Friday, October 31, 2014

Dumb Supper

This vlog is all about what some folks do on Halloween Night. Here at Cold Antler friends come from all over to enjoy Dumb Supper, a silent meal in memory of those lost. I made this video to explain a tradition some of you may take part in, and some of you may have never heard of, but it has been around for a very long time. Looking forward to friends, mead, meals, cake and stories tonight. More on Samhain tomorrow morning, the first day of the new year! I plan on welcoming the day with a hunt, though there may be snow on the ground already!


Blogger Zola Crofoot said...

May your time of remembrance be flooded with great memories and special times and conversation's. Thank you for teaching us all on new way's of thinking and living.

October 31, 2014 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger aart said...

Snow on the ground is good for hunting/tracking game! We had some yesterday, a vertible snow globe, but it didn't stick long.

November 1, 2014 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger aart said...

Love the Dumb Supper concept and the way you observe Samhain, the one plate with tokens of meals remembered before an empty seat is brilliant, thanks for sharing your experience.

I find it endlessly fascinating to contemplate the evolution of 'holidays' over the centuries.

A Blessed Samhain to you to.

November 1, 2014 at 7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for teaching me about Samhain. I first read about it in your book and it has really spoken to me since. Blessed new year to you and happy Samhain!

November 1, 2014 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger becky said...

My native culture has something similar to this. We call them ghost feast. Same concept friends and families get together and eat and tell stories and memories of those that have walked on. everyone one brings pictures. The elders love to whip out the old ten ton family photos album. Each family makes a plate of food for their loved ones but instead we burn ours in a scared fire. Your dumber supper sounds somber where as a ghost feast is more like a celebration some what like a party almost, like a second funeral. Which I know sounds terribly sad but our funerals are usually not sad hardly anyone cries.

November 1, 2014 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger jules said...

THank you Jenna. That was a beautiful explanation of Samhain.

November 3, 2014 at 11:58 AM  

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