Halloween: The Meaning Behind the Day

Ancient Origins of Halloween

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Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

As Christianity spread throughout the world, pagan holidays were either Christianized or forgotten. Samhain was absorbed into Halloween. Costumes and gifts and bobbing for apples were preserved, incorporated into the new holiday. They remain a celebrated part of Halloween to this day, many centuries later.  (Source: http://www.history.com/topics/halloween)

According to the Satanic Calendar, Halloween, October 31st, is a night for Human sacrifice. (31  All hallow’s Eve (Halloween):  One of the two most important nights of the year.  Attempts are made to break the bond which is keeping the doors to the underworld closed.  Blood and sexual rituals.  Sexual association with demons. Animal and human sacrifice –  male or female.  Source:  http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/halloween_deaths.htm

SATANIC ASPECT:

Knowing someone personally who has gone through Satanic Ritual Abuse, the Satanic aspects of Halloween are true and horrendous, incomprehensible to our ‘civilized’ mind .  It lasts for a little over a week. Blood sacrifices, sexual rituals of abuse, and demonic activity.

OCTOBER

22 – 29  Sacrifice preparation:  kidnapping, holding and ceremonial preparation of person for human sacrifice.

28 – 30  Satanist high unholy days:  Related to Halloween.  Human sacrifices.

31  All hallow’s Eve (Halloween):  One of the two most important nights of the year.  Attempts are made to break the bond which is keeping the doors to the underworld closed.  Blood and sexual rituals.  Sexual association with demons.   Animal and human sacrifice –  male or female.

 NOVEMBER

1 – 3  High unholy days:  Related to Halloween.  Human sacrifices.

Source:  http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/halloween_deaths.htm

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