Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blessed Hallows Eve: Walking the Underworld Road

When I started this blog, I decided I would keep up with it for no less than six months. I started at Beltane and tonight is Hallows Eve. It feels good to set and then meet a goal.

Please find below something I wrote several years ago for Samhain; I thought I would share.


Take a moment and rest, it has been a long year. The time has come and the veil has grown thin. The mist between the worlds permeates the air.

Perhaps you will find yourself sitting beneath a fairy tree drifting into sleep with dreams of times past, slipping through to the twilight realms. With the moon shrouded and cloaked in clouds above will you notice the stag of white? More importantly, will you give chase? Hunt the deep woods and crooked trail across this land, your inner spiritual landscape.

When you have found yourself led to a door before a hollowed hill will you knock? Or continue not realizing the hunt has been won? With the creek of rusty hinges enter the company of the pale folk, the inner halls, and the hill of the Sidhe. Here is the isle of the fated past,  the underworld road.

Ride upon the waves of an inner sea as you voyage to lands unseen. What encounters does your adventure bring? Through storm and turmoil journey and remember the eye of the storm is the calmest, at least until the trial has passed for now.

Perchance you may awake from the storm with a maiden beckoning from ashore. With an approach she may back away into the tangled thicket showing the way; one way that is. In a clearing you find a cauldron stewing and bubbling with a brew. All your hopes, dreams, faults, and actions past simmer here. It is time to stop and kneel before the altar of truth, gaze therein and see what elixir you have made. Thus you may sip of the knowledge of truth.

Blessed Samhain!

Boidh se!

-Spanish Moss

"Lost in a thicket bare-footed upon a thorned path."

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