Walpurgisnacht 2014Posted: April 29, 2014
Tomorrow I will return home after a few weeks in Austria and The Czech Republic to celebrate Walpurgisnacht with Sophie in Switzerland. It will be the first time we celebrated this festival alone together in our own home, which makes it kind of special.
Walpurgisnacht is a festival with Pagan origins and is very much related to Beltane. It’s main themes are fertility, fire and witchcraft and it also marks the beginning of spring. The Satanic significance of Walpurgisnacht was enshrined in modern times in 1966 when “Anton LaVey,” proclaimed it the first night of the “Year One” of the “Age of Satan.”
As a witch I have come to appreciate over the years the importance of preparation for any ritual, celebration or magical working. Sophie and I have been exchanging ideas via phone and email for the last couple of weeks about how we want to celebrate this festival with a ritual of our own making. As a result of these conversations and plans our minds are more attuned to the themes and tales associated with this time of year. We have also been meditating, chanting and using various other occult techniques to prepare ourselves and fine tune our minds so that the actual ritual will be a climax in more ways than one.
As a result, while we have not been posting much we are actually full of creativity and bursting with ideas to blog about. Hopefully these things will surface as actual posts in the not too distant future.
Meanwhile to all those who celebrate Walpurgisnacht or Belatane, we wish you powerful rituals and joyful celebrations. Above all on this particular point in the Pagan and Satanic year… Have fun!