Nov 11, 2006
Much of what so many of us did at Samhain was to honor and reach out to those who have crossed over to the other side of the veil. But what about the rest of the year? Surely we don't only miss them and honor them one day a year!
There is an old saying: "There is nothing new under the sun." That seems to be especially true where spirituality is concerned. Find any spiritual or religious practice, and you will find that its current practitioners "borrowed" it from someone else's tradition. Follow the history of that tradition, and you'll see that they learned it from yet someone else's tradition - and so on through history until you finally reach a point where you run out of records and even folklore.
And this gives us something that we can do to reach across the veil the rest of the year if there is reason to and it is appropriate - and to help the people on the other side reach out to us. The veil may thicken, but it does not become a brick wall!
Of course, the common rules of common sense, reasonableness, and the like do apply.
And with this, we can begin to look at some of the secrets which have been waiting for us.