Samhain, the Pagan Sabbat called Halloween. Samhain is the middle point between fall equinox and winter solstice, the nights are getting darker now. Rest and Rejuvenate, Dream and Create, Plan and Recharge. We are given an opportunity to take the high road and not the low road. We are asked to step into our personal power as gracefully as we can. There is a surge about relying on yourself, on your knowledge, skills and tool set. You are having an opportunity to clear unneeded responsibilities and old karma.
Halloween, also referred to as All Hallows’ Eve, became a holiday observed on October 31. It initiates the season of Allhallowtide, which lasts for three days and concludes on “All Souls Day”. Halloween Celtic origins began as Samhain in ancient Britain and Ireland. It was considered the beginning of winter.
During Samhain festival, people believed souls, who had died would return to visit those they left behind and their homes. People set bonfires to ward off evil spirits, and they sometimes wore masks and other disguises to avoid being recognized by the ghosts. Many different characters were associated with this day as witches, hobgoblins, fairies, and demons.
dance to scary music and freeze when the music turns off
Everyone tells a scary story
Pass it on Ghost Story
Scary movies (age appropriate)
Go see the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”
Divination – Samhain is the beginning of the pagan year; Fire or Water Scrying – Tarot cards – Crystal Ball
Make masks and costumes (represents your alter ego for the next year)
Gather in a circle and express a desire and expel a fear
Chant or make wishes around a candle
Go trick or treating or have a party with friends
1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, melted 2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 2 cups cake flour, sifted 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
In a mixing bowl, combine vegetable oil, chocolate, and granulated sugar. Blend in eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt into oil mixture. Chill for several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Roll about a Tbsp. of dough into a ball. Drop balls into confectioner’s sugar, and roll until coated. Place balls about 2″ apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Hot Apple Cider
1 1/2 gallons apple cider 2 whole cinnamon sticks 5 cloves 1 large orange, sliced thin with peel left on 1/2 lemon, sliced thin with peel left on 1/2 cup sugar
In large pot, combine cider, cinnamon sticks, orange and lemon slices. Add sugar to taste. Heat thoroughly. Serve hot.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
1 1/2 cup softened butter 1 cup brown sugar or 1/2 cup honey 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup pureed pumpkin 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups oatmeal (grind rolled oats in a blender, but not into a flour) 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cloves 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Cream together butter and sugar (or honey). Beat in eggs. Mix in pumpkin and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, oatmeal, salt, soda, and spices. Add to the pumpkin mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts. Drop by teaspoonful onto a baking sheet and bake at 375° for 12 minutes.
2/3 cup shortening 1 tsp. nutmeg 2 2/3 cups sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 4 large eggs 2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. baking powder 3 1/3 cups flour 2/3 cup water 1 can Pumpkin 1/2 tsp. salt
Mix all the above ingredients together, pour into 2 loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes. Optional – add dates and nuts
The Full Harvest Moon (Native American) at 17* Pisces will culminate September 10, 2022 2:59am PST/ 5:59am EST (Farmers Almanac).
This Pisces Moon has asked us to quiet down and come back into our deeper self. Whether it be relaxing more, finding a hobby or reducing the worry, we are to find time for ourselves and reactivate. We’ve been in a fast paced world and being pulled in all directions. We are to look intently at what are blessings have been and be in gratitude. Even all the hard lessons, note what is good and kept you steady.
We have descendants, associates, or acquaintances who rose to help or squelch us. We sometimes lose our way, we’ve been trying to keep up with “what” “why” or “who”. We can sometimes feel unprepared in dealing with others addictive traits or neurotic patterns. Our self-esteem plummets low on the scale when others bring us into their idiosyncrasies, and our confidence is shattered time and time again. Love can evade us or takes us on merry rides, we have to get back on track. Find time for simple pleasure, take baths, meditate, get a massage, silence our minds, draw, paint, do alone things. Get yourself a good book or write in your journal. No complaining, only solutions and your genuine desires and goals. No need to reflect at this time. You’re being asked to search for your peaceful place, to find rejuvenation, to count and recount your blessings. You’re getting ready for a brighter future and to master the goals you set before yourself.
How to Gain a Calm Mind:
Embrace your Fear
Using a calm mind to burgeon into centered decisions
Using your Intuition: Using your intuition and psychic ability to move forward. Feeling good about the decisions you make. Knowing when wrong feelings happen they can indicate going in a wrong direction.
Initiate Talent or New Skills
Feel more Confident
Initiate Artistic Abilities
Meditation and Prayer
Release Criticism self or others
Listen to Hypnosis or Mind Programming
Take a walk
Take a bath
Turn off social media or phone
sentence+ for each question.
Write down a list of your Blessings:
Write down a list of Blessings you want now and for the future:
What are your hopes:
Are you calm when handling:
Where are you most riled up and not thinking clearly:
When Calm do you:
acceptance of others
Spend too much time on others and not yourself
Spend too much time on yourself and not on others
Forward movement toward positive activities
Forward movement toward negative activities
What have been your calmest moments regarding:
When creating calmness in your life what 5 things are you going to do daily:
Breathing deeply a few times a day
Drinking more water
Taking a walk
Writing in a Journal
Creating a solution
Saying nice things to people
Waving here or there to people
Enjoying a color
Complimenting your kids
What are you doing now
What job will you have next year
What job will you have in 5 years
What job will you have in 10 years
Do you stay with a career
Do you change careers often
Do you like jobs
Do you like responsibility
Do you like to be a boss
Are you a good boss
Are you a good employee
What makes you happy
When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up:
What is your career
What is your self confidence
What is your earning potential
What is your verve for life
Are you a winner
Are you sometimes winning
Are you winning yet losing
Are you losing but close to winning
What could make you win
What could make you content
___ Take time for calm thoughts and mindful fixes. Regenerate and Rejuvenate, create the healthy person you wish to be in the world. Activate to the blessings and miracles in your life.
——The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. ~ Carlos Santana
Lughnasadh is the harvest and reaping great rewards, it is also a day of feasting. Lugh, is the Celtic God of Light and this Pagan Sabbat is the midpoint between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox. Some bake a figure of the “corn god” in bread, and then symbolically sacrifice and eat it. The tradition of eating and sharing the first fruits, vegetables and grains of the season started with Lughnasadh in Ireland. In England, it became the medieval festival known as Lammas day. In keeping with the Lughnasadh tradition, the first grains were offered to the gods, the form of a baked loaf of bread. The loaf was blessed and cut into four pieces, with one piece placed in each corner of the home for good luck.
The non-sporting competitions in festivals were singing, dancing, poetry-reading and storytelling. Trial marriages were performed, couples would join hands through a hole in a slab of wood. The experimental marriage would last one year and a day, after which it was annulled without question.
Celtic festivals like Lughnasadh was an opportune time to make political, social and economic deals. All weapons and rivalry’s were laid down so the neighbors could get to know one another. Chieftains held important meetings, farmers would make trade agreements about crops or cattle for the coming season.
A common tradition of Celtic festivals were to visit holy wells. People would give offerings to the wells and decorate them with flowers and garlands, they could leave coins or clooties (cloth). They would walk around the well in a sun-wise direction praying to the Gods.
Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add broccoli and onion; cook and stir until broccoli is crisp-tender. Stir in greens and garlic; cook and stir 4-5 minutes longer or until greens are wilted. Unroll pastry sheet into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edge. Fill with broccoli mixture. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, milk, rosemary, salt and pepper. Stir in 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup Swiss cheese; pour over vegetables. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in broth; bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the cream, chicken, rice, mushrooms, pimientos and parsley; heat through. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
White Spaghetti Casserole
4 ounces spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces
1 large egg
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 can (2.8 ounces) french-fried onions, divided
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat egg. Add sour cream, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Drain spaghetti; add to egg mixture with Monterey Jack cheese, spinach and half of the onions. Pour into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated though. Top with remaining onions; return to the oven for 5 minutes or until onions are golden brown.
Pasta Pizza Skillet Casserole
8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 400°. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms, green pepper and onion; saute until tender. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm. Increase heat to medium-high. In same skillet, heat remaining oil. Spread pasta evenly in skillet to form a crust. Cook until lightly browned, 5-7 minutes. Turn crust onto a large plate. Reduce heat to medium; slide crust back into skillet. Top with pizza sauce, sauteed vegetables and olives; sprinkle with cheese and Italian seasoning. Bake until cheese is melted, 10-12 minutes.
Layered Fruit Salad
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
2/3 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
3 medium bananas, sliced
2 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 medium red grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
1 cup seedless red grapes
Place first 6 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Cool completely. Remove cinnamon stick. Layer fruit in a large glass bowl. Pour juice mixture over top. Refrigerate, covered, several hours.
5 cups fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 (15 ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
1 cup sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon sugar
Sprinkle berries with lemon juice; set aside.
Fit half of pastry in a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions.
Combine 1 cup sugar and next 3 ingredients; add to berries, stirring well.
Pour into pastry shell, and dot with butter.
Unfold remaining pastry on a lightly floured surface; roll gently with rolling pin to remove creases in pastry.
Place pastry over filling; seal and crimp edges.
Cut slits in top of crust to allow steam to escape.
Brush top of pastry with beaten egg, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar
Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until golden.
Cover edges with aluminum foil to prevent over browning, if necessary.
Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Lughnasadh or Lammas is a harvest festival. In other languages:
Irish – Lá Lúnasa
Welsh – Gwyl Awst (August Feast)
English – Apple Day (drinking Apple juice, Apple cider, or Mead
Lughnasadh Harvest Spell
sit down in the middle of a circle of candles (tealight)
Cup your hands ready to receive
Thank you Mother Earth and our Amazing Land
Thank you for the seeds creating the food
Thank the nourishment feeding everyone we love, Thank the Farmer for tending the crops
Thank the handlers to get the crops to market, Thank you for the market representatves
Thank you Food Preparers, Thankful for Food. Let us Pray. So Much to Be Thankful For
The Sustenence, the Healing, The nourishing and the nurturing. Blessed Be
There it was, the image of a young woman hung from the rafters. I knew it was a “witch hanging”, there were layers of petticoats and a dress with a white apron. A sweet young maiden, not a witch at all, she was a nurse and made medicines. Rigor mortis had set in and the feet were purple-black. I didn’t look at the face, I just saw the back of her. Her light brown hair cascading down her lifeless body.
I was in a Reiki session with Liz Young. I’d asked to “clear any lingering blocks from this life or past lives”. Liz lays her hands on me, and all of a sudden it’s like she’s using a strong commercial vaccum suction. I start seeing all these visions of men and women in precarious situations. I remind myself to get rid of the cellular residue of however I’m associated with all of it. The energy and odd items are floating off of me, like space debris and shooting past Liz. I’m in pain and wanting to cry out at times. But I keep telling myself “don’t scare Lizzie”.
I don’t stay with the hanging image, I don’t connect with the place or her name. I just go to the next inner movie, the next set of images and suffering that needs to be cleared. For me I realize it’s my need to release physical pain. I see these stoic, brave and courageous faces of myself in other incarnations, I may have found myself at wrong places and undesirable times, but my valor seems to be a running theme.
We’ve been having to deal with times of Covid. Every one in the world is changing their way of doing life and love. I listen to Hypnosis Mp3s every day, as a Hypnotherapist I know how important it is to keep our minds in a clear and progressive state. I’ve trained Liz as a hypnotist, and now I get to experience her Reiki session. I’m going to call her “Hoover Liz” from now on.
Don’t we all just want the blocks and issues to be sucked away into the ethers! Liz moves to a next area on my body, “touch me, don’t touch me… I steel myself to be ready”.
Then I feel someone attached to me, my ex-husband Dick Sutphen has been dead for a month, he loves my work. We worked together for 32 years. He’s nestled by me, I tell “Hoover Liz” I need to gently extract Dick. He’s asking to work with me, but he needs to do his heavenly process and I tell him, I’m sure we’ll be connected in the same “soul tribe” on the other side. You still have a lot of work to do. Visit me and our children in our dreamstates.
The next day I feel really refreshed. Thank You Liz.
Liz Young is visiting in California. She can do phone readings as well. Contact her: +1-727-470-4849 http://www.lizhealer.com
The gathering will be led by Cat & Tara. Both are Modern Mystics from opposites ends of the world. February 29 only happens once every 4 years, so on this day they will help you unlock the far reaching portal treasure within your inner sanctum. Valuable tools you may have never used yet in your lifetime will be revealed. These new implements will help you recreate your time and/or goals in any area you have been lacking or needing a boost.
Tara will lead you into a deep hypnotic meditation searching for the discovery, tool or missing piece of what you need.
Cat will help guide you to push aside the blocks holding you back to gain this discovery.
Within you is lightning fire, the deepest well, the strongest wind and solid sacred ground, it’s time to discover what is missing in you and how to activate your supernatural abilities.
You will learn about Sacred Space – where healing, ideas, inspiration and creativity are unlocked
You will learn how about ritual and ceremony – through ancient practices and how it tricks our stubborn ways to shift patterns to create new opportunities
Ancient energetic clearing techniques to shift emotions and boost the immune system
Activating Healers Hands
Opening the third eye through the Kawak ritual
Triggering cognitive abilities, mental action and acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses
Believing in You, Comprehending on a deeper level to access a better life
Come Join Us!
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Cat Faith – Romanian Shaman. She is a Modern Shaman, Health Educator, Teacher and Founder of the International platform “Do Good Academy”. She accesses a diverse spectrum of healing techniques, teaching the Spoken Ancient Shamanic Traditions and collaborating with tribes, healers, masters and teachers from all over the world. She introduces cutting edge practices in nutrition, biology and neuroscience. She also likes to assist people in breaking repetitive patterns, clearing past life imprints, deconstructing limiting beliefs, healing trauma, understanding dis-ease, soul loss and dealing with intrusive energies. Cat facilitates personalized transformational experiences and sacred journeys.
Cat Faith has been practicing energetic medicine since 2009, training in London and Romania. Cat is a graduate of Media Pro Journalism Bucharest and of Greenwich University in London where she received her MA degree in Business and Events Management. In 2015, she started “Do Good Academy”, a platform dedicated to health, growth, spiritual education and sustainability where she organizes large scale events, festivals and retreats, promoting international speakers who share their wisdom and teachings at a global level. In 2016, she received her certification as a Health Educator specializing in raw and living foods, from the world-renowned Hippocrates Health Institute in Palm Beach, Florida. She is based in Spain, Mallorca and travels in Europe and the world performing healing work, teaching and organizing workshops and retreats. Her website is http://www.cat-faith.com.
Tara Sutphen CHT
Tara Sutphen is a Master of the Mystic Arts. An Author, World Renown Psychic and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, she has authored books and she has been twice Grammy nominated. Tara is on the Radio with her show “Transformation with Tara” featured on CTRNetwork, Contact Talk Radio. She has created several lines of meditation Recordings, Mp3s and DVDs and the APP IHYPNOTHERAPY available on your iPhone|iPad. Tara specializes in Shamanistic techniques which teach you to utilize your psychic abilities at your highest possible level. Tara’s Brain-Mind and Goal Programming techniques have helped many become successful, find love, create better health, reach spiritual attunement, happiness, and even become famous and/or wealthy. Tara is well-known for her Channeling and Automatic Writing with her spirit guide, Abenda. Tara conducts and facilitates seminars and workshops all over the world. Over 200,000 people have attended a Sutphen Seminar, workshop, or retreat. http://www.tarainsight.com