Rejoice! The veil between the worlds wafts thin
Banshees wail, turnip lanterns' light toss,
Morrigan’s black crow wings stave the hexed,
*Trick-or-treating children are actually dead and their spirits are watched over by Hecate & Morrigan until they reincarnate 15 months later.
Adapted by Black Diamond from "Auguries of Innocence”,
"Hear the Voice”, and “Night” by William Blake (1757-1827)
The evening star does shine;
The birds are silent in their nest.
And that’s when you, Moon, rise from thine.
In the heaven's high bower,
With silent delight
Sits and smiles on the night
Who present, past, and future, sees;
Whose Ears have heard the Sacred Word
Who walks among the ancient trees;
And the heavens in a wild flower,
Let us - hold infinity in the palm of our hand,
And eternity in an hour.
Arise as the Night is worn,
Fallen, fallen light renew!
From dampness of the evening dew.
The starry floor,
The watery shore,
Are given thee till the break of day.
Clothing for the soul divine.
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken Twine.
Human was made for joy and woe;
When this…, we rightly know,
Thro' the world we safely go.
The Great Spirit created the Moon and the Earth and all of the beings on it.
We celebrate the end of day and the beginning of night and all of the wonders of the sky.
To the East, where the wind blows…..
We call forth the Vision of the Eagle!
To the South, where the warmth grows…
We call forth the Power of the Bobcat!
To the West, where the water flows…
We call forth the Wisdom of the Wolf!
The North, where the cold wind blows…
We call forth the Strength of the Bear!
Let the celebration begin in Peace and Togetherness.