EarthSpirit Samhain

EarthSpirit Invites You To Attend Its 36th Annual Samhain Celebration

A Ritual of Harvest, Death and the Coming of Winter

Sunday October 30, 2016
Doors open 7pm Ritual at 7:30PM

We honor the ancestors and the recent dead at this ritual of harvest and remembrance.

In the fullness of Autumn, in the growing darkness, come take part in a celebration of this time when the veil between the worlds is thin.

Take time for yourself to reflect on mortality, honor those who have passed.

Find a quiet place in the darkness, and feel gratitude as you reap your harvest between now and winter.

In Northampton, MA at:
25 Main Street above Fitzwilly's
School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, 4th floor
(formerly the Northeast American School of Dance)

Doors open at 7:00 PM
And close promptly at 7:30 PM for the duration of the Ritual

Lyrics for chants we use at Samhain

If you like, bring a small photograph of a departed loved one to add to the ancestor altar (be sure to write your name on the back and pick them up again before you leave). There will also be an opportunity to share some precious memories in their honor.

Please bring a donation of new warm basic clothing items: like new socks, gloves, underwear, toiletries, for the local shelter as a symbol of the way we can support one another through the dark time.

An informal pot-luck will follow the ritual. Cookies, beverages, or other food to share after the ritual are welcome.

If you would like to contribute a brief poem, dance or song to the celebration, please contact us by email ( before October 25th so we can see how it might fit in.

Donations for admission $7 to $10 on a sliding scale will be collected at the door to cover our expenses. Associate members may deduct $1.

Children under 15 may be admitted for 1/2 price however, please remember this is a solemn remembrance event and children should only attend if you, as a parent, feel it is appropriate for them and they will not disrupt the event for others.