Friday 27 October 2023

Wheel of the Year Altars: My Ancestor Altar for Samhain

Here's my ancestor altar for Samhain, the festival celebrated by modern pagans to honour loved ones who have passed. On the altar I put old photographs of my parents, my grandma and the cat I owned when I was a child. 

Altars are good ways to mark the turning of the seasons and the Wheel of the Year. They don't have to be big. This one is on top of the fireplace in my witchy room. On it I always have small statues of deities but the other things change. It can have seasonal flowers, candles of an appropriate colour and other things such as small pictures or photographs.

I'm sharing this picture on the day my new book is published: Pagan Portals - Rounding the Wheel of the Year. It covers things to do to celebrate the changing seasons including folklore, customs, magic, ritual and crafts. 

This morning I'm doing a free online talk to mark the launch. It will be on Facebook Live, but the recording will be put on my YouTube channel afterwards. I'll be reading from the book, chatting and answering questions. It's 10am for the live event, but will be available for watching later too. You can find it here:

Copies of Rounding the Wheel of the Year can be found at my publisher Moon Books: 

They can also be bought from Treadwell's bookshop at 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London, or ordered online from Waterstones and Amazon(Note: I earn commission from advertisers for some links. This helps support my blog at no extra cost to those who read my posts.)

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