Welcome to MotherHouse of the Goddess Samhainfest 2021!
For 2021, we are kicking off our first Samhainfest – a 13 day long celebration of Samhain and all that we love in this magickal time!
Join in Samhainfest 2021 by joining our MotherHouse Goddess Temple online space for free. You may join anytime!
Beginning on October 19, each day reveals a special Samhainfest offering to enhance your HolyDay observances. Included will be giveaways, an Instagram and Facebook challenge, special podcast editions, guided Goddess meditations, Goddess Almanac downloads for your grimoires, storytellings, practices, recipes, and more!
*Beginning Friday, 10/29/21, our pop-up Goddess Market opens and will be filled with gorgeous offerings AND giveaways! click here to join the Facebook Group
*SATURDAY, 10/20/21 is the MotherHouse Goddess Temple Samhain and is being led by the amazing women in my Priestess Training Program. Please join us at 2pm eastern on Saturday for our Community Samhain. The call info for ZOOM will be available in this space.
DAY 1 – GODDESS BOOK CHAT WITCHCAST EDITION
DAY 2 – GUIDED GODDESS MEDITATION TO THE HALL OF THE GODDESS HEL
DAY 3 – KITCHEN WITCHERY FOR SAMHAIN
DAY 4 – THE BELOVED DEAD IN MODERN MINOAN MYTH WITH PRIESTESS LAURA PERRY
DAY 5 – GUIDED MEDITATION TO BABA YAGA BY PRIESTESS BRANDI AUSET
DAY 6 – TASSEOLOGY – DIVINING WITH COFFEE AND TEA
DAY 7 – THE WHITE GANDER READ BY PRIESTESS MICHELLE BOXLEY
DAY 8 – SAMHAIN RITUAL RESOURCES
DAY 9 – WAYS TO CONNECT TO THE ANCESTORS
DAY 10 – DIVINATION MAGICK FOR SAMHAIN
DAY 11 – WITCHAST WITH PSYCHIC WITCH ROBERT ALVAREZ
DAY 12 – MOTHERHOUSE COMMUNITY SAMHAIN CELEBRATION
DAY 13 – GODDESS MEDITATION FOR SAMHAIN
Samhain is the beginning of the Celtic New Year, sometimes also called the Witch’s New Year, and falls on October 31. Traditionally, the night of All Hallow’s Eve is associated with veneration of the Ancestors, invitations to the Dark Mothers and liminal Goddesses, and a time when the veils between our world and the Otherworlds are considered to be at their thinnest.
Even in non-Pagan traditions, celebrations for the dead, including All Soul’s Day, All Saint’s Day, and Dia de los Muertos, are occurring at the same time. Going back to ancient times, the graves and final resting places of the dead would be decorated, including favorite foods and treasured objects of those who had passed, and families would spend a night (or several nights) in vigil at the burial place. Part of this was to honor the Ancestors and part of this was to appease the spirits of the dead so that they would not create negative energy, or even physical illnesses, in the living.
As we prepare for our own nights of worship and communion, we seek connection to our roots, our Ancestors – a remembrance, a glimpse, a whisper from those who have passed on. We honor their lives and gather in community to share and remember. We invoke the Liminal Goddesses to grant us safe passage on these wild, magickal nights and to allow messages through the thinning veils. Our offerings recognize these Goddesses and our loved ones who have passed into the embrace of the Dark Mothers.
We look forward to seeing you in Community for our inaugural Samhainfest!