Tag Archives: Samhain

Band on the Run

First, you must stand in a pit up to your knees, and with only a hazel wand for defense, fend off the spears of nine warriors standing at a distance of nine ridges of land. Next, you must escape the … Continue reading

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Bed-Head

At the age of four, I awoke from a bizarre dream. A human skull bounced into my room – much like a basketball – and got me out of bed with an invitation to join it and its friends in … Continue reading

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The Cult of the Dead

At this time of year when the door to the Otherworld is flung open, I felt it would be appropriate to examine Gaelic customs regarding the dead, along with the more ancient Celtic customs from which they stemmed.  The reverence … Continue reading

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