Samhain―also known as Halloween―is the final spoke in the Wheel of the Year. At this time, the harvest has finished and the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest. This guide shows you how to practice the serious work of divination and honoring the dead along with the more lighthearted activities of Halloween.

Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials explore the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones of the witch's year.

About the Author
Llewellyn Publications has grown and expanded into new areas of personal growth and transformation since it began as the Portland School of Astrology in 1901. Along with the strong line of astrology books the company was founded upon, Llewellyn publishes books on everything from alternative health and healing, Wicca and Paganism, to metaphysics and the paranormal-and since 1994 has published a growing list of Spanish-language titles. 

Llewellyn has long been know as one of America's leading publishers of New Age books, producing a wide variety of valuable tools for transformation of the mind, body and spirit. Reach for the Moon-and discover that self-help and spiritual growth is what Llewellyn is all about. 

Diana Rajchel lives at the western edge of San Francisco, right by the Pacific Ocean and the wilds of Golden Gate park. She currently runs the Bay Bridge Pagan Society, a social-only group that encourages Pagans of different traditions to come together in fellowship or at the very least recipe-swapping. While she does hold a 3rd degree elevation in a Wiccan tradition (Shadowmoon) she finds her priestess calling leads her much more to community outreach and real life integration than it does to covening. 

While she hates camping, she loves nature - and sees urban life as an often overlooked opportunity for magical and spiritual experience. Rajchel has a long history of community organizing and interconnection in her former beloved community in Minneapolis, MN. At present she runs the Emperor Norton Bay Bridge Pagan Socialnear Seacliff in San Francisco.