Here are some excerpts from the book:
"To experience the mystical energies of this season, you can light a candle on All Hallows Eve (and, if you wish, on the nights surrounding it). … [A]s the focus of a family celebration or kick off a night of party-going, you could perform the following rite, to recover some of childhood’s sense of wonder."
Light your Halloween candle while saying,
"I light this candle
in honor of All Hallows nights,
a time when the human world
can touch the world of magic
may we also find wonder
in the mysteries of the universe,
even as we rediscover
the enchantments of childhood.
So may our lives be filled with magic:
magic in our homes,
and magic in our hearts."
Note that we can think of the days around Halloween as “Allhallowntide,” based on ancient customs where the days leading up to and following a special holiday were also sacred; this includes the old practice of the “octave,” where you have eight days of celebration around an important feast. By the way, the cross-quarter day associated with Halloween, that is, the halfway point between the autumn equinox and winter solstice, is fifteen degrees Scorpio, around November 7th.