Here are a bunch of links that will take you to how we in the Southern Hemisphere celebrate Samhain. There are Samhain Crafts, Samhain Recipes (But don’t miss All Souls Day Bread on Day 7!). Some links are to Northern Hemispherean sites, but they have crafts, ritual themes and other interesting information!
Oh and to keep you updated on my 7 days of Samhain outside the blogosphere, tonight I’m working with the Crone Baba Yaga, who I’ve worked with on previous occasions. She is a the great initiatrix who crushes us in her mortar and pestle in order for us to be reborn, renewed and healed. Her mythology also acts as a symbolic construction of Fear, and confronting it within her hut in order to learn
Oogie Boogie man– no Halloween or Samhain could be complete without a some spooky boogie man, so Oogie is here to brighten up your nights
Samhain Pumpkin decorations – Eh for us goths these will make cute kitchen decorations all year round 😉
Monster Face Cup cozies– because who can go through the dark half of the year without out some spooky faces peeking at us while we drink Hot chocolate and coffee!
Pumpkin Scarecrow protection craft– A wonderful Autumn Craft!
Spider web coasters– Add some spook to your home, during the darker months with these coasters
Voodoo dolls– These make excellent gifts, so start making them before Yule, You could even make more Halloweeny type ones out of orange and black felt! Voodoo dolls are quite potent symbols for our psyches during this time of year, so embrace them!
Dangly Bats DIY– Add some bats to your wall to honour the sacred symbol of initiation, transition and facing fears
A rite for a dead bird- For many Samhain is a time to honour loved ones who have passed on, here is a simple rite for small pets
Prayer for Marmalade– This time of year is a time of remembrance, here is a prayer I wrote for my cat while her condition was getting worse.
Pumpkin Soup for the Soul– A quick easy Autumn dish
Prosperity Pumpkin Raisin Muffin Loaf- A delightful treat from Silver Ravenwolf
Early Autumn Cheer – Well although Winter is here who says we cannot add cheer to our lives? This is coffee.
Three types of Terror- A quote from Stephen King, Horror writer extraordinaire!
My father– More about remembrance through Ancestor Veneration
The Cauldron– A tiny bit on the cauldron and its symbolism which is often used at Samhain
A favourite Pagan Holiday-A short post on Samhain
Spirits of the Dead incense– made for Samhain 2010
From around the Web:
Handmade Heating Pad With the days getting colder, here is a lovely craft from Amy Brinager to keep you warm
Sleep and protection Bags Confessions of a Pagan soccer mom
Some Halloween Decoration from Confessions of a pagan Soccer mom
Samhain in the Southern Hemisphere
Halloween South Africa some of what is said in here is laughable but it shows that religious prejudice is well and alive, the now famous hot cross bun being labelled Halaal is a more recent example.
A nostalgic Halloween– a blog all about Halloween
Frog on the pumpkin– Someone else with a Halloween obsession
365 Days of Halloween– The famous Tumblr blog
Goddesses for Samhain more from Confessions
Correspondences for Halloween– Geared toward the Northern Hemisphere but many of the things are still relevant.