Thursday, October 29, 2015

TRICK or TREAT? The Ancient Secrets of the Apple at Hallowe'en

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Now, we thought we'd share a fun bit of Celtic Apple Magic tradition with you, in the spirit of the holiday, Hallowe'en or Samhein (pronounced, Sow' - an):
At the spiritual heart of the Celtic "oldworld," there grows an apple tree whose fruit bears magical powers. Legends of old speak of heroes crossing the sea to the west to locate this magical country, known in 
Britain as Avalonand in Ireland as Emhain Abhlach (Evan Avlach.)  During Samhain, the apple harvest is in, and ancient fireside games, such as apple-bobbing, known as apple-dookin’ in Scotland, are commemorate the heroes voyage across the sea to claim the prize - the magic apple - for themselves. 

The Celtic Tradition of Dookin' for Apples  

Half-fill a large, preferably wooden, tub placed
on the floor, with water. Tumble plenty of freshly harvested apples into the water. Ask one person to stir them vigorously with a long,   rod of hazel wood, ash or any other tree sacred to the Celts, or with a wooden spoon. 

Then each player takes turns kneeling on the floor, bending over the floating apples in the tub, trying to grab the apples with their teeth as they go bobbing around in the tub. Each person gets three attempts before it's the next person's turn. It's lovely to have a roaring fire nearby, either outside in a traditional bonfire or inside at your fireplace, so the players can dry off while eating their prize apple. 


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