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Halloween : Customs, Recipes and Spells - Silver Ravenwolf

Halloween

Customs, Recipes and Spells

Paperback Published: 8th September 1999
ISBN: 9781567187199
Number Of Pages: 209

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Witches’ hats and harvest moon
Ghosts that dance to haunted tune
Apples, goodies, food galore
Halloween has this and more!

Just where did the autumn gaiety begin? Let Silver RavenWolf guide you through the cobwebby corners of time to uncover the history behind Halloween. Honor the spirit of this hallowed harvest holiday with:

Halloween magick: Prosperity Pumpkin Spell, Corn Husk Dolly, Solitary Harvest Moon Ritual
Magickal goodies: Candied Love Apples, Witches’ Brew, Sugar Snakes in Graveyard Dust
Halloween myths and superstitions: black cats, scarecrows, pitchforks, witches, ghosts, and haints
Divination: Circle of Ashes and Stones, Magick Mirrors, Apple, Pumpkin Seed, and Water Divination
Rituals to Honor the Dead: The Dumb Supper, Samhain Fire, Soul Lights, Spirit Rattles and Spirit Bowls

 

 

 

Introductionp. xvii
The Search For Halloweenp. 1
The Wild Hunt
Paleopagan Practices
The Celts
The Druids
A Fly-By of Ancient Rome
The Growth of Christianity
The Witches
The Burning Times
All Saints' Day, All Souls' Day, All Hallow's Eve, Hallowmas
The American Halloween
Short Hop to Virginia
A Tour of Colonial Pennsylvania
The Other Colonies
Early American Halloween
The Great Potato Famine of Ireland
The Victorian Halloween
An American Halloween in the Twentieth Century
World War II Halloween
Halloween--The Last Fifty Years
The Halloween Battle
Halloween Murder
Halloween is Healthy
"Any Halloween?"--Halloween Collectibles
Summary
Halloween customs and Traditionsp. 37
The Jack-o'-Lantern
Trick-or-Treating Night
Bonfires, Fireworks, and Halloween Processions
Masks and Costumes
The Southern Influence on Halloween
Switching Holidays
Halloween Symbols and Superstitionsp. 53
Black Cats
The Pitchfork
Scarecrows, Corn Dollies, and Snigging the Cailleach
Skeletons and the Mexican Day of the Dead
Ghosts and Haints
Witches
Vampires and Bats
Werewolves
Superstitions
Summary
Halloween Divinationsp. 71
The Casting of Lots
Yes/No Stones
Circle of Ashes and Stones
Apple Divinations
Water Divinations
Nut Divinations
Pumpkin Seed Divinations for Solitaries or Parties
Contemporary Halloween Party Lots
Making a Magick Mirror
Making a Scrying Vehicle
Psychometry
Summary
Halloween in the Kitchenp. 99
General Ingredient Blessing
Cooking Blessing
Samhain Serving Blessing
All Souls' Day Bread Recipe
Pumpkin Bread
Harvest Pumpkin Pie
Divination Doughnuts
Green Man Cake
Prosperity Pumpkin Raisin Muffins
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Witches' Brew
Pumpkin Punch Bowl
Easy Enchanted Punch
Mozelle's Party Pumpkin
Angel's Dreams and Wishes Pumpkin
Candied Love Apples
Baked Harmony Apples
Frosted Grapes and Honeyed Apples
Roasted Corn on the Cob
Prosperity Popcorn Balls
Tuna Ghouls
Magickal Mice
Quick Ideas for Busy People
Witches' Flying Mix
Sugar Snakes in Graveyard Dust
Oranges and Peppermint Sticks
Halloween Magickp. 125
Love Apple Lights
The Love Apple Potion
Healing Love Pumpkin
Passion Pumpkin Dinner
Pumpkin Abundance Lights
Magick Harvest Seed Picture
Morgana's Blessing Incense
Jack-o'-Lantern Protection Totem
Halloween Reversing Negativity
Halloween Defense Spell
The Pumpkin Separation Spell
Samhain Protection Powder
Porch Protection Turnips
Autumn Conjuration
Halloween Pleasant Dream Sachets
Samhain House Blessing Potpourri
Halloween Wish Candle
Corn Husk Magick
Corn Husk Dolly
Halloween Charm Bags
Prosperity Pumpkin Spell
Solitary Harvest Moon Ritual
Summary
Suggested Reading List
Halloween: A Time to Honor the Deadp. 163
Talking to the Dead
They Can Hear You
What I didn't Get to Tell You
A Simple Ritual to Receive Answers from the Dead
Ancestral Altars
Offerings to the Dead
Prayer of Offering
Seven Day Samhain Vigil
The Dumb Supper
The Samhain Fire
Soul Lights
A Gift for the Dead
Spirit Rattles and Spirit Bowls
The Cauldron Wake
Solitary Samhain Ritual
The Crossing Ritual
Official Funeral of the Black Forest Clan
Current Druidic All Hallow's Practices
Summary
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9781567187199
ISBN-10: 1567187196
Series: Holiday
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 209
Published: 8th September 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 19.0  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.4