Threshold Invocation For
The Festival of Samhain
Stand at the open front door of your home
on Hallows/Samhain Eve, October 31,
after sunset, holding a lit candle dedicated
to the season. Recite this invocation:
Grandmother Wisdom, open the door,
Grandfather Council, come You in.
Let there be welcome to the ancient lore,
Let there be welcome to the Winter of the Year.
In cold and darkness, You are traveling,
Under crystal skies You will arrive.
May the blessed time of Samhain (Hallows)
Clarify the soul of all beings,
Bringing joy and wisdom to revelation.
From the depths to the heights,
From the heights to the depths,
In the cave of every soul.
(invocation by Caitlin Matthews,
from Celtic Devotional, Daily Prayers & Blessings)
Make a libation of spiced, sweet apple cider
and an offering of apple cake to the Spirits of
the Land, your Ancestors, and the Goddesses.
Blessings dark and deep!