Oct 30, 2017

The Great October Giveaway - Sabbat Sign

Thank you again for joining me this year, it was a delicious amount of fun for me! I did receive all your email entries and just about gave myself carpal tunnel by writing out all your names (twice, at times). Thank you for making me smile and for digging the books and goodies and folks I've featured this year. Do click through all the photos and links, and track these authors and artists down, too.

My internet dropped out yesterday during our first snowstorm of the season, so I'm a bit late in posting this, but...the lucky soul taking home Aidan's beautiful work is:

Jennifer Larochelle

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You know it is coming. Every year. The last day of October. The haunt of all haunts. The motherlode of candy. The scent of scorched pumpkin, spent firecrackers, and the bonfire smoke on the wind. The laughter and the screams of all the little monsters running amok. And all that before you engage in your own festivities. Samhain reigns from dusk on the 31st until sunset on November 1st, and whether you observe the sabbat or simply frolic with Halloween glee, the finale of October is definitely something to celebrate.

To wind up our October fun here at Rue and Hyssop, I've saved the witch's best accessory for last. A striking talisman, Sabbat Sign, created by the marvelous Aidan Wachter. If you don't know Aidan yet, you need to. A superior precious-metal artist, author of Six Ways (soon-to-be-released from Red Temple Press), and just a sincerely awesome person, Aidan has generously offered up one of his sigils to a very lucky trick-or-treater.

I'll let his own words speak for this stunning piece:
The Sabbat Sign came about while working on an altar piece (which also produced the Descent piece). While they contain strong Saturnal and Neptunian aspects, the story they tell is of those who engage in spirit flight, like witches flying to the Sabbat. They also have resonance with Lucifer and the Watchers. They come in two forms, ascending and descending. This is the ascending or upright form...


These next three days are alive with magic and remembrances. Go out into the world and make merry (or make mischief) on your Halloween, Samhain, and All Saint's Day, but have your name in the hat here by All Soul's Day (November 2nd) at 8 pm Pacific time in order to have a chance at gathering up this lovely silver sigil.

Once again, your comment counts as your entry. If the comment form isn't working out for you, drop your name in the hat by using the "contact me" button up top. If you'd like a second chance at this gorgeous piece, please share Aidan's shop, or link to one of his pieces that catches your eye, at your favourite social media site and then stop back here and let me know and I'll put your name in the hat again.

Thank you so much for joining me this year - it's so fun for me to see familiar names flying by each October, and extra lovely to meet new folks. Immense thanks to the wonderful authors and artists that lent a hand this month in making this another enchanting Great October Book (and cards, and amazing art) Giveaway. I could never pull this off without you!

Happy Halloween, and a bewitching Samhain to you!


Legal Bits:

* This giveaway (or "sweepstakes") is open to all residents of Canada, (exluding Quebec residents) the USA, Great Britain, Europe, South America,  who are 18 years of age or older. This giveaway is void where prohitibited by law.  Please be aware of the contest/sweepstakes laws in your area.

*  Canadian residents will be subject to a skill testing question before being able to claim their prize (this is standard law in Canada).  The skill testing question will be in a form similar to: 1 + 2 - 1 =

*  This giveaway is not for profit and no purchase is necessary to enter.

*  This giveaway is sponsored/administrated solely by this blog/blog author and is not affilitated with or sponsored by Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, or any other entity, nor can they be held liable.

* By leaving a comment intending to enter into the draw for the giveaway (or "sweepstakes") you are knowingly agreeing to these rules/conditions.

I have chosen all the books/cards featured this month myself.  I have not been paid to feature a book, nor have I been asked to advertise for anyone.  This giveaway is not endorsed or sponsored by anyone other than Rue and Hyssop

74 comments:

John Breen said...

Oh boy! I sure would love to be the proud owner of this beautiful piece. Thank you so much for holding these drawings! Happy Samhain!

Vampslovered said...

So beautiful, thanks you for chances to win. Blessed samhain. h.liscombe@yahoo.com

Vampslovered said...

Shared to my Facebook page

petoskystone said...

The Talisman glows. Happy Halloween!!

Erin Gergen Halls said...

Trying a wee bit o' Birthday Luck! Happy Allhallowtide Love and Blessings to thee, my dear!

Renee Olson said...

Loved this year!! So magical. Hoping for some luck on my anniversary :)

Annette Lanniee said...

Thank you Jen, for hosting these giveaways. Happy Halloween!

James Graham said...

Throw my name in the pointy hat, please! I would be honored.
- James Graham
jameseryn@yahoo.com
(Sharing on Faceborg, too! xo)

Kathleen said...

Oooooo name in the hat please!
~Kathleen

Kathleen said...

Shared on twitter @katborealis

Tara Maguire said...

Yes, please!

(And I'm sharing it on FB, as well!)

Marianna Van Over said...

Beautiful piece! Adding my name to your magic hat!
Sightofthevalkyries@gmail.com
-M

Haley said...

This is mine

Haley said...

Shared and double shared

rheawhite said...

Oh my! That is gorgeous!

Robert Edmonds said...

Incredible!

Felicia Joiner said...

I would love this so much! Newly entering into my witchy journey

Bronwyn Merritt said...

Love Aidan's work and would love to have this great piece. thank you for offering such great giveaways!

Cory said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Nika Ridley said...

Oh yes please. Such a treasure. <3

Elyzabeth said...

Thank you for putting up this beautiful piece! Hope your season is fantastick.

Don Cunningham said...

I love Aidan's work. Throwing my name in the hat.

Captain Lash said...

Put me in the hat! Thanks!

Captain Lash said...

Shared Aidan's pic of this item to facebook page too!

drew lee said...

Beautiful just like all if his work!

Beau Salsman said...

Excellent! I love Aidan's work but I've never put aside cash to purchase one of the great pendants. I've shared his work before, but I'll do so again at Jake McIvry on FB.

Nettle said...

Oh, so pretty

Marie said...

Oh ! I love Aidan's work ! So... I'm in the hat ! :D

zenfeck said...

Oh, I would love this!

Amy said...

Wow that is absolutely stunning. Good luck everyone!

wendy foulke said...

Oh yes,please

wendy foulke said...

Shared the page

Elvis Atkins said...

I'd love to win this. It's great.

Brigid Lenehan said...

Yes please!

T. Shakti said...

Oh my goodness, this is a beauty!! Thank you for a chance at this & I’ve shared on Facebook, as well. ❤️

Jenn I said...

Gorgeous! Would love to have it.

Daniel Heath said...

What a lovely piece! Crossing my fingers... ;-)

mrstoth said...

Beautiful! I'd love any piece from Aiden!

Dorian said...

I adore Aidan's magical creations! I just shared his work on Facebook as well. 🎃♥️

Heather Deodhar said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this!!

Seltzer Gargoyle said...

Beautiful piece!

Seltzer Gargoyle said...

Shared Wachter's page on FB under real name, Michelle Hanshew.

NoKnownGnome said...

A perfect construct.

Robiolio said...

That is a stunning piece.

badhbhrua said...

What an absolutely gorgeous piece. Please add my name to the hat Jen...this is just amazing ❤️Sara

Silver Daniels said...

It would be the highest of honors to finally have one of Aidan's masterpieces. Put me in da'Hat!!

Unknown said...

Would love to wear this...with pride...pop my name in your magical hat...and draw me out 😉

Havi Mandell said...

Love all of Aidan's work! Thanks

Some Heretic Sect said...

Would love to win!

BrigidsBlest said...

Oh, yes please!!

Debra Nehring said...

Fabulousness! Thank you, Jen, and thank you, Aidan! Such talent!
I share on FB, too, for another chance in the witch's hat.
Debra.nehring@yahoo.ca

Karen Dobbin said...

Absolutely stunning piece from a true craftsman! Would be an honour to own it.

Ben de Veulle Filleul said...

Lovely piece stunning! Awakens the inner flame! bendvf@hotmail.com and will share on facebook too.

Ben de Veulle Filleul said...

Forgot to write put me in the hat! Please

Stephanie said...

Definitely add me to the hat! Would love to win this gorgeous work of art.

Eveline Maedel said...

Samhain blessings!! And thanks for another wonderful and fun contest! (emaedel@gmail.com)

Cartermaryd said...

I love Aidan's work. Thanks so much for the chance to win this piece! Cartermaryd@hotmail.com
Sharing on FB too!

Petrichor La Fey said...

I would very much like to have this. I would wear it while writing something I have in mind for a future book... hmm... :)
ladypetrichor@aol.com

L aura's Reading said...

A beautiful piece. Thank you for this introduction.


wismomworks@gmail.com

Lili Chaparas said...

Gorgeous! Blessings to all <3

The LunaAeon said...

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I also would love to add this piece to my practices.

Jennifer Pearson said...

What a lovely pendant. The silver looks so soft and glowing!

Noura Rakasa said...

New to your site, but thrilled to find you Via Aiden Wachter’s post. Talismanic love....

Noura.la@gmail.com

Melisa Glassford said...

A stunning piece!
melisaglassford@gmail.com

Pam said...

What a lovely “treat”!
p.dinucci@gmail.com

Rain said...

I have been an admirer of Aidan's work for some time now, and his designs never cease to amaze me. He is also an utterly amazing and generous human being!

Share De Clute said...

I adore sigils and have been a traditional witch for over 20yrs....tho I know I was one at birth....been in my blood. This is beyond breathtaking art....!

roth phallyka said...

The Talisman glows. Happy Halloween!!


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Amy Chester said...

My hat. This is it.

Rhi said...

I have always wanted one of Aiden's pieces. This is gorgeous!

incognito.rico@gmail.com.

Stephanie Swogger said...

What a generous gift that will truly brighten someone’s day!
swogger.stephanie@gmail.com

Michelle said...

Oh wow! I'm constantly drooling over Aidan's amazing work.

Brigid Lenehan said...

This is really weird... I have commented on most of the give away things, but now I realize that my comments don't show up! Ewwww! Crap! Trying again...

Jen said...

So beautiful!