All Hallow's Eve is a very significant night in the spiritual tradition. Although it has become a glorified excuse for a sugar coma, it's an opportunity to honour the departed. It's believed that the veil that separates our world from the outer world is at its thinnest.
Whether or not you believe in the idea of spirits mingling with the living, Halloween can be an opportunity to call to mind someone in your life who has passed away. The feelings that this person stirs in you can certainly be evoked. This proves to be true when you have a powerful dream about that person. In a moment, you may remember their scent, their laugh or their touch.
Come to a seat and light a candle (or a Jack-o-lantern, should you be so inclined).
Take a few deep breaths with your eyes closed to get your head in the right place.
Then say the name of the person that you wish to honour. You can say this aloud or in your head; whatever feels more natural.
Have their name ring like a mantra, letting your heart be open to whatever you experience.
Imagine them with you in the room.
When you feel ready to ground yourself (and give out candy to trick or treaters), release the name from your mind.
Focus on taking three more deep breaths and bring yourself back into the world of the living.