The time of the third harvest has come and with it time for the Temple of Witchcraft’s annual Samhain Psychic Fair & Ritual.
The Psychic Fair
Our Psychic Fair and Marketplace is a day-long event, featuring psychic readers (using a variety of techniques and modalities) and local artisans and vendors, including our own Temple Store. It is held at the Upper Village Hall, 52 East Derry Road, in Derry, NH and is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th. Admission to the Fair is free to all, although donations are gratefully accepted. Come and visit, shop, take in a reading, and enjoy a wonderful Fall afternoon in New Hampshire! If you have never attended a Temple event before, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know some of our ministers and members of our community.
In the evening after our Psychic Fair closes, join the Temple of Witchcraft for the celebration of Samhain, the Third Harvest and the Festival of the Ancestors. The Goddess makes her journey through the Seven Gates to learn the secrets of Death and Rebirth. As the veil thins, we make the journey with our Lady into the depths of the Underworld, shedding all earthly concerns to discover our core, our true self. We can more easily commune with our ancestors. Come in all your ritual finery, bring a potluck item to share in community feasting, and celebrate the turning of the wheel with the Temple!
The ritual is also held at the Upper Village Hall, 52 East Derry Road, in Derry, NH, and is from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. We ask for a $15 to $25 sliding scale donation to help cover our expenses and pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as space (even at the Hall) is limited, and this is our biggest event of the year. You can register online to attend the evening, or at the door. If you have questions about registration, please email [email protected].
Our ritual is open to all faiths and traditions interested in celebrating the mystery of the seasons in Perfect Love and Trust.
- A-E: A grain item such as bread or crackers, possibly with an accompaniment like cheese or hummus, if you wish.
- F-J: A side dish, perhaps a salad of vegetables or fruits (or both!). Try to keep salads vegetarian (no meat) or vegan (no animal products, including milk or cheese).
- K-O: A main dish which could include a protein (either meat or vegetarian).
- P-S: A sweet or savory dessert: cookies, cake, pie, fresh or dried fruit, chocolate (good for grounding!), etc.
- T-Z: Beverages (non-alcoholic, please): tea, cider, fruit juice, lemonade, etc.
Provide enough for 8–10 servings. If everyone contributes, then there is plenty to share! If you can, please label your food item so we know what it is and if it is vegetarian or vegan (if not labeled, we will assume it is neither). Our Mother Ministry provides all the necessary eating utensils, cups, napkins, and so forth. If you have questions about what to bring, please email [email protected].