Sunday, October 31, 2010

A blog by Gwenny the witch as told to Kate Richards

Hi Everyone,

 I am Gwenny, and Kate has asked me to tell you a little bit about what Halloween means to me as a witch. Halloween, Samhain, is the Witch’s New Year. In our coven, we always have a special ritual to raise energy for the coming year. We usually have a big party, as well, but the ritual is the most important part of the celebrations for us.

We do indeed complete our ritual skyclad – naked – which can be a little on the chilly side at this time of year. But we don’t like any separation between us and the Earth at this time. So, if it’s absolutely freezing we may wear our cloaks, but otherwise, it’s goose bumps all around. I’ve noticed, though, that once we get going, we rarely notice the chill. Waves of energy bind us together and we work in one mind to bring good, positive things for the coming year.

Our high priestess, Ariel, guides us through the ritual, making the circle, calling the quarters; you can really read about this stuff mostly anywhere. What makes it different on Samhain is that the veils between the dimensions thin. Other beings are so close you can feel them, and sometimes communicate with them. My grandmother has reached out to me some years, and some of the other coven members have mentioned similar experiences.

Kate is also a witch, although she isn’t in a coven. She loves to be close to nature and does spells of all kinds. Well, most kinds. The kind that most people ask for is the one she won’t do. A love spell to force someone to love another is a big no no in her book. I agree with her, but I will do the kind to help someone find their true love…the right person for them. As long as they’re open to the magic, amazing things can happen.

I guess I’m just a little bit romantic. Have a wonderful Halloween, and if a ghost comes to call, remember, it might just be a relative stopping by to say hello!

Kate Richards can be found at,   and Demons Love Cinnamon, at

Leave a comment to be entered to win an Amazon 10$ gift certificate and a copy of Demons Love Cinnamon.


ladydi6497 said...

DEMONS LOVE CINNAMON That title has caught my attention.

I love the story from Gwenny. The rituals seem like such a magical time.

Thank you for sharing.


Jennifer Mathis said...

ur books sound great

Judy said...

I really enjoyed the post. Thanks for all the information.

I am also a romantic!!


Carlie Angelus said...

You are an absolute riot! Loved this post.

Btw, gotta check out this Demons Love Cinnamon. I mean, now I have a craving for cinnamon toast.


Tabitha Blake said...

Very interesting. Have a great Halloween!

Lil said...

I am quite ignorant on witches and covens except what I read in stories. Thanks for sharing a description/explanation about Halloween.

Hope yours is a happy one.

little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

elaing8 said...

Interesting post.Thanks for sharing
Happy Samhain!!

ladybirdrobi said...

Hey Annie,
This looks like a very good read so it will be joining other books on my TBR mountain by you. I'm just waiting for a miracle that will multiply monies I have tenfold so I can get those books on my mountain.
I'm looking for a list of seven questions that I need to answer for a chance to win that Nook. Hope your day is filled ith little peeps dressed outrageously in costumes.


steph beck said...

Gwenny, spill, Kate's also running around naked, isn't she? Happy Halloween :)
Steph Beck

Jean P said...

Enjoyed the post, thanks for sharing all the information.

skpetal at hotmail dot com

ladybirdrobi said...

Katie and Annie I must apologize for the goof up here. Annie posted the blog entry while it was Katie who wrote and has the release. So I must say that Kate is a new author to me and will be joining Annie on my TBR mountain, which I will still be hoping for a miracle that allows my monies to multiply within my almost empty purse. Happy Halloween.


Brandlwyne aka Brandy B said...

HI Kate... wouldnt that be neat to get a vist from a loved one on Halloween, it hasn't happened to me yet but maybe someday *wink*


Cathy M said...

Have a wonderful Halloween too,Kate. I love reading paranormal romances, and will be adding your story to my wish list.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com


I like your story. I gather that most witches are good ones.


annalisa said...

Enjoyed your post. Have a great Halloween! :)


Margay said...

Demons Love Cinnamon is a great book title! Love it!


Rae M. said...

Nice to read about someone else's rituals. Thanks for sharing!

Hope it's a wonderful Halloween.


joder said...

The concept of witchery always seems so negative that it is nice to see such a positive religious explanation of it. Thanks for explaining the reality of this world.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Leatherdykeuk said...

Last time a demon came here he ate all the gingerbread men. Hmm.


Maria said...

Hi Gwenny and Kate...yes I would imagine that being skyclad this time of year would be a bit cold!

Thanks for the post


*yadkny* said...

HAPPY New Year to all the Witches!


Amy S. said...

Demons Love Cinnamon sounds great!

amysmith98 @

Clarissa Yip said...

Best book ever!

Kate Richards said...

OMG! Look at all the comments, you're all wonderful and Gwenny will be thrilled! Thanks and we hope you love the book.

Kate Richards said...

Oh and Leather... My Christmas story is all about the gingerbread! Pirate Lady Holiday...out Dec 10! Maybe you can restock.

Jeanette J said...

I would love to read Demons Love Cinnamon

Kate Richards said...

Thanks Jeanette, oh, and if you guys love cinnamon too check out the Halloween Recipe contest at my blog There are lots of great entries, you can try. Or if you want to enter, you have til midnight!

and Miss Stephanie, I am not naked, but then it is still daylight... lol. And the PC term is skyclad

Linda Henderson said...

As I've said before, I do like witch characters. I enjoyed Gwenny's post very much, thanks for the information. Demons Love Cinnamon is a very catchy title, I'll be looking for it.

seriousreader at live dot com

Kate Richards said...

Thanks Linda, well this witch has to go give out candy to delicious, I mean adorable children lol. But I'll be here off and on Happy Halloween!

Victoria said...

This was a cute post! And a fun way to go the halloween theme!
And I too love the title Demons Love Cinnimon! You have a great sense of humor ;)

Beth said...

Great post. And I love that title, Demons Love Cinnamon.
With all the gusty wind tonight have no clue if the ghosts are visiting or not since the house is creaking from the weather.

Kim S. said...

Happy Halloween everyone!

What a great post Kate! Boy the demons would have loved it at our local grocery store today! They had cinnamon scented pine cones that were extremely strong! ;)

thewildtwo @ gmail [dot] com

Annie Nicholas said...

contest is closed

Kate Richards said...

Thanks Victoria.