What's on your ALTAR Wednesday? Samhain Theme | Day 4 Alternative-Spooks with Chérie De Sues

This week I am pleased to welcome author, 
Chérie De Sues
to Alternative-Read's special Halloween edition of 
What's on your desk, Wednesday?

What's on your altar, Wednesday?
Chérie De Sues - Check out Irish Gypsy's Parlor - MAGICK*FAE*WICCA*SUPERNATURAL*

Those who are not Pagan or Wicca may wonder what we do on Samhain ~ Halloween. I thought I'd share some common activities that I've participated in over the years and maybe you'll see some of the same things that you enjoy too.
    Join friends to drink apple cider warmed and spiced with cinnamon to honor the dead.
    Carve scary faces on pumpkins and squash to scare off bad spirits from those who search for Summerlands.
    Choose a spirit candle and place the light inside the carved out pumpkins and squashes.
    Bury late harvest fruits like apples, nuts or pomegranate in your garden as food for the spirits who will pass by to be reborn. (Reincarnated)
    Hold a Dumb Supper where everyone is mute and the spirits you know will visit you.
    This is the beginning of the New Year from the turning of the wheel. Have a party with friends and bob for apples.
    Make your New Year resolutions. When you finish writing them on slips of parchment, burn them one by one in the flame of a black candle inside your cauldron on the altar.
    Get creative and make a mask of your shadow self.
    Make a witches broom, a besom. You can carve it, paint it or just let it sit in the corner.
    Create a witches cord that will reflect what you hope to conjure in the coming year.
    Divinations can be conjured with dark mirrors, a crystal ball, Tarot cards, water or fire scrying. This New Year starts with the masculine God and the Crone energies. Divining your future with the aid of the Crone will garner you wisdom and more.
    Enjoy this time of year, with friends and family.

Chérie De Sues - Check out Irish Gypsy's Parlor - MAGICK*FAE*WICCA*SUPERNATURAL*

Gather 'round the bonfire, burning so bright
Watch the shadows dancing, in its flickering light
As the music starts, and we begin to dance
Just maybe, if we're lucky, ahhhhh perchance
We shall see some kindred spirits, as they pass by
On their way to the Summerlands, beneath the Samhain sky.
  ~ Akasha ~

Affiliate Author ☠ Chérie De Sues

The Seduction of Simone by Chérie De Sues has witchcraft, ghosts, a serial killer and a spooky estate and it could be yours if you follow these simple steps: 

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  1. The warmed apple cider sounds great and I always love to catch up with friends and family. Hope you have a wonderful time. Read the excerpt from The Seduction of Simone, enjoyed your writing, Cherie. It took me straight into the book and made me want to read more. Congrats on your success!

  2. I'm all for chasing off bad spirits, push a pumpkin my way!!!

    Dottie :)


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