends and family who have passed on and to support their spiritual journeys. Thank you so much to our Mexican students at the North Campus who set up this beautiful altar/ofrenda this week full of food, drink, flowers, photos, and calaveras. ☺️ #eldiadelosmuertos


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We can finally put to rest all that which keeps us small and scared #Samhain #circleofsisters #theveilisthin #honouringancestors


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November is a month where we reflect on those who are before us, a time for honouring our ancestors. Day 1 of this Tarot Challenge is about Those Who Came Before: A Message From My Ancestors.
I used The Wildwood Tarot and drew the Three of Stones which corresponds to Creativity. I must listen to my inner voice to hear the wind song of the universe. I must use courage, freedom and skill if I want to use this energy towards a meaningful achievement.
#magpietarots30days #tarotchallenge #awareness #honouringancestors #tarotmessages #tarot #lúnasabotanicals


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No filter needed. I wanted to cook a meal to honour my ancestors, and my shoulder of lamb with bay and thyme and mash of nine sorts turned out beautifully #witchesofinstagram #kitchenwitch #kitchenwitchery #witcheskitchen #honouringancestors #dinner


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An alter for honouring. Perhaps you’ve noticed things feel a little sticky or difficult right now. It’s natural. Look outside. The last of the leaves are hanging on. It’s time to let go. But first we must see what to let go of. 🖤
A good time to honour those who have let go of it all... our ancestors who have passed. 🖤
The old Celtics called this time Samhain and we do our version of ceremony - Halloween. But whether or not you relate to old traditions or not we are all living parts of nature... and right now she is showing us about letting go. I wish you much grace in this time.... it’s not always the easiest but when we can release ourselves to it we will find beauty there. 🖤
The white bones you see on this alter are something I’m super excited about... they are a rabbit bone I recently had molded and casted. One of the elements of my upcoming Grief Companion collection. 🖤
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#alter #greif #samhain #bones #moodygrams #fallmood #honouringancestors #mandala #samhainaltar


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Today I take many moments to slow down and stop.
I am quite, I let my mind wander aimlessly down memory lanes.
And I breathe in silence.
I close my eyes.
I smile.
I cry.
Some moments I am desperate and inconsolable.
Most of all I Thank You. "When you were born
The earth became your body
The stone became your bone
The sea became your blood
The sun became your eye
The moon became your mind
The wind became your breath

When you passed to the otherworld
Your breath became the wind
Your mind became the moon
Your eye became the sun
Your blood became the sea
Your bone became the stone
Your body became the earth

When we were born,you did the same for us: You called forth the earth and the rocks; the sea arose and the sun descended. The moon shone down and the winds sang.
For those who came after,we shall do as you did for us, when we are gone,we shall do as you did before.

Ancestors, we honour you"

#honouringancestors#goodfriendswehadgoodfriendswelost#heavyhart#happymemories#gratefulandbroken#thanksforcoming#allthatis


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Notre cimtière fleuri aujourd'hui pour la Toussaint.
Our cemetery has been decorated eith flowers today for All Saints' Day.
#allsaintsday #toussaint #chrysanthemum #chrysanthème #religiousholiday #joursferiés #cemetery #cimetière #flowers #fleurs #religioussymbols #symbolesreligieux #honouringancestors #honorerlesancêtres


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VVITCH
A witch is more than a woman, she is a woman who can tap into, hear, see & listen the heart pulse of the earth, the animals, her fellow sisters & brothers. She is the spiritual mother of a tribe, she represents the spiritual mother archetype in every-one so that when people forget to mother their own souls they go to her & they remember. They are many roles & archetypes to play on earth to work as an efficient eco-system. But long ago the spiritual mother was brutally murdered and killed over and over again. Since then the earth has never been the same. In her dissapearance, humans have suffered so much, mental illness, suicide, animals becoming instinct, natural disasters, these are all cries from the living - the cry for the spiritual mother. But she is returning, strongly through women, but also in men as men have an equally important role to work with her & protect her.
Often what people dont realise is that Halloween is actually making a joke out of the muder of the spiritual mother, we have disfigured her face from wild & beautiful to ugly & scary... labeled her as evil, a worshipper of the devil simply because she was unafraid of the dark. The truth is that this is not over. This abuse is still happening. Some women feel the abuse psycho-somatically... energetically... and others are still dealing with being being hunted down & abused physically for no damn reason other than energetically representing the archetype. Witch Hunting still exists. The way it exists has shape shifted for many of us, particularly in more fortunate countries in the west. But literal witch hunting like what we read & hear of in history is still happening in countries such as Guatemala. Here in the UK the hunting has changed its costume. It had been diluted. We are made fun of for being spiritual. A lot of people are afraid of coming out of the spiritual closet or living a more spirirual life. Why? Cant you see why? Can you not see the ripple effect of the mass murder of your ancestors for being fucking magic, There’s a valid reason for being afraid to be magic. Both for women and men... (continued in comments)


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Solitary Samhain ritual honouring my Ancestors and offering gifts to the Good Neighbours. 🍁

I found a beautiful piece of writing that I recited... May a good vision catch me
May a benevolent vision take hold of me,
and move me
May a deep and full vision come over me,
and burst open around me
May a luminous vision inform me, enfold me,
May I awaken into the story that surrounds,
May I awaken into the beautiful story.
May the wondrous story find me;
May the wildness that makes beauty arise
between two lovers
arise beautifully between my body and the
body of this land,
between my flesh and the flesh of this earth,
here and now,
on this day,
May I taste something sacred. - David Abram

#samhain #samhainblessings #goodneighbors #honouringancestors


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Samhain ritual...honouring my ancestors. Very emotional but so lovely to start in the dark then be in so much pretty candlelight. I also put an offering of dog food outside in rememberence of past pets (I didn't have dogs, but it's safe for wildlife to eat) #samhain #honouringancestors


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As ever at Halloween, I think of my long departed ‘River’ Grandma, as she was known (she had lived by the Euphrates, Tigris and Thames!) Her birthday was on Samhain. I take after her in many ways and used to enjoy spending time with her. Every now and then she would read my palms to see how they were changing. I’d love to be able to sit with her again and chew the fat. #honouringancestors #samhain #halloween #winter #oldbook #grandmasbook #palmreading #grandma #riverdweller #euphrates #tigris #thames #ancestors #newyork #permabooks #bookstokeep #litzkaraymond #howtoreadpalms


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Samhain, All Hallows Eve, Halloween , Day of the dead today is celebrated by many different cultures and faiths in many different ways. For me it’s the new year , it’s the time when the veil between life and death is at the thinnest. Time to honour the ancestors and all those loved ones passed on. I will do so with a simple candle placed in my window to show them the way home. Blessed Samhain to all xxx #pagan #witchy #honouringancestors #samhain #samhainevening #samhainblessings #blessedsamhain #witchesofinstagram #witchyways #witchlife


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~Invoking Goddess Hella of the Underworld~

As we celebrate the #witchesnewyear and open up to the thinning veil I like to honour #hella the Norse goddess of the underworld bringing light to the darkness as the veil thins between all worlds and time. Lighting our current paths while honouring those who walked before us and who stood by us in this life time and others.

“Dark-Caped one of demise
Shadow - faced Hella of old,
You are the greeter,
The namer,
The destroyer.”

“Warden of Baldr,
Killer of kings,
Leader of armies,
You are giantess,
Goddess
And Queen.”

“Yet your love is inescapable
In your whisperings.
And I feel the warmth of your arms
Encircle my body.”

“Hella, Godess of Old,
Ancient One,
Dark Queen,
Help me to accept my fate,
To change with grace,
And transform my soul.”
~ Michelle Skye



📸 @50ftqueeni


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Preparing for Samhain celebrations tonight.
Testing out our little brass Scottish cauldron as an incense burner which we found in a dusty corner of a charity shop a few years ago. It's burning the divine Cerridwen incense from Star Child and making the house smell wonderful.
And I finally got around to making a few Outlander Druid lanterns (because how can I resist the imagery of druids, standing stones and samhuinn sunrises?!). We're experimenting with with them at the moment as we want to somehow rig a few up permanently outdoors to be filled with fairy lights around the herb garden.
Now to bake a traditional Irish Samhain/soul divination cake and carve the home grown pumpkin. .
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#samhain #samhuinn #halloween #allhallowseve #traditional #traditionalrecipe #rowanberries #awelshwitch #witchybooks #outlander #outlanderstarz #danceofthedruids #druidlantern #druid #cauldron #scottishcauldron #cerridwen #starchildglastonbury #soulcake #samhaincake #witch #paganfestival #pagansofinstagram #honouringancestors #incense


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31st October - 1st November: Hallowe’en, Samhain (Old Irish), Nos Galan Gaeaf (modern Welsh) "In Wales, October 31st is an Ysbrydnos, a spirit night, when the ‘veil’ is at its thinnest, allowing spirits to cross between worlds. We are able to ‘see’ more clearly; you may feel the presence of friends, family, loved ones and ancestors who’ve passed over. This is not a morbid festival, but a celebration of remembering, honouring and showing respect, particularly to our ancestors"

An excerpt from the article "Essences and the Wheel of the Year: A Deepening into the Seasons" by Lily Ayre @elementalefflorescence which contains essence recommendations, rituals and self-reflection exercises to enjoy at this sacred time.

Issue 5 out now. Link in bio. #emagazine #onlinereading #naturelovers #ritual #samhain #halloween #floweressences #vibrationalessences #soulmedicine #thinningoftheveils #autumn #celebratinglife #honouringancestors


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Fire red, summer’s dead
Yet it shall return
Clear and bright, in the night
Burn fire burn

Dance the ring, luck to bring
When the year’s a-turning
Chant the rhyme at summer’s time
When the fire’s Burning

Fire glow, vision show
Of the heart’s desire
When the spell’s chanted well
Of the witching fire

Dance the ring, luck to bring
When the year’s a-turning
Chant the rhyme at summer’s time
When the fire’s Burning

Fire spark, when night’s are dark
Makes our winter’s mirth
Red leaves fall, Earth takes all
Brings them to rebirth

Dance the ring, luck to bring
When the year’s a-turning
Chant the rhyme at summer’s time
When the fire’s Burning

Fire fair, Earth and air
And the heaven’s rain
And blessed be, and so may we
At Hallows-tide again

Dance the ring, luck to bring
When the year’s a-turning
Chant the rhyme at summer’s time
When the fire’s Burning

#samhain #veilthins #altar #eclecticwitch #ukwitches #witchyvibes #honouringancestors #pagan #witch #witchesofinstagram #druid #druwitch #magic #theoldways #natureismychurch


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Samhain blessings.
Here's my Instagram offering for you.
A part of a poem I wrote six years ago, and this beautiful aboriginal art of ancestor spirits.

#samhainblessings #honouringancestors #paganfamilies #pagan


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It's said that the veil between worlds becomes thinner on this eve. So tonight we'll be attending a soul medicine journey for ancestral connection with @saraspaceinbetween and special guests @christiandimarcomusic and @thomasbrooke_photo
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We are all a product of our ancestors’ journeys and experiences so there is much we can learn about ourselves from connecting in with them.
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In our Japanese lineage we connect with and honour the spirits of our ancestors during *Obon* (お盆) in mid-August. It is said that at this time, our ancestors spirits visit us at the ancestral home and we celebrate this reunion with dancing and festivities.
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How do you celebrate?


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It’s almost the eve of Samhain ~ Summers End ~ Celtic New Year ~ Modern day Halloween and things are starting to feel a little festive in our nest on this chilly Autumnal day 🎃🍁🍂
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#lastharvest #summersend #Samhain #celticnewyear #honouringancestors #oldways #witchyways #paganism #naturespirit #allhallowseve #fairytale #hearth #autumnmagic #enchantment


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The veil is thin and so is my skin feeling it a lot ....
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#mondaymotivation #photocollage #moonscape #veil #transparent #slowliving #honouringancestors


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My two Halloween trees that have been up and decorated since 30th sept! 😝🎃👻🧙🏻‍♀️#home #decor #halloween #samhain #newyear #pumpkin #witchesofinstagram #witchyways #pagan #ritual #spooky #honouringancestors #ancestors #positivevibes #dayofthedead


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