Join Us at Ascension Nxt
For An Evening With Our Ancestors
October 16th, 2021
This Halloween, Ascension Nxt is holding our third ceremonial Samhain feast! Ascension Nxt is bringing back the ancient practices of Samhain and we want you to join us at this celebration!
The traditions of this celebrated day date back thousands of years ago...
The year was witnessed in two halves; the darker half and the lighter half. Samhain was known to be the day the darker half of the year begins and in which the veil between the living world and the spirit world is the thinnest. Families would leave food out for their ancestors and loved ones to enjoy as their spirits would return home and visit the world they once lived in. To light their way home, gourds and turnips were often carved with candles placed within them. It was also known for individuals to wear masks to ward off the evil spirits wandering.
Today we see these ancient traditions practiced in a modified manner. We wear costumes and masks and we roam around our neighborhoods to the houses with carved and lit pumpkins where we receive gifts of food from the homes we visit. While it is very interesting to see the transition in the practices, it is easy to see how time has taken the sacredness out of this day. We are here to bring out its truest meaning once more.
Halloween is an important time of the year for many
who participate in the Craft, have a Magickal practice, and/or participate in any type of spiritual work. So many people are yearning for a deeper connection with their ancestors, loved ones who have passed, and the spiritual world in general. This year Ascension Nxt is lifting the veil and calling in the ancestors to celebrate with us in this sacred space.
This Magickal evening will include a light feast honoring our ancestors, ceremonial work, a guided meditation, channeled messages and products provided for personal ceremony for the evening of Samhain.
The ceremony is intended to help everyone connect deeply with their loved ones who have passed and other ancestors that they have not connected with in this lifetime. We will be connecting with energies to help heal grief and loss and be discussing the importance of the cycles of life and death. We want to discuss death and celebrate life.
With life’s transitions comes memories of joy and hearing the stories of our ancestors.
This evening is intended to help all the participants understand and embrace the energies of the spiritual realm. This is the true essence of Samhain, All Hallows Eve, and Halloween; and Ascension Nxt intends to bring the importance of this back into our culture by honoring and celebrating life.
This ceremony is open to all levels, so if you feel called to participate and have never done anything like this before, you are more than welcome. In fact, we advise you to heed the message from spirit and join us.
As much as we all love costume parties, this event is sacred, and in honor of welcoming our loved ones we encourage those joining us to dress nicely, wearing blacks and greys, or your best formal, Magickal attire.
We ask you to bring a photo of your loved ones in spirit, to place on our Ancestor Altar during the evening. We also suggest bringing with you a notebook and pen to journal your experiences and messages.
Doors open at 6:00pm and our ceremony will begin shortly thereafter. Once the opening ceremony has taken place, no further individuals will be allowed into the space.
Please be mindful of punctuality in respect of the sacred space being created.