Samhain Ritual

by Adam Oehlers

At the end of an Underworld year, we will meet in the waning days of Samhaintide to greet our local community, close out the pledges we’ve made together, and dance into the Witches’ New Year. Join us when the veil is thin between the worlds of the living and the dead. During this sacred season, we remember our ancestors, and work magic that changes all the worlds.

Our intention for this ritual is:

We journey to the place of grief and love, to dance with our dead and turn the wheel toward justice.


7:45pm Gather for online Ancestor Altar
8:00pm Ritual start time

Zoom Details

Topic: RLA Samhain Ritual
Time: Nov 7, 2020 07:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Call for Ancestor Photos

We would like to continue our Samhain tradition of sharing pictures of our Ancestors and Beloved Dead by including an online altar space before the ritual begins. Please send any photos you would like to be included in our virtual altar to by November 1, 2020.

What to Bring and How to Prepare Your Space

● Please bring art supplies or writing materials that you might find inspirational for processing the work and grief of the year.

● Plan to have dimmer-than-usual lighting in your space, perhaps including some candles or other mood lighting. We’d love to feel like we are celebrating together around our ritual fire.

● Make sure your Zoom space has room for you to move around to the extent that is comfortable for your body, as well as comfortable places you can relax during a longer trance journey.


All Genders Welcome!

To support those in recovery, this ritual is “clean and sober”.

2020 Ritual Calendar

Our 2020 ritual schedule has been changing in response to social distancing guidelines and the needs/energy levels of the community in these transformational times. We will do our best to update this ritual calendar as soon as we are certain about plans for our upcoming events.

Brigid: February 8 at the Green Man

Ostara: March 21 self-guided online ritual

Beltane: May 2 online

Litha: June 20 self-guided online ritual

Lughnasadh: August 1 on RLA Zoom

Autumn Equinox

Samhain: November 7 on RLA Zoom

Yule: TBD