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Posted 01 September 2015 - 12:05 PM

Halloween is the time of year when the shades of the dead whisper from forgotten places and spirits walk among us. The Witches of Salem honor this time with Festival of the Dead, an annual event series that explores death’s macabre customs, heretical histories, and strange rituals.


Presented by Salem Warlock Christian Day and hosted by the foremost authorities on the spirit world, Festival of the Dead beckons guests to step through the veil into a realm where spirits await.

Festival of the Dead explores death’s mysteries through events that investigate the favored and forbidden ways in which people have honored, celebrated, and secretly delved into life’s inevitable destination:

  • Become a practicing paranormal investigator and learn the techniques seen on TV at Spectral Evidence: Ghost Hunting 101
  • Discover your destiny with an authentic psychic reading at The Annual Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo
  •  Share stories of you your loved ones at The Mourning Tea
  • Hear from Departed Loved Ones delivered by gifted psychic mediums at Messages from the Spirit World: An Authentic Salem Séance
  • Meet the Horned God, Lord of Death and Resurrection with Warlock Brian Cain
  • Experience Death and Rebirth with High Priestess Sandra Mariah Wright
  • Travel through the dark mirrors of the dead with paranormal expert Rosemary Ellen Guiley at Portals to the Spirit World: Through the Necromanteum
  • Learn to hear and understand the dead on your own from Salem's own Official Witch at Speaking to the Dead with Laurie Cabot
  •  Honor Your Loved Ones Who Have Crossed Over at the Salem Witches' Most Sacred Event, The Dumb Supper: Dinner with the Dead
  • Cast a magic circle on Salem Common with our free Salem Witches' Magic Circle!


Finally, join the Witches of Salem and revelers from around the globe for The Official Salem Witches‘ Halloween Ball, Salem's most magical Halloween event! Celebrate the afterlife with food, dancing, ritual, live music, free psychic readings, and prizes where the dead cavort with the living and powerful spells are cast for the Witches’ new year!


Defying the boundaries of religion, culture, and continent, death captivates our imaginations and ensnares our minds, beckoning us to journey to destinations beyond the tattered shroud of mortality.



Who owns the land? Only the land knows. We mortals are passersby, and our lives are but a brief moment in the great span of time and space. We are born, we live out our lives, and most of us do the best we can with it, but the wind is forever, and the rivers flow forever to the sea, and all the seasons of the weathers will come and go after we are gone. But the Earth endures, the Earth is eternal" - Earl Hamner

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