My Samhain “play list”:
Let It Begin Now,
Opening the Gates, and
No End to the Circle, all from “Let it Begin Now” by Reclaiming & Friends
Blood of the Ancients, and
Calling on the Spirits, both from “Canticles of Light” by Charlie Murphy & Jami Sieber
When We Are Gone, and
Hecate, Cerridwen, both from “Second Chants” by Reclaiming & Friends,
Samhain Revels from “A Dream Whose Time is Coming” by Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, and
Breaths performed by a local group called Harmonia
If you happen to come across the recording “Mother Earth We Sing to You” by Squirrel, you will find a treasure trove of Pagan holiday songs for kids. As far as I can tell the recording is out of print. But it has this cute little song that appears to be designed to teach kids that there is meaning behind the costumes they choose for Halloween/Samhain:
“Spirit Come to Me” by Squirrel
Spirits fly ooo-ooo, on Sahmain night ooo-ooo.
You call them through your costume
So choose one carefully, choose one carefully, ooo-ooo ooo-ooo
I’m trick or treating as a princess with a crown of gold,
Gown of white against the night, a beauty to behold.
A princess is the Goddess, young and strong and free.
Sacred little maiden princess, spirit come to me. ooo-ooo ooo-ooo
I’m trick or treating as a reindeer- brown fur coat so fine,
Antlered head, a nose so red, the first in Santa’s line.
A reindeer is the symbol of creature energy.
Horned God full of power, reindeer spirit come to me. ooo-ooo ooo-ooo
I’m trick or treating as a witch, a black robe in the cold-
Broomstick tall, and crystal ball, a pentacle of gold.
A witch pulls up the power of earth, air, fire, and sea,
Ancient earthly healer witch’s spirit come to me. ooo-ooo ooo-ooo