Samhain – Flasback 2005

“Samhain means “summer’s end” in Gaelic, and for many Witches it is also New Year. Traditionally, tonight is the time when the veil between the worlds is thinnest. This means that one can move more easily from other planes – from ghost to gods, It also means that divination is very effective on this night.

If you have no other plans, take out a tarot deck and ask the question, “What will my life be like in the coming year?” Or, you and a friend could try the Ouija board. Sit facing each other in straight-back chairs. Balance the board on both your knees. Each of you puts one hand on the planchette. After a while, it will begin to move of its own accord. Note the letters it moves to, and see what it spells out. You may need to keep at it for a while; its usually nonsense at first. If you don’t have a Ouija board, you can improvise on by writing the letters of the alphabet and the numbers 1 through 0 out on separate pieces of paper (3×5 cards cut in half work well). Arrange these in a circle on a table. Turn a small glass upside down and use it as you would the plancheete.”

Copyright Magenta Griffith Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2005 Page 115