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The Big Kahuna of Fright
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I may have asked this before, years ago, but do we have any practicing Witches in our group?

If so, what are YOUR plans for our favourite night?
 

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I don't consider myself Wiccan either. I go more of the traditional witch route.

I engage in the typical Halloween activities, but there are also things I do for myself. I light a candle and put it in my window to guide any lost souls, and I believe any candles lit, even in pumpkins, keep the negative spirits away, so I do not blow them out. I also sometimes practice divination on that night, giving tarot readings to close friends and family.

Oh, and this year I want to try carving a turnip!
 

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Lady Of The Lake
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I am not Wiccan but an Eclectic Pagan. A Solitary Witch. I'm fairly new to my journey. I think this thread never goes very far because people get nervous talking about religion. People get offended so easily. I'd love for you guys to post some of your favorite web sites or books on this subject.
 

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Wisp in the Mist
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Eclectic pagan here, non-practicing because most of my belongings are still in storage in another state, and I'm too cheap to buy new stuff. I also don't have alone time, with exception to about 30 minutes to an hour when everyone else is in bed at night. I would like to begin practicing again, though.

I have about 22 years experience, and used to have quite a library. I really only rely on two sources now, though. (Agrippa, and I love all of Judika Isles' books)

I see that I didn't fully answer the original question. I celebrate Halloween, and I don't do much for Samhain. Like others, I use it for divination (although I do that often at other times too), connecting with the departed that I've known, and I do not blow out my candles, either. In fact, I even left my battery operated JoL lights on until the batteries wore out. ;) It's not quite the same, but I couldn't bear to turn them off, honestly.

Samhain doesn't always fall on October 31st, because it's a solar holiday (sun at 15 degrees Scorpio).
 

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Kitchen/Green Witch
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I would consider myself to follow mostly Pagan beliefs, but I do not label myself as or practice any one specific type of it's many branch religions. I am open to many beliefs. Wicca is a Pagan religion, and so I do follow some aspects of it, but I am not Wiccan. Most of my family members that follow these beliefs just say Pagan...or, some simply call us all witches, lol. Though I have family members who practice, we are all mostly solitary practitioners. I don't heavily practice, though, it's more just always there for me, a part of me. I do practice in small ways, though, when I feel the need to.
For me, basically, I follow a Pagan belief system in all of it's Earth following and practicing ways. It's all about nature for me.

For Halloween, I generally celebrate it as normal...but I do add in some Pagan traditions for both Halloween and Samhain. For example, like others above, I leave my Jack-o-Lanterns lit all night, if possible, on Halloween night. I light a candle for the dead, usually placed in a western window. I love to have small bonfires and if I can't have a fire, for some reason, I light many candles indoors. I always have fresh apples, apple baked treats, and/or apple ciders and drinks of some sort. Halloween night is a good time for spells and divination, too...some of my family members take advantage of this...I always want to, but never have much time. On Halloween night, after ToT is over, I love to just go outside in the quiet, breathe in the crisp night air and watch the moon while sitting amongst my lit Jack-o-Lanterns. You can just feel the magic and power in the air on Halloween night...
There are other small things I do, too, but mostly just the normal stuff like I wrote above.
 

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I am not pagan or wiccan but I do know what you mean witchykitty about just being in the night. I love the 'feel' of that night, it is like no other. In my spiritual life I have learned of the thinness of the veil during certain times, I feel that intensely on Halloween night.
Thanks so much for sharing, I appreciate it.
 
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