An expression heard
in pagan circles this time of year is, “The veil is thinning,” to which my question has always been, “What veil?”
The idea behind this seasonal slogan is as we get closer to Samhain, Alfablot, and The Dark Time, in many northern and western European traditions this time of the year represents fleeting light, emphasis on the Ancestors, Nature tucked in for root growth, and every effort focused on how to survive the winter on the spoils of our harvest.
Historically the cold and darkness took a deep toll on the human psyche and stirred emotions, psychology, and concerns around safety and survival. We’ve internalized that amalgam of seasonal transition as a thinner veil between earthly and spirit realms. The result of this seasonal sheerness is an uptick in spirit engagement and shenanigans. Read the full article on Medium.
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
Kelley is an author, animist, and deathwalker in North Carolina. She teaches rune work, ancestral healing, and deathwalking, as well as mentors and leads the soul tending training intensive, The Spirited Path. As an interfaith minister, she has served her local community and an international client base since 2000 through Soul Intent Arts, and advocates embodied soul tending and sacred activism through Nature. #beyourcommunity
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