I have had an amazing Samhain time. I wanted to share it with everyone!!
Awesome Experience #1
I received an awesome reading from someone @ Sacred Mists. Here is the reading. Wow. She has the gift.
A Reading For You
Posted by: Golden Eagle
On: 10-28-2018 03:01 PM
((((((((((((((((((Spiderwitch)))))))))))))))) Thanks so much for allowing me to do a reading for you, please keep in mind, I never know who is going to show up, ok, on with the reading………….
Dark Tunnel, undeground, two lanes of traffic going in one direction, two lanes of traffic going in the other direction, tons of cars, bumper to bumper, lights placed every few feet, such busy traffic, must be rush hour, reminds me of the Lincoln Tunnel in Mid Town Manhattan……., all of a sudden…there is a blackout, not lights in tunnel, other than headlights beaming against the dark walls of the tunnel……darkness everywhere………finally daylight…….visualizing a steam locomotive coming out of a tunnel, smoke rising from engine stack, i can see wheels of this locomotive spinning and turning and chugging along, with wooden cars attached to it……….i am seeing midtown manhattan, maybe in the 1930’s, depression era……antique cars moving along…..tough times………lincoln tunnel was finished in 1937…..so this was Manhattan in 1937…….diesel locomotives did not come into use until the 1950’s, sensing your ancestors lived and worked here at one time…….garme
nt district…skilled seamstress and tradesman……..somehow or other your roots lie here, at least part of your roots……..sensing a tragic death in the family…that changed everything…..death was sudden and unexpected……black wreaths…….i am seeing a steamship, leaving new york harbour, smoke coming out of its stacks………looking for a new place to live and work…..new york was past tense now………an elderly woman, with a cute name, dottie, betsy…….not sure, looks up at me…..”please tell her to be prepared, do not take loved ones for granted, tell folks you love them, every day you can and care for each other, joy yourself while you can, you never know what is going to happen” “all that time you thought you had, is taken away, suddenly, it is all gone.”
Prohibition, Bootlegging, Speak Easys…….was a way of life for some, that ended in the early 1930’s……new line of work had to be found…….I am sensing your relatives went back to the old country for awhile to regroup and then they came back to this country in better shape and settled in PA, NJ and UpState New York…….Albany area……they scattered all over the place…………they all reinvented themselves and learned various trades…….they were all very skilled workers who found different trades to earn a living……….Peter, Joseph, Big Al, Joey, Francis, Paula, Josie, Jessie…….Frank…….some names that come to mind………cousins all over the place……..
So far this reading is more like Ancestory.Com lol I am just writing this stuff down, hopefully it makes some sense to you……….
There is a Grandma that wants to chime in, she told me enough of the history lesson here, this poor girl wants to connect with someone and you are giving her a history of manhattan lol “Tell her, I love her very much and is always looking after her, seeing what she is doing and trying to help when I can or am allowed to do” Your grandma has a beautiful smile, her eyes are alive with excitement, and there is a familiar scent about her, lilac…flowery kind of scent………she is short and strong……wavy black hair……greenish color eyes?? pretty nose, just right for her face….hard to put into words…….she is a beautiful lady…….with a heart of gold…..so generous……she loves to laugh and have a good time, she used to get into all kinds of trouble when she was a kid……
An older gentleman, fragile, tall but stooped over a bit, wears a cap with brim in the front, big hands, wonderful, gentle smile, bifocals, small mouth…sort of gangley, wasn’t always this way, age took its toll on him, moves now with a slight shuffle of his feet……”He loves you so very much, looks like a grandpa here…….or uncle…not sure…..”he wants to give you a big hugggggggggggss and let you know he is okay and that he is also looking out for you as well”….trying to get his name….Herman or Fred?? it is not clear…..
Finally, hearing gospel singers, small church, nicely lit up, snow and dark outside, very very cold…but nice and warm and toasty inside this tiny rural church, such love and warmth inside, folks are so friendly….come in from the cold……and find your roots, reunite with your past, seek them out and you will find peace and happiness and joy…accept who you are, where you came from and take what you need out….there is plenty of love and peace to go around…….you will become whole again……..
Hopefully you can figure out what this jumble of a reading is all about……these images and visions, kept jumping out at me……sensing there are many sides to your past and not always the obvious ones, there are things and people you are not aware of, they make up who you are, maybe a little digging will reveal more than you realize……..
Thank you so much for allowing me to do a reading for you, I am honored you have come to us for this. Any Feedback you can provide would be greatly appreciated, a fair exchange for the service provided…huggggggggggggss
Posted by: Spiderwitch
On: 10-28-2018 08:25 PM
Greetings Golden Eagle,
Wow. I am wowed. I am amazed. I don’t know about New York or Manhattan but I would not be surprised. Maybe the elderly dark lady was my dad’s grandmother. Alfred Timmons was my grandfather. He died of a heart attack. We were all shaken by it. I loved him dearly. He lived in a rural town and was born there. I spent tons of time there. That must have been what you are seeing. He was a real gentleman and humanitarian. The rural town could have been what you sensed. There is a church but they weren’t really churchgoers. We did spend most of the time in a lovely home we all helped build. I am not surprised his spirit would come forward. My grandparents did have to get through the Depression Era and it wasn’t easy.
You were accurate. Blessings and Thank you so much for the reading. It is a comfort. Blessings Thank you Spiderwitch
Awesome Experience #2
Last night I threw a party, a Samhain Soiree. My Mom helped me to get ready for it- which I am grateful for. She helped with laundry, dishes, the garbage, the food spread. Btw, I baked barmbrack bread, 2 loaves of pumpkin bread, chocolate frosted cupcakes, chocolate cake and made cider. I like the recipe for cider from Silver Ravenwolf. Yup it is always so potent and delicious. And who can argue with cider? not me. Mmmmmmm
Before I knew it, a guest arrived and we were all seated in my kitchen, talking. Everyone munched on roasted seeds, chocolate cake, and sipped cider. I enjoyed the pumpkin bread. I had worked hard baking, decorating and cleaning. I carved a pumpkin too. Then my Mom left and my neighbors arrived. We all sat down again and talked. My neighbors brought wine and a case of beer. Wow. I have nice neighbors where I live. I had Halloween black plastic plates, and Halloween themed napkins but they didn’t use them. I had set up my kitchen to be as decorated as it could be. I set down Halloween themed printed fabrics and my huge cauldron ( I am serious, it’s big,) my broom, my goth tree. Bats, skulls and spiders added a creepy spooky feel. I had a good time and I think everyone else did too.
Before I knew it, the party was over. I tided a little and collapsed in my bed after all that hard work. I have enough baked goods left over to feed an army. I still have cider and beer. Yeah now I love kitchen parties. It is better than being in a club and screaming to be heard. Way better. That is the way witches probably had fun way back when anyway- at home in their kitchens.
The cider making and pumpkin carving and baking are traditions of mine. I do that every year. I like traditions. I still have to go to the Public Rit, the SM Samhain Rit and perform my own Rit. Oy me bored? Nahhhhhh
Awesome Experience #3
Yesterday I attended the local Samhain Rit. I meditated beforehand, got dressed up in my black wool cloak ( I was gifted), with my sheer spiderweb cape on top of that, my pentacle jewellry, my witch boots, my medieval gown that laces up the front, and my witch hat.
I was dressed to the nines ( in my opinion), and after kissing kitty goodbye and painting my face up, I bused it downtown to the Ritual area.
I wore dark eye makeup around my eyes, white makeup on my face, and black lipstick. It’s Samhain, the time of death.
I arrived and greeted others who were their for the Rit as well. The leaders were setting up the tables replete with pumpkins, candles ( but of course), smudge, decorations and altar tools. It was freezing cold, windy and was spotting rain. The rain held out for most of the Rit.
When the tables were set up and the altars, we started the Ritual. We had a good turnout of a crowd. The Ritual was held on the Commons area- a large grassy field.
I shivered and decided to stay near the drummers which meant being near the fragrant smoke of the smudge and the candles which meant being warm. I love drumming. We sang, chanted and held hands and invited the spirits to join us for the Rit.
Part way through the Ritual, the people who had someone who had passed on before them were led through a sort of spiral dance and offered pumpkin seeds and wine. After that, we all joined them. Then the rest of the people except me and the drummers joined in the Spiral Dance. The flames danced in the wind, the smudge stick smoke wafted around and everyone’s enthusiasm waxed and rose in the air. But it got cold so the Elements were dismissed and the circle was opened. I felt great. Everyone hollered and cheered to the night. The rain pelted us and people slowly made their way home.
I joined my friend at Starbucks Cafe where we unthawed and sipped coffees. The Ritual went great, as it does every year.
I hope you all had a wonderful Samhain. Tonight I am performing my Ancestral Supper.
Blessings Spiderwitch– oh and the doctor told me today my foot is fully healed!!