Samhain 2018 – Beyond the Door

Samhain 2018 – Beyond The Door celebrates the sabbat of Samhain – Samhain is the time of remembrance for the year gone by. A time to commemorate our ancestors and beloved dead. It is the start of the new cycle in the wheel of the year. It is a time to prepare for the long winter to come.The gathering celebrates the sabbat of Samhain – a time when we look inwards, and take solace in the community energies of this time of year.

The gathering is centred around a set of workshops into a Samhain ritual with plenty of opportunities for socialising as well as introspection throughout the weekend.


Friday 27th April to Sunday 29th April 2018, from 4.00pm Friday to 2.00pm Sunday


Samahin is held at a venue that is situated on 30 hectares of beautiful bushland in the Northern suburbs of Sydney.

Specific details about the location will be provided in your welcome pack after you register to attend the event.


The venue has cabins and dorm room accommodation. Cabin spaces are limited and families with children will be given first preference for cabins. When allocating accommodation we will try to ensure that you are in the same area as with others listed on your registration form. If you have any specific preferences please list this on your registration form and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Transport options

The venue is easily accessible by vehicle and is only 1km from a train station. There is plenty of off street parking available.


The event is fully catered from dinner on Friday night through to lunch on Sunday. Catering will have choices for vegetarians. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know on your registration form.


As you may imagine, it takes a lot of work to put on a gathering of this nature and so we could always use your help. If you would like to offer your skills for something specific or make yourself available over the course of the weekend you can contact us via our Facebook group, email or approach one of the organisers during the gathering. We will gratefully give you something useful to do.


All workshops are included in the registration fee. There will be a number of interesting workshops held over the weekend including:

  • Samhain 101 Presented by Mara Carter. Mara presents the basics of Samhain for those that are experiencing it in a gathering sense for the first time. This will cover the basics of the celebration and set the scene for the rest of the gatherings workshops and rituals.
  • Connecting with the Ancestors Presented By Cara Fenton. Cara will lead a meditation that forms the foundation in learning to open yourself to Mediumship and connect with your Ancestors and loved ones
  • Lantern Making By Mark Hepworth . Mark will lead everyone creating a lantern light for the main ritual.
  • Mask Making. In this last workshop before the ritual you will make a mask for the main ritual.


The focus of the weekend is around the main ritual on the Saturday afternoon / evening to celebrate the sabbat of Samhain.

The ritual will all us to journey to the underworld in an effort to meet with our beloved dead at the time when the vale between worlds is at its thinist.


Children are very welcome at the event.


There will be a market on Sunday. We ask that all stall holders donate an item to a raffle that will be held at lunch on Sunday. If you would like to have a stall, please contact Mark at

Conditions of Entry

Our Terms and Conditions outlines our ticket sales and refund policies and our Code of Conduct sets our standard of etiquette and behaviour guidelines for the event. Please make sure you have read these statements before booking your ticket.

Presented by

Gliding Seal Events
with Support from the Pagan Awareness Network 

Contact Details

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