I’m of the mind that the dead are present in various forms all year round. But now is the season when we think about them the most, probably with good reason.
Many traditions believe that the veils (a metaphor describing the separation between this world and the next – or others) become thinner not at just this time of the year, but at another as well. This second instance would be in the time-frame of Beltane, which is opposite on the wheel of the year -if you follow that model. That may seem odd, but it’s really not if you think about it.
Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/tempest/2017/10/samhain-thoughts-4-ways-work-dead.html#io051duDqG0jE2DK.99