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Why Death Is On The Minds Of Many Major Religions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.02.2014 | Religion

As his friends in Milwaukee don costumes for Halloween parties this weekend, 23-year-old Felipe Beltran will be observing a different tradition around...

Daily Meditation: All Souls

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

13 Songs to Get Witchy to on Halloween

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

For me, experiencing the richness of this season entails brewing spicy teas, gathering with other nature spirituality practitioners, meditating and listening to lots of witchy music.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Samhain

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.30.2014 | Religion

In late October and early November, many Pagans and Wiccans around the globe celebrate Samhain, believed to be an ancient Celtic festival in celebrati...

Here's The Spooky Truth About Halloween

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy

Candy and costumes, ghouls and goblins, tricks or treats. Halloween in a nutshell, right? NOT. SO. FAST. Sure, all of these elements embody modern...

Remembrance for the Witches

Annie Finch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Annie Finch

This year the cords are strong, and many days after Samhain I can still feel the ancestors' timeless spirits very near, vibrating and creating sweet light and wide perspective for me as I navigate the roughs and shallows of this complex and finite life.

A Disruptive and Inconvenient Realization

Teo Bishop | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Teo Bishop

Simply put, I'm feeling called back to the worship of God in Christ, and I can't deny it even if I wanted to.

So a Priest Attends a Seance...

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

Intrigued by the quirk factor, by the mystical quality of the place, I decided to go with a friend to a séance that was part of the festival, and before I go any further, I probably should say this: I didn't go with high hopes. I didn't really think a medium could communicate with the spirit world.

A Hindu Halloween Lament

Vineet Chander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Vineet Chander

Behind the compromises and negotiation of clashing cultures, there lie important questions about assimilation, accommodation, and appropriation; minority communities growing and evolving in a multi-faith world; the interplay of power, normativity, hegemony, and identity.

Celebrating Wicked: Samhain 2013

Grove Harris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Grove Harris

The 10th anniversary of mega-hit Broadway musical Wicked is in full swing this Samhain- perfect timing.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Samhain

Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion

Autumn has arrived, and with it comes the advent of Samhain, a Gaelic holiday celebrated by Pagans and Wiccans, which is the year's third and final ha...

PHOTOS: 10 Fire Festivals Around The World

Cheapflights | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

As clocks turn back and the days get shorter, peoples around the world strike their matches almost in unison.

Acts of Beauty and Compassion: Samhain 2012

Grove Harris | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
Grove Harris

I love being called to acts of beauty, which reminds me that we are making the future in this moment, and infusing it with beauty is actually incredibly practical. No matter how intense the challenge, we can respond with creativity.

Samhain: May The Silence Open Your Heart

Teo Bishop | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
Teo Bishop

In the silence of Samhain, the silence we choose for ourselves and that we incorporate into our observance of the High Day, we enter into deeper relationship with all that is and has been.

Poland's Bishops Say Halloween Is Harmful, Pagan

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion

WARSAW, Poland -- Some Catholic bishops in Poland say that Halloween is harmful because it promotes "diabolical" behavior and are asking believers not...

Samhain 2011: Celebrating Our Ancestors And The Earth

Grove Harris | Posted 12.31.2011 | Religion
Grove Harris

We are all going to die. Death is a transition into mystery, into spiritual realms, perhaps to feed ongoing life on earth, perhaps to journey further in spirit, perhaps both. Perhaps neither. It's a mystery.

Spooky Secrets: A Brief History of Halloween

Chris McGowan | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
Chris McGowan

Halloween no longer retains the sense of awe and wonder associated with Hallows Eve and Samhain in the past, yet it remains an intriguing, still-evolving ritual that fuses a wealth of folk beliefs and cultural traditions.

The Halloween Dilemma: Should Christians Trick or Treat?

Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion

Can Christians celebrate Halloween? It's a question that comes up every year for Christians who get 'spooked' by the idea of their children dressing ...

Samhain -- Nature's Holy Day for Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder

Kelley Harrell | Posted 12.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

I know it's still several weeks away, but the last harvest is upon us, which means a chance to explore our own darkness and reserves is coming, too. Take some time now to think about the accomplishments of this year.

Halloween And Samhain: Secular And Sacred Celebrations

Grove Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Grove Harris

Halloween, or Samhain, is celebrated in many ways, some religious, some spiritual and many secular. It is a religious holiday that has entered the general American cultural ethos.

Trick-or-Treat? Halloween and Druids are Holy and Tax-Exempt

Blake Bromley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Blake Bromley

On some not-too-distant Halloween, or Samhain to your Druid friends, Canadians might be tempted to claim a charitable donation tax credit for the cost of those Twizzlers and Twix.

eBook-Only Publishers Cropping Up Everywhere

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A recent article from Publishers Weekly announced the launch of Carina Press, a new imprint of romance publisher Harlequin that will exclusively publi...

Eek -- It's Halloween

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Peyronnin

It is easy to go through several hundred New York dollars' worth of candy by the time the crowd tapers off on our street. We're looking forward to seeing Michael Jackson again and again.

Confessions of a Hallo-Weenie

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Moving on the fly is always a nightmare in New York. But the spookiness multiplies when you move on Halloween, through Chelsea's Halloween parade.