Day 3 of the 13 Day's of Samhain is a scheduled sleep-over. October 30th is the first of three "in between" days of the ancient Celtic feast Samhain. A time to look past everyday reality.
October 29th was a chilly, chilly, chilly evening, but I had to do what needed to be done - I headed off to the cemetery with sleeping bag in tow to visit with family who have passed on from the earthly plane.
Gave sleeping among Celts connects one with the special people in our lives.
What grave sleeping is, is the ancient custom of reciting a charm, then falling asleep on the grave of the one whom who wish to communicate - a custom old beyond memory. Known among early occult writers of the 16th century. The Summoning of the Shade of Merlin by reciting the grave epitaph.
To reconnect with the dead, whether they are ancestors, children, pets, or lost souls who have no one to mourn for them, cast a circle, light frankincense incense, a candle, and let them know you still remember and love them. The living can heal the dead both loving and letting go.
Ritual inspired by Cerridwen Iris Shea