A Candle and a Glass of Water

The earliest reference of what we now call Halloween had little to do with trick or treating. In fact, it was a communal institution that had to do with ensuring the sustenance of the community and honoring our ancestors. It centered around the hearth, and sharing food was a central theme in observance of the holiday.

Here is a brief history of that holiday along with a simple ritual that you can replicate today or any other day you wish to remember those who have passed and bring them into the present. Read More...