Samhain Sabbat Box Theme Release • The Witches' Sabbath
• THE WITCHES' SABBATH •
As the last herbs dry above the fire and the late autumn vegetables sweeten in the earth before they are laid by the root cellar, we take stock. Not just what is needed for winter, but what has come before us and what may lie ahead. Now is the time to peer into the darkening world and face our fears, our anxieties, not forgetting what we have done and what we have yet to do.
Our goal with the Samhain Sabbat Box is to hopefully stimulate ideas and provide tools for you as you celebrate the Sabbath of the Witch, so spend some time taking stock. What do you have to work with? What did those who came before you leave you, in body and in spirit? What do you need for the trying times that may lay ahead? What hope can you see in the dark?
At Samhain the wheel of the year turns again and comes to an end of sorts (in fact, in some traditions, Samhain is considered the witches' new year). But every end is a beginning, and we, even in encroaching darkness, left with our thoughts and the gifts from our ancestors, should embrace hope. The fervent hope that light will return, the scales will again tip toward life, and we will flourish once again.
- Llyfr Glas