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"Samhain Candles"

Change enables growth and development. In a time where confusion and disharmony have taken on full societal force, what better opportunity to strengthen your fundamental intentions and reflect on the year than Samhain (Celtic for "Summers end").

 

Marking the final days of harvest, Samhain (pronounced "sow-in") is known to most as Halloween. In the Gaelic year, it represents one of the two doorways, where Beltane is the "light" and Samhain is the "dark". We like to honor it as an otherworldly shift entering into darker days. Light is lost as we turn back the clocks and welcome that cool blanket of stillness with gatherings of symbolic festive gestures like pumpkins and apples.

 

Candles hold great significance during this time of year. Their flames convey a persons inner light by providing passageways for prayers, wishes and desires to be easily received. By lighting with intention a candles energy is given a purpose and can illuminate your heart from any burdens.

 

On the night of Samhain (Oct. 31), the veil is thinnest between our world and the afterlife making it easier to communicate with those who have passed. A single candle can be lit and left in the window to guide lost loved ones home.

 

For us, this mesmerizing Sabbat represents more than the changing season, it embodies our very brand by symbolizing ethereal unions and the supreme influence of invocation.