This time of year has long been considered sacred if you look to ancient Celtic, Scottish, Irish, and Druidic traditions. It’s a time to celebrate the harvest, honor our ancestors, and scare away demons when the veil between worlds is said to be the thinnest. It also happens to fall during Scorpio season, a time that relates to death and rebirth.
Many of the Halloween traditions we see today actually have historical origins, and while they’ve been largely commercialized, the essence is still the same. Here are five ways to embrace the underlying spirit of Samhain or Halloween in your home this year.