Debra Moffitt
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The Opening Between Worlds, With Signe Pike, Author of "Faery Tale"
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Halloween in the United States finds its roots in the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain. In Europe, the Catholic church co-opted the day of Samhain from those they called "pagans" and turned it into "All Saints Day" on November 1. Samhain is an ancient Celtic celebration that marked the bringing in of the harvest and the beginning of the "dark" half of the year.

It's a day reputed for a thinning of the veils between the worlds, where departed souls and ancestors draw nearer to us, and those who wish to leave can pass into the light with ease and grace. Signe Pike, author of the acclaimed book Faery Tale: One Woman's Search for Enchantment in a Modern World, will share her love of this special day and help us to understand its roots and deeper meaning.