I'm throwing school out the window today. Ok. Not really. We never really stop learning, do we? Today we have transitioned to the next phase of the Middle Ages having finished Vikings on Friday. I like to start a new block with crafts and fun and decided we would have art day where we focus on creating illuminated books. You can only fill so much of your day with an ancient art form (we'll continue it tomorrow) so over a lunch of pizza (Mondays are pizza day) for the kids and sauteed veggies for me, I pulled out an old favorite at my house. Silver Ravenwolf's Halloween. I love this book. I mean I really love this book.
To be honest, it has been a very long time since this book was cracked open but it was exactly as I remembered it. Ravenwolf not only walks the reader through the history of Halloween or Samhain (as much as can be pieced together), she gives sources! Imagine that. Someone writing who gives sources (seeing that less and less!) She also gives recipes, traditions, crafts and spells for the adventurous.
If you are looking for a traditional book on Pagan holidays, this entire series is worth reading. But this book, Halloween, is by far my favorite. To print the Halloween art above click here.