Halloween – The Eve of the Devil. Part 9
The Christian Connection
2nd Corinthians 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
What are you teaching your Child? Are you teaching him or her the ways of God, or the ways of Paganism?
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
“Understanding the hellish history of Halloween-why in the world did decent people so embrace it? What magic “trick” transformed rancid Samhain into the giddy Halloween?
As the Catholic missionaries swarmed Britain and Ireland seeking the mass conversion to Catholicism their orders from Pope Gregory in 601 A.D. was to cunningly convert the Druid rituals into Catholic rituals. The Catholics converted the ritual of Samhain into the festival of All Saint’s Day, a day of celebration and prayer to dead “Saints.” Source
When we say the Christian Connection, it means the Catholic Church and its rituals. Catholicism is NOT Christianity, it is religion. So technically, the connection is between Paganism and a man-made religion, and NOT the True Gospel of Jesus Christ!
All Saints Day, once celebrated in Spring, was a Roman Catholic observance, which was later to merge with Samhain. This day that honored all the “hallowed” saints was first observed on the evening of May 13, and was known as the All hallows festival. All Saints’ Day or All Hallow’s Eve (from whence Halloween) originated in the 7th century when the Pantheon at Rome was wrested from the barbarians, made into a cathedral, and renamed the Church of the Blessed Virgin and All Martyrs. Thus, from honoring “all gods” (which is the meaning of the Greek word “pantheon”) the Pantheon became the center for glorifying all saints. (This allowed the Pagans to continue to worship multiple gods, just by changing their names to those of the Saints.)
Jeremiah 10:2 “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.” Now what part of that scripture do you not understand? Have you ever read it before? Whenever there is a “Thus saith the LORD” you had best pay close attention and heed what God is saying!
The new combined holiday was officially authorized in 835 by Pope Gregory IV and moved to November 1 to coincide with Samhain. It began on the evening of October 31, which was called All Hallows Eve. This was done to mingle the violent Celtic pagans without having to try and force them to drop their pagan practices and accept Christianity. The church merely made room to accommodate the heathen. The Roman Church incorporated the customs of Samhain as a method of furthering its mission to convert the known world to Roman Catholicism. Samhain and All Saints Day made a strange combination: one reveling in evil spirits, the other honoring “saints.”
Joining of the two celebrations produced a myriad of beliefs about what was happening in the spirit world. Souls supposedly in purgatory were suddenly appearing as witches and toads come to torment persons who had wronged them. The ritualistic bone-fires of Halloween suddenly were burning as a symbol of comfort for the souls in purgatory as people prayed holding burning straw in the air. Even the wicked trick-or-treating by evil spirits took on an acceptable church flavor as costumed children went around offering to fast for the departed souls in return for money or an offering. As the Celts converted to the new religion, they did not forget their ancient tales of the dead who traveled to the after world on Samhain. In spite of the effort to “civilize the holiday, the exhibitions of this night belied the evil and the observance adopted malicious overtones.
Deuteronomy 12:29-32 When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; 30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. 32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Halloween is an ancient observance, it’s been around for thousands of years, but despite all efforts to reform its crude, disgusting, and evil history, has it improved? Or, is it still Satan’s holiday? My answer to that is “yes” it remains Satan’s holiday. Even though we live in the computer and wireless age where everything is quick and easy, and the Word of God is being spread abroad faster than ever, where religious rituals involving immoral deeds are frowned upon by even non-Christians, the acts and spirit of Halloween have not been altered, including sexual rituals and human sacrifices. There are young women today being forced to bare children solely for the purpose of sacrifice. These babies are born purposely to be offered as sacrifices in satanic rituals and beastly acts, every Halloween. There are women and children who are raped in the woods on Halloween night in some satanic rituals. This stuff is real, and as Christians, I don’t think we can afford to remain blind any longer. We need to wake up, and see what we are celebrating every year. Worse yet what are we passing down to our children and grandchildren? In our modern day, Satanists and Witch’s covens rejoice in season, the time when Satan himself comes to “fellowship” with his followers. Many changes have occurred over the centuries, but one thing has remained the same and that is the practice of giving an “offering” or “sacrifice”. Satan demands it and his minions gladly oblige.
Listen to this testimony:
“Today Halloween is a High Satanic Holiday. On this day children are brutally tortured and offered in sacrifice to Satan. I have actually spoken to people who have watched the demonic rituals and have partaken in them. The babies are birthed by “carrier women” impregnated by Satanists specifically for this purpose. Seldom is evidence ever found due to the fact that the secretiveness of all the rituals are extremely concealed and threats are made to those who would dare divulge the truth.
Satanists torture, mutilate, murder and even commit cannibalism on their victims. It is not only horrifying but demonic – just what they intend. As they commit these rituals they actually “gain” Satanic power and strength. In the same way that we gain power, joy and victory through Christian fellowship so they gain demonic strength through their rituals. On high holidays – such as Halloween – it is an all-out demonic celebration of death. No good thing comes from this night.
When we know what is behind Halloween there is little that can be celebrated. Though there are a million arguments to celebrate this night, i.e. “It’s just fun to let the kids dress up; It’s just a holiday; We aren’t doing anything evil; We dress up as angels, etc.” – it is still a night that innocent babies all over the world will be brutally murdered. I have always found it difficult to celebrate Halloween knowing that innocent children are suffering a slow, torturous death.” Source
The Obscene in Halloween
Halloween has always manifested the obscene. Its horrid history is paved with vandalism, destruction and wickedness and all manor of evil. The sickening depravity of razor blades and needles in apples and poisoned candies of the 1970’s was a clear testimony to the evil of Halloween.
Some say that Halloween brings out the evil side of human nature in certain individuals. The number of vandalism acts committed each year on Halloween certainly seems to support this. . . (Dunwich, Gerina. The Pagan Book of Halloween, p. 23)
Satanic High Priestess Blanche Barton, on The Church of Satan web site, praises Halloween stating:
“It [Halloween] gives even the most mundane people the opportunity to taste wickedness for one night. They have a chance to dance with the Devil…I see Satanists all over the world meeting in small groups this night and Hallowe’ens 500 years hence, to raise a glass to the Infernal Hosts…” Source
Halloween has always been a night of perversion and inversion—a night where misrule rules and decadence masquerades as decency. Halloween’s “best kept secret” is its romantic love affair with homosexuals. Halloween was the golden key that unlocked the homosexual’s closet of perversion. Halloween’s spirit of inversion, bestowed the homosexuals one utopian night to publicly flaunt their corruption and immorality.
It is an opportunity to act out one’s desires or fantasies. . . Halloween is unquestionably a night of inversion. (Rogers, Nicholas. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, p. 137)
Greenwich Village has a long, albeit erratic, history of impromptu Halloween celebrations, and there is undoubtedly a link between the recent emergence of such carnivalesque celebrations and the increasingly public nature of gay culture. . . (Santino, Jack. Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life, p. 194)
Yet it has been the gay community that has most flamboyantly exploited Halloween’s potential as a transgressive festival . . . Indeed, it is the gay community that has been arguably more responsible for Halloween’s adult rejuvenation. (Rogers, Nicholas. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, p. 132)
For gay people, Halloween is a moment of utopian wishfulness . . . (Santino, Jack. Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life, p. 211)
The Omen of Halloween
While many deem Halloween as harmless fun and fantasy, Halloween subtlety disarms our (and especially our children’s) discernment of witches and the occult. Halloween’s magic potion of “fun and frolic” transformed witches, demons, devils and evil incarnate into “fine folks.” Over 1.2 million practicing and proud witches live in America. Witchcraft currently is the fastest growing religion in America. At some time, nearly every little girl becomes a witch on Halloween. Witch RavenWolf delights when a vulnerable little girl dresses as a witch on Halloween:
Today, just about every little girl in our society, at one time or another, has chosen to costume herself as a Witch. . . If you choose a Witch’s costume this Halloween . . . Hold your head up and wear your Witch’s garb proudly in their honor. (RavenWolf, Silver. Halloween: Customs, Recipes & Spells, p. 64)
Occult historian Jean Markale discloses Halloween bids more than childish dress-up. It is a pagan “initiatory journey” guided by someone [Satan] “hidden in the shadows,” and none “return from Halloween innocent”:
The passage into the world of Halloween is truly an initiatory journey. One does not return from it an innocent. But making the journey alone does not mean there was no guide, no initiator, someone who prompted the quest and who, sometimes hidden in the shadows, watches over the comings and goings of the neophyte through this labyrinth that is the Other World. (Markale, Jean. The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween, p. 127)
Dr. David Enoch, former senior consultant psychiatrist at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the University of Liverpool, states: Halloween practices open the door to the occult and can introduce forces into people’s lives that they do not understand and often cannot combat. . . (Parker, Russ. Battling the Occult, p. 35)
With all the promotion of witchcraft in our media, it is no wonder that young people today are fascinated. Every channel on Television, most of the Hollywood movies, music videos and songs on the Hit Parade, all force feeding the occult to our kids 24/7. Our young people today have a love affair with death. Take a serious look around you. They dress all in black with skulls and upside down crosses all over them. Their heroes are Vampires and Witches. They can’t get enough blood and guts. They are so hyped up on fear porn, they are addicted. You would be amazed to find out how many young people that you know are either practicing witches or have at least dabbled in it.
With all the violence in school and all the bullying. It is no wonder they are looking for something to give them some power and/or protection. They should be finding that safety in God. But, we have allowed the pagans to kick God out of our nation. Yes, I said nation. He was kicked out of our schools long ago, then our government, and now our cities and most people’s lives. These kids are turning to the dark side by the millions, because they see power there. There is power there. Demonic forces have power and authority for a time. Without the blood of the Savior, our young people are lost. Easy prey for the forces of evil.
Opportunities of Halloween
“And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire. . .” Jude 1:23
This entire season is a matter of life and death for countless people around the globe. We need to rise up and take up the fight. Spend the month before and after this satanic day to lift in prayer those who have been targeted, captured or even bred for sacrifice. Fast and pray. Warn those with whom you come in contact to be extra careful during this time period.
The devil’s troops are out there recruiting, are you? Go ye therefore… Before it is too late. Generation X is lost…hopelessly lost, unless we do something.
Is Halloween a TRICK or TREAT?
Most absolutely a TRICK. As you can see from all the above the real meaning of Halloween has been watered down. It is Satan’s objective to get all to worship him. The greatest weapon/tool he has is deception. IF he can get you to buy the lie, he has you. God tells us to not have anything to do with any of these hideous practices.
Peter I 5:8 Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour.
1Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons.
If you are a professing Christian, you have no reason to be associating yourself in any way with this satanic unholy day. When you do the same things, on the same day, for whatever reason, you are aligned with them. Please don’t say “well everybody does it”. NO, everybody is NOT doing it. God will hold you responsible for what you do this Halloween. Will you ignore the truth and participate in deeds of unrighteousness, or will you pass the word along and lead someone else to the truth?
Series continued in one final posting – What Witches do after Halloween, The aftermath!
Halloween – The Eve of the Devil.
Graveyards and Haunted houses
1st Thessalonians 4:16-18 “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
With all that we have shown you about Halloween being darkness and death, let’s interject a bit of good news for a moment. In the Bible there are many verses about Death and Dying. There are too many to list here so click this link for death and dying, and this link on death. Get your Bible, if you have one, to study these verses further. It is not all bad IF you know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Of course if you chose to follow the lord of Halloween, the god of this current world system, then you have reason to fear death! Death of this mortal body is really just the beginning. All of our bodies will go back to the dust of the earth that is if we die and get buried Ecclesiastes 12:7. Jesus has promised that He was going to prepare a place that believers will inhabit one day. John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” There is no reason to fear death if you are a child of God (1st Corinthians 15:50-58) and this is why we include the graveyard in this series.
The Graveyard or Cemetery
Ghoul Habitat or Sacred Refuge?
Graves have long been a frequent haunt of legendary and mythical creatures. Sometimes they’re spirits of the dead, other times simply nefarious beings who like to hang out near graves, such as the ghouls of Africa, India and the Middle East. But some monsters, like the Headless Horseman, are more afraid of graveyards than you are. In the Manx folklore of the British Isles, one sure way to avoid an attack from the terrifying buggane was to flee into the sacred protection of the churchyard. Unable to pursue you, the monster would rip its own head off and heave it in after you — where it would shatter to pieces. Source
People generally have a mentality that ghosts and evil spirits come out at night. More so in a place like a cemetery, where people’s fears get heightened thinking it is haunted. That fear about seeing ghostly figures is why many try to avoid going to the cemetery. Most people are afraid of death and being around or in a graveyard only reminds them of mortality. Most won’t even discuss funeral arrangements. Whatever the root of fear it may be from images and participation in Halloween activities as a child.
As Samhain/Halloween is the time when the veil between the living and the dead is supposed to be its thinnest, naturally people who practice the dark arts and or worship the lord of the dead, are drawn to cemeteries/graveyards. Witchcraft teaches that there is innate power in the dirt from a graveyard. Many dark arts use the graveyard dirt for the purposes of casting spells/curses and draw power for the magic craft.
Vampires are thought to rise up out of their graves to prowl through the night. They must return to their graves by sunlight, according to the legends. Because of these beliefs about vampires and the current fascination with them, many people visit graveyards to practice vampirism and to worship the dead.
Halloween is also a time when many people participate in exchanging Ghost stories. Due to the curiosity these arouse, you might find groups of young people visiting graveyards to watch for any signs of Ghosts or hauntings. Foolishness that can cause much more problems for these folks than realize.
All of these groups are putting themselves in real danger, both physically and spiritually. Demonic spirits are not something you want to invite into your life. They are very real, and they have power. Some people are foolish enough to believe that they can control these demons. TRUST ME you cannot. The demons may allow you to think you can, just long enough for you to expose yourself. Once you do, they have you.
Here in the United States, people have become so obsessed with death and the grave, it is insane. Halloween has blown way out of control. It is at least equal to Christmas as far as money and effort spent on decorations, I am sure. It is unbelievable the lengths people will go to, in the interest of scaring people to death. No one can pretend any longer that this is all “for the children to have innocent fun”. Unwittingly those who are participating in all of this are giving power to the devil and opening themselves up for spiritual oppression or even possession. Here is a video that will demonstrate:
Halloween Yard 2012 The Hideous Horror on Howe (You may want to shut off/mute the sound on this video)
The Tombstone and its Symbolism
A headstone, or gravestone is a stele or marker, usually stone, that is placed over a grave. A tombstone is a stele or marker, usually stone, that is placed over a tomb. They are traditional for burials in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religions, among others. In most cases they have the deceased’s name, date of birth, and date of death inscribed on them, along with a personal message, or prayer, but they may contain pieces of funerary art, especially details in stone relief. In many parts of Europe insetting a photograph of the deceased in a frame is very common. Source Wikipedia
Once again, people have a fascination for graveyards and things related to them for various reasons. Halloween draws them all. Wiccans have a practice called grave-rubbing. If they see a particular tombstone that they like, for whatever reason, and want to preserve it.
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“Grave rubbing is used often when a person is researching and preserving their genealogy/ancestry line. But it can also be used to preserve the memory of a particular grave that you might feel a connection with or simply to meditate on the history of the cemetery. Put your grave rubbings in a special album or frame them and hang them in your sacred space. Framed grave rubbings can be a nice addition to your ancestral altar either at Samhain, or when remembering or calling forth and ancestor to help you.
Finally, always leave an offering for the spirit whose grave your took a rubbing from.”
Here is a story that might bless you. It is about how a pastor overcame the dark forces through prayer:
The power of prayer over witchcraft
Great Story about the Power of Prayer
A haunted house is a house or other building often perceived as being inhabited by disembodied spirits of the deceased who may have been former residents or were familiar with the property. Parapsychologists attribute haunting to the spirits of the dead and the effect of violent or tragic events in the building’s past such as murder, accidental death, or suicide. More scientific explanations for the perception that a percent of Americans, 28 percent of Canadians, and 40 percent of Britons expressed the belief that houses could be “haunted” Source: Wikipedia
A haunted house can be almost any structure converted on Halloween to be as scary as possible. When I was a child the little Methodist Church in I used to attend had one in the attic each year… a CHURCH!!
The Egyptians knew well that if you wanted to keep body snatchers away from a pyramid, the best way was to scare the hell out of them. Mazes, moving walls, self-opening doors, traps and the use of snakes and insects were commonplace in preserving treasures and dead royalty. Granted, they weren’t exactly charging admission for these scares, and the public was not lining up to get lost in the snake room, but this is one of the earliest examples of people crafting devices and sets to provoke fear.
The Greeks and Romans also unknowingly seeded the path for haunted attractions. Their folklore is rich with mazes and labyrinths, all filled with monsters. As theater was a vital part of their culture, it stands to reason that these ancients began devising rudimentary special FX to represent monsters and beasts. They also pioneered a number of theatrical devices that would evolve into the spooky elements used in haunts today, including fog, trapdoors, ghostly images and even fake blood and gore. Source Also see the same source for a complete history of haunted houses.
In recent history we have seen the “Haunted House Attraction” phenomenon expand at a hellish rate. They are increasing rapidly, not only in number but in fright factor. Top Haunted Houses of 2014 Check it out here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2014/09/19/best-haunted-houses-in-u-s-for-halloween-2014/
Frankly, if baffles those of us of a gentler nature, why anyone would pay money to be scared out of their wits. But, more importantly, once again, these things give ground to the enemy.
Understand something, the power of the imagination is beyond what anyone can conceive. It has been proven, scientifically, that when an athlete is injured and unable to maintain his/her practice schedule, all they have to do is lie in bed and imagine themselves going through their routine and their muscles will actually maintain their size and skill level. Likewise, when you are trying to learn a skill, or if you are hoping to find a job, you are counseled to focus on that thing. It is even suggest that you create a wish board and put up pictures of what you are hoping to manifest. Because imaging is powerful. Be careful little eyes what you see. Remember that song from Sunday school? God told us about this truth in Matthew 5:27 “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
That does not just apply to adultery. It applies to any sin. The devil is fully aware of that. So, if he can get you to imagine in your heart, murder, lying, stealing, participating in Witchcraft… The whole idea of virtual reality, is straight out of the pit of Hell!
What are you helping to create in this world? What does your mind focus upon? Are you watching movies and TV shows about vampires, witches, torture and murder? Or, are you studying the Word of God, praying and singing praises to the Lord?
Series continued in the next post -The Christian Connection!
Halloween – The Eve of the Devil. Part 6
Genies or the Jinn of the Islamic religion
Genies or Jinn….. This is just more false belief and demon manifestation.
Though these are not a typical Halloween symbol – they are covered here because they are more than likely related to all the mystical creatures like fairies, elves, brownies, trolls, dwarfs, ghosts, goblins and hobgoblins. As we have seen these types of entities are in the folklore of just about every nation, tongue and tribe. They are included here to show the universiality of this phenomenon as well as to demonstrate how far back in time they are documented. All of these things are of demonic origin. We are not to look to anyone or anything for our help…but God.
Psalms 121 “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? 2My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.3 He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.5 The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand.6 The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night.7 The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.8 The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.
Jinn is a noun of the collective number in the Persian language literally meaning “hidden from sight”, and it derives from the Arabic root j-n-n (pronounced: jann/ junn جَنّ / جُنّ) meaning “to hide” or “be hidden”. Other words derived from this root are majnūn ‘mad’ (literally, ‘one whose intellect is hidden’), junūn ‘madness’, and janīn ’embryo, fetus’ (‘hidden inside the womb’). The word genie in English is derived from Latin genius, meaning a sort of tutelary or guardian spirit thought to be assigned to each person at birth. English borrowed the French descendant of this word, génie; its earliest written attestation in English, in 1655, Inscriptions found in Northwestern Arabia seem to indicate the worship of jinn, or at least their tributary status, hundreds of years before Islam. For instance, an inscription from Beth Fasi’el near Palmyra pays tribute to the “jinnaye”, the “good and rewarding gods”. Source: Wikipedia
In Islamic mythology, Jinn, or djinn, are supernatural creatures made of smokeless fire. They are frequently found in Islamic folklore and are mentioned in the Quran, the religious text of Islam. Historically, they are portrayed as menacing creatures that can harm humans, or drive them mad.
Like any supernatural creatures, Jinn have accumulated a rich world through years of folklore and cultural experiences. They are thought to share many characteristics with humans: Jinn are born, fall in love, get married and die, but also have some superhuman abilities, such as flying, moving mountains, becoming visible only when they wish and appearing as animals. Jinn are described as having hooves like a goat’s, and a black tail. [Our 10 Favorite Monsters]
A belief in jinns seems to have persisted despite recent cultural and political changes within Islamic cultures, the researchers said. For example, two recent surveys done in Bangladesh and the United Kingdom in 2011 and 2012 found that many Muslims believe firmly in the existence of jinn, black magic and the “evil eye.” Source
Brief History of Jinn or Genies
Genies (also called Jinn or genii) are spirits in cultures of the Middle East and Africa. The term genie comes from the Arabic word jinni, which referred to an evil spirit that could take the shape of an animal or person. It could be found in every kind of nonliving thing, even air and fire. Jinn (the plural of jinni) were said to have magical powers and are favorite figures in Islamic literature. To the Mende people of Sierra Leone in Africa, genii are spirits who occasionally try to possess living men. The Mende use magic to fight genii who enter the living.
In ancient Rome, the term genii, the plural form of the Latin word genius, referred to the spirits that watched over every man. The genius was responsible for forming a man’s character and caused all actions. Believed to be present at birth, genius came to be thought of as great inborn ability. Women had a similar spirit known as a juno. Some Romans also believed in a spirit, called an evil genius, that fought the good genius for control of a man’s fate. In later Roman mythology, genii were spirits who guarded the household or community.
For the ancient Semites the Jinn were spirits of vanished ancient peoples who acted during the night and disappeared with the first light of dawn; they could make themselves invisible or change shape into animals at will; these spirits were commonly made responsible for diseases and for the manias of some lunatics who claimed that they were tormented by the Jinn. The Arabs believed that the Jinn were spirits of fire, although sometimes they associated them with succubi, demons in the forms of beautiful women, who visited men by night to copulate with them until they were exhausted, drawing energy from their encounter.
Many Muslims would likely view the term “mythological” as a pejorative statement because traditionally they take the belief that Jinn are real beings. The Jinn are said to be creatures with free will, made of smokeless fire by God, much in the same way humans were made of earth. In the Qur’an, the Jinn are frequently mentioned and even Surat 72: Al-Jinn is entirely about them. In fact Muhammad was said to have been sent as a prophet to “men and Jinn”.
Jinn are not to be confused with the Kareen mentioned in the Qur’an in Surat An-Nas and in Islamic mythology. A Kareen is an evil spirit, while technically a Jinn is considered demonic, intent on tricking people into committing sins, similar to a personal demon. As they are unique to each individual, Kareens would be the ones a magician would summon after a person’s death, such as in a séance, for the soul goes to God and the unruly Kareen would remain on earth and would, conforming to his malevolent nature, impersonate the deceased whose character he’s familiar with. Islam strictly forbids magic. Orthodox Muslims however, recite various verses from the Qur’an such as the Throne Verse, Surat an-Nas and Suart al-Falaq as means of protection and prayer. In Islam-associated mythology, the Jinn were said to be controllable by magically binding them to objects, as Solomon most famously did; the Spirit of the Lamp in the story of Aladdin was such a Jinni, bound to an oil lamp.
Aladdin’s Lamp – THE TRAP
The allure of evil is the easy ride. You can have everything your heart desires. Just rub the magic lamp. All your troubles will disappear and you will be rich and loved and happy. NOT! The Bible says. “the heart is deceitful above all things who can know it?” You don’t even know your own heart or your motivation. What destroys you is your own lust. 1st John 2:15-17 “Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”
In sorcery books Jinn are classified into four races after the classical elements; Earth, Air, Fire and Water. In those races they come in tribes, usually seven, each with a king, each king controls his tribe and is controlled by an Angel, whereas the Angel’s name is torture to the Jinn king as well as his specific tribe, much the same way Jesus’ name is to a demon during an exorcism. Via:TheFetteredHeart Source:
Continued in the Next part – Graveyards and Haunted Houses
Halloween – The Eve of the Devil. Part 5
Ghosts, Goblins and the Paranormal.
1st John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Ghost: an apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image. synonyms: specter, phantom, wraith, spirit, presence.
As a snot-nosed kid growing up, my vision of a ghost was of “Casper the “friendly ghost” as portrayed in the old classic cartoon, shown in the video clip to the left. Those who were blessed with a TV set, back in those days, were treated to Saturday morning cartoons like Casper, Scooby Doo and other cartoons that depicted a not so scary side of ghosts, monsters and the like.
All the way back in my younger days, they were already working to condition young people to accept their satanic agenda. Thank the Lord he kept me outdoors most of the time so escaped being indoctrinated by the one-eyed monster…… well, mostly!
Sad to say, today’s young people are not that lucky. In our society, it is nearly impossible for them to avoid, which is why we are in for a world of hurt in the very near future!!
In folklore, mythology, and modern media such as literary fiction, a ghost (sometimes known as a spectre [British English] or specter [American English], phantom, apparition, spirit, spook, or haunt) is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.The belief in manifestations of the spirits of the dead is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures. Certain religious practices—funeral rites, exorcisms, and some practices of spiritualism and ritual magic—are specifically designed to rest the spirits of the dead. Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life, though stories of phantom armies, ghost trains, phantom ships, and even ghost animals have also been recounted. Source is Wikipedia
Now, let’s get real about Ghosts!
Ghosts are not what you think at all. What you call “Ghosts” are actually demon spirits.
Demons are the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim who are mentioned in Genesis chapter six. The Nephilim are the offspring of fallen angels and humans. The Nephilim were destroyed in the flood, yet their spirits remained on the earth.This view is the oldest belief among the Jewish people. It is a belief that the apostles held to as well. Let me prove why I believe this.
From the facts of the Bible concerning demons, they are disembodied spirits—that is, they once had bodies but lost them. This explains why they hunt for bodies. They crave bodies to inhabit.
Matthew 12:43When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
Demons are the powers of this dark world, while fallen angels are the spiritual forces of evil in the high places. Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Source
What the Bible says about: Ghosts, and Psychics (See written article Here)
Ghosts, Aliens & UFO’s Are Satanic Demonic Deception (excellent, though long, video)
The ancient people, and many cultures even today, worshipped the dead. The dead were worshipped for various reasons. One being that people believed in reincarnation and/or the “circle of life”. To them, all was connected and therefore they could receive guidance and enlightenment from their dead ancestors. Secondly they believed that spirits of the dead walked the earth at night, especially during the Halloween season. So, they tried to placate them to avoid being tormented, or they invited them to visit them or even possess them. This was the old “if you can’t beat them, join them” train of thinking.
The basis of ancestor worship seems to stem from two principle ideas: (1) that “those who have gone before” have a continual and beneficent interest in the affairs of the living; and (2) more widespread, uneasiness, fear of the dead, with practices to placate them.
“On All Souls Day in Brittany, people go to the cemetery to pray for their ancestor’s souls. There is a place called the place of bones where the remains of those long departed are kept together in one tomb. People come to visit this tomb – they walk along the entrance and touch the rows of skulls. They do this so they feel closer to their ancestors. Source
…ghosts are not considered ancestral dead, but identities who are impersonal, unidentifiable, unpredictable, inimical, or malignant. Such acts as ridding houses of the spirits of the dead or foiling ghosts, are common, but they are magical acts rather than rites of worship and reverence. Source
In this next excerpt we see how in the Koreans who were greatly influenced by the Buddist religion, because the do not believe in one God, see the world in a completely different light than western Judeo/Christians. They are open to all types of spirits and spiritual influences.
The shin in shinhwa are a breed apart. They are the gods who live in the heavens and more or less rule over the earth. The other shin (also called chapshin, chap meaning “various” or “miscellaneous”) live on the earth and interact quite regularly with humans; these chapshin are a product of Korean folk religions. Ghosts, faeries, guardian spirits, and even what would be considered monsters in the West are all described by the term chapshin. Interestingly, ghosts and monsters in Korea do not hold the same place of horror and dread as they do in the west; there are, in fact, no truly evil chapshin. A ghost may of course take revenge on someone who has done them wrong, but the Western vampires, ghouls, zombies and the like–fearsome monsters evil to the core–have no counterparts in Korea. Chapshin often act as judges or guardians, punishing the evil and rewarding or protecting the good. This harmony with the supernatural comes from the Buddhist influence with its circular worldview. Life and death are not separate states of being, they are merely part of the same process.
When you choose to believe in ghosts/spirits, you open yourself up to demonic activity. Whether you practice ancestor worship or you believe in wandering spirits the result is the same. You have given them power over you. You actually fear them, more than you fear the one true God. You are honoring them over His word. What you fear most has power over you. If you believe that random spirits of the dead are free to come and go and torment people, you are going to be afraid. You are going to try to do anything to stay clear of them or in their good graces. This is in total defiance of God. Likewise, if you believe that you are forever connected in the “circle of life” to your ancestors and that they are ever available to lead and guide you, this too is an affront to God. You are to look to Him for your guidance, comfort, provision, and no one else. Therefore, you are placing those spirits ahead of God. That is worship.
2nd Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Fear is something Satan has placed in your mind and that is a stronghold in your life! Even the Disciples were fearful and thought Jesus was a “spirit” when he came to them walking on the water. Matthew 14:26 “And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.”
In her book entitled “Redeeming the Land” pages 16 &17, Gwen Shaw explains that when blood is shed in a violent way, whether that is through an accident, physical attack, or war, blood is spilled on the ground. “Numbers 33 You shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land; and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.” So you clearly see, that place where the act takes place is now opened to demonic activity. Ground is given to the enemy, by virtue of the blood shed there. That is why Abel’s blood was crying out to God. So, once the door is open, spirits will move in, occupy and travel in and out of the area. People assume that because the spirit or ghost appears where the violence took place that it is the ghost of the person who died. Not so. Demons are able to manifest in any manner they please. They will naturally manifest in a manner which they know you will receive them. If you want to believe it is the spirit of your dead grandmother, that is how they will appear. If you want to believe it is the ghost of some little girl that died there 100 years ago, then that is how you will see it. Demons know you better than you know yourself. And because they are spirit, they are already in eternity, they can travel through time.
A goblin is a legendary evil or mischievous grotesque dwarf-like daemon or monster that appeared in European stories and accounts during the Middle Ages They are ascribed various (sometimes conflicting) abilities, temperaments and appearances depending on the story and country of origin In some cases, goblins are little creatures related to the brownie and gnome. They are usually small, sometimes only a few inches tall, sometimes the size of a dwarf, and have magical abilities; they are greedy, especially for gold and jewelry.
Goblins actually go back much farther than the Middle Ages and appeared in many parts of the world including the Middle East. The following article introduces some of the different versions of Goblins. One of those is the Bogey which is where the common tale of the “Boogey Man” originated. Great article w/pics here about Goblins
Like ghouls, goblins are malicious, though perhaps not as nightmarish as the flesh eaters above. Agoblin is a “grotesque sprite or elf.” Goblins can be mischievous. They can also assume human and animal form and assail people. Goblin comes from the German kobold. In German folklore, a kobold was a mischievous household spirit. Sometimes the kobold is helpful and sings to children. But too often, he hides valuable household items, kicks people, and erupts in rage when he doesn’t get enough food. Source
As we saw with Ghosts, Goblins are not at all what we think. If you have studied the days of Noah and the Nephilim, you know that way back then the demons were messing with DNA. Not only were they having intercourse with humans, they were mixing the DNA of all species. So, demon and human DNA mixed with animals, insects, and fish. Do you get the picture? Forming hybrids of all kinds. Perversion at its utmost. This is how these creatures came to be. The scientists unwittingly confirm that. Take a look at this next article.
The Reality of Devils and Goblins and Fairies (Scientific explanation , document)
Please pause here and read of an encounter I had with a worker who was seeing Ghosts. There is also info on Slender man, images of REAL Goblins and stories of encounters with them in Africa, and info about the “Black Eyed Children”. That can be seen here on this website.
Continued in the next post: Genies or the Jinn of Islam
Halloween – The Eve of the Devil. Part 4
The Animals of Halloween
Cats have been closely associated with mystery religions from the Egyptians to the Norse. But the Celts had a particular fear of cats, believing they were humans who had been changed into feline form by evil powers. The black cat particularly was connected to demonic powers. Black cats are the chief idol of the goddess of Wicca, Diana. In legend, she turns into a black cat to commit incest with her brother, Lucifer.
“BLACK CATS were associated with darkness and death . . . they embodied demons who performed the witches’ task of maleficia against their neighbors. . . Black cats are said to be the devil himself.” (Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft, p. 49)
Have you noticed that bats are always hanging around somewhere in the Halloween decorations? Also if you note in folklore and mythology the bat turns into a vampire and vice-versa.
“One of the animal shapes commonly used by these demons (or “familiars,” as they were often called) was the bat. Bats and their blood were also used in the casting of spells (especially those of black magick), the brewing of potions. . .” (Dunwich, Gerina. The Pagan Book of Halloween, p. 29)
Bat’s wisdom includes shamanic death and rebirth, initiation, viewing past lives, pollination of new ideas, transition, understanding grief, the use of vibrational sound, camouflage, invisibility, ability to observe unseen, secrets. Source
“In the land of the Celts – from lonely moors to haunted castles – the bat has long been associated with witches, ghosts and other tragic beings of the night… 1949 Encyclopedia of Superstitions by Edwin and Mona Radford we find that “it was said that when a bat rose quickly from the ground and then descended again, that “the witches hour had come.” “this is the hour in which [the witches] have power over every human being under the sun not specially shielded from their influence.”
According to Thomas Crofton Croker’s 1825 book Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland “Phooka – who sometimes took the form of a bat- would sometimes take control of a person and take their soul on a journey.” Source
Remember the wise old owl with the graduation hat on in the Tootsie pop commercial? Younger readers will have no idea so here is a video clip of the 70’s Commercial.
Owls being the wise ones, he was asked “how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop”? He licks 3 times, bites it and then says “3”. Not as wise as portrayed is he?
Owl = Night-Cockerel (Cailleach, Oidhche, Comachag) The word “cailleach” in the Scottish-Gaelic means old woman!, “coileach-oidhche” is the word for owl, believe it or not it means “night-cockerel”! These birds were most often associated with the Crone aspect of the Goddess. (The Crone is another word for Witch.) The owl is often a guide to and through the Underworld, a creature of keen sight in darkness, and a silent and swift hunter. It can help unmask those who would deceive you or take advantage of you.
Seems the makers of this commercial portrayed that owl pretty well. He did take advantage of the situation!
“On Halloween night, demons in the form of owls were said to have traveled with Witches and their cats . . . some were even believed to be Witches in disguise. . . (Interestingly, the owl was called a strix by the Romans—a word that means “Witch.”)” (Dunwich, Gerina. The Pagan Book of Halloween, p. 43)
Owls are believed to have played a more prominent role in early Celtic cults, and could perhaps have derived from a more broadly based deity of a common European descent. Predating the Greek cult of Athena, for whom the owl was an animal attribute, were images of these mysterious birds in Celtic lands.
Owls are believed to be a sacred animal to the famed Cult of the Head. They often appear with human heads and with bovines, such as rams and bulls, all of which have been determined by scholars to be objects of this strange cult. In modern Scottish and Welsh languages, the owl, by the etymology of the word alone carries negative connotations of death and darkness.
In Ancient Greek mythology the Owl was a creature sacred to Athena, Goddess of the night who represented wisdom. Athena, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom had a companion Owl on her shoulder, which revealed unseen truths to her. Owl had the ability to light up Athena’s blind side, enabling her to speak the whole truth, as opposed to only a half truth. The bird features prominently in Celtic folklore where it is considered both to be sacred and to have magical powers, again because of its abilities in the dark.
To the Welsh, the Owl is a night predator — the only bird capable of defeating the swift falcon and then only at dusk, its time of power. The Owl symbolizes death and renewal, wisdom, moon magick, and initiations. Their Goddess Arianrhod shapeshifts into a large Owl, and through the great Owl-eyes, sees even into the darkness of the human subconscious and soul. She is said to move with strength and purpose through the night, her wings of comfort and healing spread to give solace to those who seek her. A star and moon Goddess, Arianrhod was also called the Silver Wheel because the dead were carried on her Oar Wheel to Emania (the Moon-land or land of death), which belonged to her as a deity of reincarnation and karma. The Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess in Wales, her palace was Caer Arianrhod (Aurora Borealis), or the secret center of each initiate’s spiritual being.
In the Old Testament the Owl is an unclean creature that stands alone as a figure of desolation.
The Owl is feared by peoples who believe that the death warning is in its hoot.
The Owl is the envoy of the supernatural world and earth-bound spirits.
The Owl has a dual symbolism of wisdom and darkness, the latter meaning evil and death. They are symbolically associated with clairvoyance, astral projection and magick, and is oftentimes the medicine of sorcerers and witches.
The two main symbolic characteristics of the Owl, its wisdom and its nocturnal activity– have made it represent perception. Considering perception in a spiritual context, Owl medicine is related to psychism, occult matters, instincts, and clairvoyance– the true ability to see what is happening around you.
The owl can see that which others cannot, which is the essence of true wisdom. Where others are deceived, Owl sees and knows what is there.
The Owl, symbol of the Goddess, represents perfect wisdom. Owls have the ability to see in the dark and fly noiselessly through the skies. They bring messages through dreams. The Owl is the bird of mystical wisdom and ancient knowledge of the powers of the moon. With wide-open, all-seeing eyes, Owl looks upon reality without distortion and acknowledges it, yet is aware that with ancient magickal and spiritual knowledge, he or she can make changes. Source
As the Druids practiced divination, this was a very proper totem for their cult. It represents wisdom and clairvoyance. For their witchcraft it represents night flight and astro projection. For more on owls: World Owl Mythology – The Owl Pages
Wolves – Werewolves
You can’t have Halloween without a Werewolf coming on the scene. There was a TV series called “Teen Wolf” starring Michael J. Fox in 1985. The pervert filled MTV gang revived the series in 2011 and a new season will start in 2106. Hollywood seems to be obsessed with the Occult!
Another otherworldly creature roaming the forests and townships on Halloween is the werewolf. In folklore, the werewolf is a man who is transformed, or who can transform himself into a wolf in nature and appearance under the influence of a full moon. The werewolf is only active at night and while he roams the countryside, he’s been known to devour anything that crosses his path.
The word werewolf comes to us from the Old-Saxon – by combining “were” meaning man with wolf, we get manwolf. You hear the word lycanthrope associated with werewolves, and this term has come to mean someone who suffers from a mental condition whereby they actually believe they change into a wolf. Legends of werewolves were popular among the ancient Greeks and are found in many of the world’s folklores. In areas where wolves are not common, the belief is modified to include werebears, weretigers, werelions and so on. These beasts are known as shape shifters.
In the dark Middle Ages, the church stigmatized the wolf as the personification of evil and a servant of Satan. Many of our children’s stories reflect this attitude and wolves share the villain’s role with the witch. In 1270, it was considered heretical NOT to believe in werewolves. The church forced confessions from the mentally ill to prove its convictions. Ultimately, they quit charging people of being werewolves in the 17th century, but only for a lack of evidence. The belief in the beasts, however, did not cease in the absence of indictments. Source
I have to say that where there is smoke there is fire. When you find evidence, and testimony of something all over the world, throughout different cultures you have to give credence. There are many things about the realm of the spirit that we still don’t understand. Especially we who live in the United States. We have lived in a “Christian” culture and under the protection of God for so long, we don’t really know much at all about spiritual things. People who live in other countries, especially under developed countries live this stuff every day. So as not to frighten or offend anyone, there will be no gory details posted here. Links will be listed at the end of this section, for those brave enough to explore this topic further. Suffice it to say, there is validity to the shamanistic beliefs in shape-shifting. There are testimonies of this type of thing occurring every day. With the world headed in the direction that it is currently, we will be seeing and hearing a lot more of this type of activity. Whether people actually change physical shape or merely take on the behaviors and characteristics of animals, doesn’t really matter. Men and women have been taught that they are “just animals” by our education system for so long now that they actually believe it. Some people use that fact to justify their ungodly and even demonic behavior. People are rekindling ancient religions and demonic practices. We are about to enter into a very dark time. Those who know God and are covered in the Blood of our Savior, have no reason to fear. Those who are not covered in the blood… better get there quick!
http://alam25.tripod.com/first.htm German story of the origination of the term Werewolf
http://educate-yourself.org/mc/mcsva…viewpt10.shtml ex illuminati confirms shape shifting
http://www.wildspeak.com/other/shapeshiftingintro.html promoting shape shifting
http://a-rainbow-of-spirituality.org/Shapeshifting.html Taste the Rainbow…. Lol
http://www.witchcraftandwitches.com/world_americas.html shamans around the world.
“The Spider is an ancient symbol of mystery, power and growth. In contemplating its web we find it serves as a reminder that our choices construct our lives. It is a messenger to be mindful of the choices we are making. We can derive more Spider symbol meaning when we consider certain subtle characteristics that represent ancient symbols of infinity.
The infinity symbol meanings occur when we consider most Spiders have eight eyes and all have eight legs. The number eight is also a symbol of infinity or lemniscate (an eight turned on its side). Also, the vibrational frequency indicates the meaning of number eight involves cycles, passage of time, and evolution.”
Symbolic Spider Meanings
Neat Video Showing Spider Web-Weaving
“The spider is a nearly universal symbol of Fate: a teacher, a destroyer, and a trickster”. Source
Spiders in Druidry:
The Spider is the guardian of the ancient languages and alphabets. The Spider is considered the teacher of language and the magic of writing. Those who weave magic with the written word probably have a Spider as a guide.
The Spider as an animal is a spiritual teacher in its own right. For example the Spider’s web is a constant reminder of the eight festivals. This is easily seen in the wheel webs some Spiders weave. The strands of the web, like the spokes of a wheel are straight from the edge to the middle and do form the eight fold wheel. That same web also shows the pentagram and the levels of spirituality known in Druidry as: Annwn, Abred, Gwynvyd and Keugant.
Let’s take a look at the lessons from the Druid Spider by contemplating its web.
Seeing the Spider weaving a web, it signals to us that we must weave our own lives. The Spider as a guide (or totem, familiar, etc…) serves as a reminder that our choices construct our lives.
We can derive even more Spider symbol meaning when we consider certain subtle characteristics that represent ancient symbols of infinity. When we take a look at the Spider itself and consider most Spiders have eight eyes and all have eight legs, we can see that the Spider also shows the meaning of the number eight, which involves cycles, passage of time, evolution and, as mentioned before, the eight fold path of the year.
Spiders are also found to be connected to Halloween or Samhain. This is because Spiders are related to death because of the venom they carry. This venom is of course also used as basis for the antidote, connecting the Spider both to death and rebirth and thus she stands for the completion of the circle.
The Spider, because of its characteristics, has come to be associated with magic and the energy of creation. It is a symbol of creative power, reflected in its ability to spin a silken web. The Spider is also associated with its spiral energy, the links with the past and the future. The spiral of the web, converging at a central point, is something to be meditated upon by those with Spiders as a (spirit) guide.
Remember that the Spider is the keeper of knowledge and of the primordial alphabet.
Her eight legs represent the four winds of change and the four directions on the medicine wheel, while her body is in the shape of the infinity symbol, which represents infinite possibilities. Spider was said to have woven the alphabet, creating the means for people to communicate and record their history through language. Source
All spiders are predatory and nearly all are venomous. Most weave a deadly trap in the form of a web.
Spider must shed its skin in order to grow, much like the snake. Another thing that spider and snake have in common is people’s instinctive negative reaction toward them.
Some find the eight legs and body shape in the form of an eight significant; numerology equates spider with the symbol for infinity. Spider is the totality of the life cycle – the beginning and end.
The lesson of the spider is maintaining balance – between past and future, male and female, spiritual and physical. She teaches you that everything you do and experience now is weaving what you will encounter in the future.
She reminds us that the world is woven around us; we are the center of our own world.
Because of its characteristics, mystics and mythology associate spider with three expressions of magic – creation, assertiveness and the connection between past and future.
Curses, Spells and Hexes
it said that no matter how hard the wind blows, a spider’s web will stay intact. A spider’s web does not disintegrate, as the web has the capacity to move and stay fluid. A web keeps its form and moves with the wind. Scientists have discovered that the filament used to spin a spider’s web is much stronger than steel and far more resilient.
spells, curses, grids, and ley lines work… they attach to people through their nervous system. ..by balancing the nervous system we can change the electromagnetic energy in our body, diffusing curses and spells and releasing attachments to grids and ley lines…the human nervous system resembles a spider’s web in its design, but more importantly in its resilience and ability to heal itself. The message from spider reveals that we are all interconnected by a filament of consciousness. Source
Meaning of Halloween Spiders
Much like the bat, cat, and the owl – spiders (as Halloween symbols and otherwise) are creatures considered to be endowed with supernatural qualities which make them harbingers of mystic energy. Witches often invite the spider into their homes and practices as a method of enhancing understanding of energetic patterns. Why are they so mystical? Predominantly because of their ability to weave webs, which has long been symbolic of time, fate, progress and the representation of the human journey (on both physical and philosophical levels). Also, the spider boasts eight legs, and the number eight is symbolic of cycles which would make the spider’s presence during this time of year (symbolic of the transition between summer and winter) quite fitting. For more on number eight click here. You may also be interested in the symbolic meaning of the spider as a totem creature here.
Here is an interesting bit of information of Arachne, The Greek goddess who supposedly became the first spider.
Weaving Spiders Come Not Here – The Secret Meaning of Bohemian Grove’s Motto
Continued next- Ghosts, Goblins and the Paranormal.
Halloween – The Eve of the Devil.
What do all of the accouterments represent continued – Part 3
Skulls and Skeletons
The skeleton is a form of the god of the dead, the witches’ “horned god.” The Dictionary of Satanism by Wade Baskin says this about skulls and skeletons under “skull worship”: “Skulls play an important role as sacred relics and as objects of worship among primitives. Among Polynesians and Melanesians, skulls of ancestors are worshiped in order to establish connections with the spirits of the dead. Like the head of Osiris in Egypt, the skulls of ancestors may also serve as tutelar deities. The head or its parts, each of which may stand for the whole, can be used as magical food or as a means of increasing the fertility of the soil.” Under “Skull,” the Dictionary of Lore and Legend says, “Symbol of death, often with crossed bones beneath.
“Trophy, charm, or ornament, the human head figured prominently in Celtic life. Warriors hung enemy heads on their houses as a show of prowess, and Druids, believing that the head harbored the soul, placed skulls in sanctuaries to ward off evil.”
Source: (National Geographic, May 1977, p. 603)
What is scarier than seeing the insides of a human, or in this case – human bones walking about? A bit freaky, yes. Well, on Halloween night, the image of skeletons and skulls are everywhere to be seen! They can be seen as costumes, on decorations, greeting cards and on television.
It doesn’t seem difficult to understand how skeletons became associated with Halloween. Just like ghosts, the skeleton reminds us that Halloween was once a solemn day – a day for the dead.
In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is almost like Christmas. Street peddlers sell holiday toys. And these toys,
seemingly morbid are actually colorful and fanciful. The skeletons have moving legs and painted in bright colors and many times dressed up like a Barbie. Source
Being that Halloween is a Celtic new year’s festival, many of its surviving rituals trace to the Celtic feast. The Celts worshipped fire and sun. (See:http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/idr/idr23.htm for more information)
“Culdees, the recognized successors of the Druids in Ireland and Scotland, are said to owe their name–cal, gal, or ceill–to the word meaning preserver of fire “It is still lucky,” writes one, “for the young people to jump over the flames, or for cattle to pass between two fires” Another says,” Our forefathers sent their sons and daughters through the fire to Moloch” … All Hallow Eve ceremonies are well known, and especially the passing through the fire,”
The fire rite was practiced in many areas around the world on the night before the New Year. The old fire was allowed to go out and a new one was kindled—usually a sacred fire from which the fires of the village were relit. The fires were thought to rejuvenate the waning sun and aid in banishing evil spirits. The Druids built hilltop fires to celebrate important festivals. Ghosts and witches feared fire, it was thought, and so fire became the best weapon against evil spirits. Witchcraft was punished by burning at the stake, fire being used as a means of purification. The light that fires gave off was a sign of sacredness.
Fire-worship may be the purest form of idolatry; flame, so nearly immaterial, ever moving, always aspiring is a type of the spiritual,–is useful, although dangerous. But no form of idolatry could be more cruel than fiery adoration of the grim Moloch Symbols are agreeable to fancy, and often helpful; but they may, and repeat do, lead men to crass idolatry. Source
You can see that we are not talking about just any fire, we are talking about “sacred fire”. Sacred fire is also represented in the carrying of the Olympic Torch. Fire that comes from the gods (demons).
Trick or Treat
Whether this derived from the ghostly spirits going door to door to demand their tribute; or the children going door to door to collect payment for their prayers for safety; or the Druids going door to door demanding sacrifices; or even the Celts just trying to fool the spirits by dressing like them; or scaring them with frightening outfits; this is where the practice began.
“This another Druid inspired custom. Every year on Halloween, many children throughout the world dress up in costumes and go door to door in a ritual known as trick or treating . . . unaware that their innocent masquerade is actually the remnants of a Druidic religious practice from times most ancient. (Dunwich, Gerina. The Pagan Book of Halloween, p. 11)
Whatever the wrinkles, the root assumption is the same: trick or treat had its beginning in the Celtic dawn. (Santino, Jack. Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life, p. 82)
Popular at Halloween parties is the custom of apple bobbing. Apple Bobbing is a means of divination passed down from the Druids surviving in our current cultures, influenced by the Celts. Because the apple is also a common love charm, the practice of bobbing for apples has come to be associated with the selection of a lover. In ancient times it was a form of ritualistic torture employed by the Celts, as well as a fertility rite as it is commonly used in Christmas observance.
“Apple bobbing probably comes from the Roman festival of Pomona, the goddess of fruit and trees. This festival was merged with the festival of Samhain after Rome conquered Britain. In honor of Samhain, subjects were forced to bob for apples in boiling hot water. Those who lived through this ordeal were set free.” Source
Masks & Costumes
Mask: meaning and etymology of the word.
from French masque, from Italian maschera, mascara, probably from medieval Latin masca ‘witch, specter, nightmare’ but influenced by Arabic masḵara ‘buffoon.’ Old Occitan masco “witch,”
I submit to you that the Celtic people did not just put on masks and costumes for fun, or even just to scare off the evil doers. It is apparent that there is a ritualistic and symbolic purpose for their costuming. It was another part of their worship to these demonic entities to whom they offered their own children as sacrifice. You can learn more about this subject here: http://www.anymask.com/historyofmask.html
The following are just a few excerpts from that site:
A spirit power is also often believed to inhabit the artist’s tools so that even these have to be handled in a prescribed manner. As the form of the mask develops it is usually believed to acquire power increasingly in its own right, and again various procedures are prescribed to protect the craftsman and to ensure the potency of the object. If all the conventions have been adhered to, the completed mask, when worn or displayed, is regarded as an object suffused with great supernatural or spirit power. In some cultures it is believed that because of the close association between the mask maker and the spirit of the mask, the artist absorbs some of its magic power.
When he is attired in the mask, there is a loss of his previous identity and the assuming of a new one. Upon donning the mask, the wearer sometimes undergoes a psychic change and as in a trance assumes the spirit character depicted by the mask… He loses his own identity and becomes like an automaton, without his own will, which has become subservient to that of the personage of the mask.
Masks are used to take one beyond their own persona to a reality that transcends body-ego boundaries. The resulting altered states of consciousness allow communication with the spiritual reality. This was the goal of most ancient tribal rituals. Masks became the mediators between the physical and the spiritual world. Mask making itself had its own spiritual significance as a ritual in which the energy of the mask’s creator was projected onto the mask.
Masks and Rituals: SohKiDo Pathways III and IV of the Seven Pathways of Transpersonal Creativity
Masks and costumes carry a long history in the occult and demon possession. Masks are a point of contact to the spirit world used, to invite the spirit to “possess” the wearer.
“In rituals, a person wearing a mask of a god or spirit often feels possessed by the supernatural being. . . (World Book 2005, p. 263)
“The person wearing the mask feels internally transformed and takes on temporarily the qualities of the god or demon represented by the mask. (Biedermann, Hans. Dictionary of Symbolism, p. 218)
Can you believe that this stuff is being revived? The pagan religions are all coming alive again, it’s incredulous. How far we have fallen.
Orange, black, and red, the devil’s colors, are the colors associated with Halloween. Black prefigures black magic and demonic influence. The black of night is when these forces of evil are busiest, using the cover of darkness for their sinister works.
The traditional Halloween colors of Orange and Black, it is widely accepted, had their roots in Celtic lore. Black is considered the symbol of death while Orange is the reflection of the autumn harvest. Orange is also the color of fire. Source
Except from: Colors in Scripture:
Darkness – Black
Since darkness is contrasted with light in Genesis 1:4, there is obviously symbolic meaning attached to darkness. Black darkness is used to described the second death, the final judgment of the cosmic evangelist (2 Peter 2:17; Jude 13). Black darkness is associated with death of a baby (Job 3:3-11). And it is the darkness of skin that is burned (SOS 1:5-6) or diseased (Job 30:30). Thus, black refers to death. Darkness (which obviously has the characteristic color, black) refers to Satan’s Cosmic System, cosmos diabolicus, the world. The world is separated from the light (John 1:5). Rejection of the light, thinking like a Gentile unbeliever, is described as darkness in the understanding (Eph. 4:18). The world system is characterized by the love of money (monetary reversionism), which will be judged symbolically by one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse (the rider on the black horse) (Rev. 6:5).
BLACK means Death (2 Peter 2:17; Jude 13; Job 3:3-11); the world (John 1:5; Rev. 6:5).
Basic Meaning of Colors
Red Suffering, sin, worry, fear, blood
Orange Separation, Evil, Human Good, Apostasy, Root
Black Death, Darkness, World,
The Magical Properties of Color
Black – Black absorbs, conceals, and creates confusion and chaos, new beginnings, knowledge of hidden things, the container of light, one of the most powerful of colors. Use black for self-control, endurance, and patience. Black is also a good color to use to bring discord and confusion to enemies. It can be used also for protection, binding negative forces, breaking up obstacles and blocks, reversing and breaking up negative thoughtforms. Best when applied to others. Black rules over the base chakra, the planet Saturn, the element of earth and in the original religions, it signified new beginnings. In Satanic alchemy, black represents the step of void meditation and transformation.
Orange – Creativity, enthusiasm, energy, stamina, and is a powerful color of major changes. Orange helps with adaptability, attraction, sudden changes, stimulation, enthusiasm, creativity, energy, gaining control, changing luck and inciting justice. The Sun rules orange. Orange rules the creative/sexual chakra (2nd), and is of the element of fire.
Red – Energy, passion, anger, inflammatory, lust, strength, protects against psychic attack. Mars rules red- Revenge, anger, pure sexual lust, and physical gratification, courage, determination, dealing with enemies. Red is used for inciting accidents, fires, and injuries. Red can also be used for self-confidence, athletics, strength, creating magickal energy for black magick, (Good for self-empowerment before workings of black magick) and inducing intensity. Incites lust, energy, strength, sexual energy, dynamism, passionate love, physical desire, courage, will power, athletics (especially competitive), and vitality. When used in black magick, red as opposed to black brings on sudden attacks, accidents, bloodshed, violence, and hatred. Red can also be used to incite wars, anarchy, and cruelty. Mars rules red. Red is of the element of fire. Both the colors red and black rule the root chakra.
In researching the colors, I discovered that wiccans were adding purple to the list of Halloween colors. I failed to save the sources but I looked up the color out of curiosity. Interesting that they are adding this to the list. “Can be used to incite tyranny, abuse of power…”
Purple – Psychic ability, wisdom, divination, removing curses, healing, psychic work, business success, influencing people in power. Powerful color with energies that can be difficult to handle. It can be used when applied to others to incite tyranny, abuse of power, idealism and influencing people who have power over you. Good for inciting sadness and treachery in others. Jupiter rules purple. Purple rules the crown chakra. Source
This is really not a new color for evil though. Think of The Count from Sesame Street, The Joker from Batman and countless others. Visit this site for more: http://www.comicvine.com/profile/cap…of-evil/35647/
Purple is believed to have been a mystical color, related to magic and supernatural forces — especially dark purples (usually darkened lavender; magenta not so much). That’s how purple became a Halloween color. Since Halloween matches theme with both purple and black magic, the two have become colors of darkness. Video games often follow that schema. The Halloween form of green, not so much, as it is more visible to the human eye than purple.
Continued in the next part – The Animals of Halloween
Halloween – The Eve of the Devil.
Where did Halloween originate Part 2 – And the connection to Satanism and Witchcraft
Ephesians 5:11 “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
In part one we showed you the ancient pagan and Druid connection. In part two we will show you the modern Spider Web of Witchcraft and Satanism in Halloween and all of the representation of darkness and evil.
Three Major Groups Consider Halloween A Sacred Holiday:
“Samhain: This is the “Witch’s New Year” and the primary Sabbat from which all others flow.” Source: (RavenWolf, Silver. Teen Witch, p. 42)
“Halloween is one of the four major Sabbats celebrated by the modern Witch, and it is by far the most popular and important of the eight that are observed…Witches regard Halloween as their New Year’s Eve, celebrating it with sacred rituals…” Source: (Dunwich, Gerina. The Pagan Book of Halloween, p. 120) See more info on Witchcraft here
We won’t take up a lot of time touching on Satanism, Vampires, Zombies and the Illuminati relationship with Halloween. You can see more info on Satanism and Vampirism here at ExposingSatanism
1st Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, (see Job 1:6-12) seeking whom he may devour:”
Halloween is also among Satanism’s most cherished days. Anton LaVey, founder of The Church of Satan and author of The Satanic Bible writes: “After one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht (May 1st) and Halloween.” Source: (LaVey, Anton Szandor. The Satanic Bible, p. 96) This is why I do not celebrate my birthday or anyone else’s. People get upset when I tell them about what it represents. I just let them tell me happy birthday and I extend the courtesy back to them when their high holy day takes place!
The Satanic Calendar decrees for Halloween:
“One of the two most important nights of the year. . . Blood and sexual rituals. Sexual association with demons. Animal and human sacrifice-male or female.”
Satanists practice the original customs and rituals of Halloween. Right down to the sexual rites and human sacrifice.
Former occultist Johanna Michaelsen reveals: “Halloween is also a prime recruiting season for Satanists.” Source: (Michaelsen, Johanna. Like Lambs to the Slaughter, p. 192)
“The Satanic Bible as listing the main Satanic holidays as Walpurgisnacht (30-APR), Halloween (31-OCT), and the member’s birthday.” Source: (The Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult by Mather & Nichols, (Zondervan, 1993), P. 244)
October 31 – Samhain, also known as Halloween, or All Hallows Eve. This date is the Illuminati’s highest day of human sacrifice.
The human sacrifice required during many of these occult dates needs to contain the following elements, each one of which is exaggerated to the highest possible degree:
1. Trauma, stress, and mental anguish, sheer terror
2. The final act in the drama should be destruction by a fire; preferably a conflagration.
A conflagration is one term for a great and destructive fire that threatens human life, animal life, health, and/or property. It may also be described as a blaze or simply a (large) fire. A conflagration can be accidentally begun, naturally caused (wildfire), or intentionally created (arson). Arson can be for fraud, murder, sabotage or diversion, or due to a person’s pyromania. A firestorm can form as a consequence of a very large fire, in which the central column of rising heated air induces strong inward winds, which supply oxygen to the fire. Conflagrations can cause casualties including deaths or injuries from burns, trauma due to collapse of structures and attempts to escape, and smoke inhalation. Source: Wikipedia
3. “People must die as human sacrifices, especially children, since Lord Satan looks upon a younger human sacrifice as his most desirable.”
Symbolism: Where do Witches, Goblin, Jack-O-Lanterns, etc. fit in?
What do all of the accouterments represent Part 1
Parades and Celebration
Know this: “The grand marshal of the Halloween parade is, and always has been, Death.” Source: (Skal, David J. Death Makes a Holiday: The Cultural History of Halloween, p. 18)
During the early modern era in Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man and Wales, the festival included mumming and guising, the latter of which goes back at least as far as the 16th century. This involved people going house-to-house in costume (or in disguise), usually reciting verses or songs in exchange for food. It may have come from the Christian custom of souling (see below) or it may have a Gaelic folk origin, with the costumes being a means of imitating, or disguising oneself from, the Aos Sí. In Scotland, youths went house-to-house on 31 October with masked, painted or blackened faces, often threatening to do mischief if they were not welcomed.F. Marian McNeill suggests the ancient festival included people in costume representing the spirits, and that faces were marked (or blackened) with ashes taken from the sacred bonfire. In parts of Wales, men went about dressed as fearsome beings called gwrachod. In the late 19th and early 20th century, young people in Glamorgan and Orkneydressed as the opposite gender. In parts of southern Ireland, the guisers included a hobby horse. A man dressed as a Láir Bhán (white mare) led youths house-to-house reciting verses—some of which had pagan overtones—in exchange for food. If the household donated food it could expect good fortune from the ‘Muck Olla’; not doing so would bring misfortune. Elsewhere in Europe, mumming and hobby horses were part of other yearly festivals. However, in the Celtic-speaking regions they were “particularly appropriate to a night upon which supernatural beings were said to be abroad and could be imitated or warded off by human wanderers”. As early as the 18th century, “imitating malignant spirits” led to playing pranks in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands. Wearing costumes at Halloween spread to England in the 20th century, as did the custom of playing pranks. The “traditional illumination for guisers or pranksters abroad on the night in some places was provided by turnips or mangel wurzels, hollowed out to act as lanterns and often carved with grotesque faces to represent spirits or goblins”. Source: Wikipedia
Witches are the reigning Queen of Halloween. While Halloween masquerades as childish fun and frolic, it’s serious business in the occult world. Witchcraft, Wicca, Satanism and paganism believe, on the night of Halloween, devils and spirits are unleashed. They perform their most hideous and potent rituals on the night of Halloween. Source
A pagan practice that was not eradicated upon the coming of Christianity was witchcraft. The word “witch” comes from the Anglo-Saxon Wicca, or “wise one.” Witches were thought to be possessors of magic.
Witches, who worship the deities of nature, have living talismans or symbols through which they derive their dark powers. They invoke evil spirits to enter the bodies of their talismans (often called familiars). Some have dogs, owls, snakes or swine for their talismans, but the most common are cats.
The broomstick is a symbol of the male organ, on which the witch mounts and leaps high around the fields to “teach” the crops how high to grow. The notion of flying witches relates to the fact that witches believed they could fly great distances to their feasts by smearing their bodies with ointments containing drugs. The drugs gave them psychedelic “trips” making them think they flew.
The combination of the demonic activity they invited and the alternate state of consciousness induced by drugs, meditation, chanting, dancing and/or any combination thereof, could produce actual out of body experiences. Witches could actually visit places and be able to reveal evidence of their journey, which caused people to believe they could fly. If you’ve been lullabied by the gospel of Halloween that witches are harmless folks, wake up, witches worship the devil:
“In many instances, according to the confessions of the witches, besides their direct worship of the devil, they were obliged to show their abhorrence of the faith they had deserted by trampling on the cross, and blaspheming the saints, and by other profanations.” Source: (Spence, Lewis. An Encyclopedia of Occultism, p. 433)
“The witches held a party at Hallowe’en and the women…sold their soul to the devil, would put a stick in their beds anointed with the fat of murdered babies…” Source: (Douglas, George William. The American Book of Days, p. 569)
Although witches vigorously protest they have no dealings with the devil, under the heading, “A Witch’s God,” the popular witch’s training manual, Witchcraft: Theory and Practice, plainly states: “A Witch’s God…He is…Lord of the Underworld [Hell]…He is named Baphomet, Lucifer, Baal.” Source: (Angeles, Ly de. Witchcraft: Theory and Practice, p. 60)
“Witchcraft is demonic worship in diametric opposition to the worship of the Heavenly Father Yahweh. Yahweh minces no words about it. He told Israel through Moses, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” (Ex. 22:18). He says in Deuteronomy 18:10, “There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.”
Eventually the Druids themselves came to be regarded as witches. Witch hunting during Halloween became almost a national pastime in the colonial years of our nation. But that was yesterday. Halloween is regarded as the high “Sabbath” for practicing witches today.
“If witches are the Queen of Halloween, the smiling jack-o-lantern is the King. The demonic jack-o-lantern leaves most historians baffled tracing its spooky origin. One popular tale, tells of Jack who tricked the devil in a deal for his soul. But the origin of the jack-o-lantern is much more sinister. It arrives from the Druid’s ghastly reverence of the severed human head! They proudly decorated their houses and temples with bloody severed heads. The Druids believed the head housed the soul, hence the light or candle in the skull. The original jack-o-lantern was not a pumpkin or turnip, but a severed human head!” Source
As darkness set in on October 31st, the clan of Druids would put on their white robes and hoods. They would carry sickles and Celtic crosses as they began a torchlight procession. At the beginning of the procession, a male slave was killed and dragged by a rope fastened to his left ankle. The Druids would walk until they came to a house or a village where they shouted the equivalent of “trick or treat.” The treat was a slave girl or any female to be given to the Druids. If the people refused to a girl as a “treat”, blood was taken from the dead slave and used to draw a hexagram or six-pointed star on the door or wall of the village. Spirits of the “horned hunter of the night” were invoked by the Druids to kill someone in that house or village by fear that night.
If the house or village gave a girl as a “treat”, the Druids put a pumpkin with a face carved in it in front of the door or gate of that place. Inside the pumpkin was a candle made of human tallow to keep evil spirits away. Thus, the Jack-O-Lantern was and is a sign that you have cooperated with Satan.
The treats or female victims were taken to Stonehenge where they were raped and killed and then sacrificed on the sacred bonefire until only glowing embers were left. The “bonefire” is the origin of the modern day bonfire. As a matter of luck for winter survival, all villagers were expected to use the glowing embers of the bonefire to light their hearths. Source
“It is believed that faces, rather than other images or symbols, were originally carved onto the pumpkin because they gave the jack-o-lantern the look of a head. The Celts of ancient times believed that the head was the most sacred part of the human body, for it housed a person’s immortal soul.” Source: (Dunwich, Gerina. The Pagan Book of Halloween, p. 32)
“…They hang the heads of their enemies from the necks of their horses, and, when they have brought them home, nail the spectacle to the entrances of their homes…” Source: (Strabo, Geography )
Satan always tries to mock and mimic the things of God: Revelation 20:4 “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”
“…The jack-o-lantern is generally presented in its traditional form as a festive euphemism for the death’s-head, the triangular nose hole and rictus grin being the “dead” giveaways.” Source: (Skal, David J. Death Makes a Holiday: The Cultural History of Halloween, p. 38)
“Carved and illuminated by a candle, they are symbolic of death and the spirit world.” Source: (Thompson, Sue Ellen. Holiday Symbols and Customs, p. 256)
“A will-o’-the-wisp (/ˌwɪl ə ðə ˈwɪsp/), will-o’-wisp (/ˌwɪl ə ˈwɪsp/), or ignis fatuus (/ˌɪɡnɨs ˈfætʃuːəs/; Medieval Latin: “foolish fire”) is an atmospheric ghost light seen by travellers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is said to recede if approached, drawing travellers from the safe paths. The phenomenon is known by a variety of names, including jack-o’-lantern, friar’s lantern, hinkypunk, and hobby lantern in English folk belief, well attested in English folklore and in much of European folklore.”Source: Wikipedia
The pumpkin is the medium of choice in America, but in Europe it could be a turnip, large beet, potato, rutabaga or even a skull with a candle in it. To the ancient Celts, the frightful face of the jack-o-lantern was representative of the god of the dead, Samhain, who would drive off less powerful evil spirits that were wandering about particular night. Seeing glimmering lights flickering over an English marsh or an Irish bog, people were certain dead souls had returned to earth. They would place the jack-o-lantern on posts and in windows to ward off the spirits of the dead on Halloween.
The word jack-o-Lantern is an abbreviation of “Jack of the Lantern.” Jack is another name for joker or Satan. In the Irish tale, a man named Jack was fond of playing tricks on the devil. Annoyed, the devil tossed Jack a burning coal from hell. With the coal in his “lantern” Jack was condemned to walk the earth forever searching for rest. The jack-o-lantern is a Halloween idol that keeps alive an ancient symbol of demonic superstition.
It has been said that the Celts displayed the Jack-O-Lantern in hopes of avoiding the curses and pranks of the evil spirits and the sinister Druids. It has been said that they displayed the ghoulish carving to show they were willing to offer sacrifices to the horrible god of the Druids, even if that meant offering one of their children. Now that you know the origins of this nasty custom hopefully you will not be willing to display the Jack-O-Lantern on your porch or step as so many people are so eager to do.
Just to show you the complete lack of discernment, take a quick look at this “Christian Jack-O-Lantern“.
“I made this Jack-O-Lantern with a friend so that she could take it to the private Christian elementary school where she teaches for Halloween. We carved the Bible verse, John 8:12 into the pumpkin – it looks really great with a candle inside! The letters “O” and “B” are tricky because the insides of these letters must float”
Here is what it says in John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” Following Jesus means avoiding everything that has the appearance of evil. What fellowship does the dark have with the light? We are not conform to the way of the heathan, rather show them the way, the truth and the light. Many of them are just lost and afraid or perhaps even well-meaning but deceived.
Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
2nd Corinthians 6:17 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” Halloween is an unclean thing people! You may want to educate yourself on an “Accursed thing” See that here
Vampires weren’t always fancied to be glamorous, alluring creatures. That is primarily a modern version thanks mostly to Hollywood and Television. The term “Vampire” didn’t even exist in ancient days though even then, there were rumors of creatures with attributes similar to those of Vampires. These dark beings, spoken of in legend and mythology seemed to have one common denominator among them; drinking the blood of living beings as a force of maintaining their own evil existence. Source has very good info on the history of Vampires. This source also has good info
Excerpted from Halloween Express
Of all the monsters, demons and paranormal beings we associate with Halloween, the Vampire may have one of the most intriguing backgrounds. The Vampire that we see in today’s media is often thought to be sexy, charismatic as well as beguiling. Women seem to be unafraid of falling prey to one of these ultimate bad boys and even have been known to risk their lives to be with one. Perhaps it’s because of the Vampire’s ability to mesmerize and intoxicate women with a heavy dosing of diabolical charm. Or perhaps it’s the combination of attractiveness, danger, strength and immortality that is creating the allure. Perhaps the allure lies in the vampire’s representation of true, pure, ultimate evil and sin. For man’s fallen nature loves sin. Indulgence, especially of a sexual nature, is man’s downfall. What can be more rebellious and evil than to drain the life blood from a human being? As with all sin, once you give in to it, it is very hard to get away. They say that once you drink blood, it becomes an obsession, an addiction. Or, given the female’s propensity to change the male of the species, maybe the very idea of reforming the worst type of atrocious scoundrel, in the name of true love, is just too much for some girls to resist.
“The Walking Dead” is the title of the most popular TV series about zombies. There is a cult following with these types of shows that have a theme of darkness and death. This is why they fit so well in the Halloween scene.
1871, of West African origin (compare Kikongo zumbi “fetish;” Kimbundu nzambi “god”), originally the name of a snake god, later with meaning “reanimated corpse” in voodoo cult. But perhaps also from Louisiana creole word meaning “phantom, ghost,” from Spanish sombra “shade, ghost.” Sense “slow-witted person” is recorded from 1936.
The word “zombie” has several etymologies. One such is that the word has been derived from Carribean word “jumbie” meaning “ghost.” Another etymology is that the word has been derived from “nzambi” which means “spirit of a dead person” in Kongo. Yet another version says that the word has come from “zonbi” which was used in Haitian Creole and Louisiana Creole.
According to Haitian folklore, the book Race, Oppression and the Zombie recounts, zombies are the product of spells by a voudou sorcerer called a bokor. The word is believed to be of West African origin and was brought to Haiti by slaves from that region.
Zombies are considered to be dead people who had come back to life or have a resemblance to it with no intelligence. They are considered creatures who only want to feed or attack unless they are controlled. These are foul creatures created by voodoo or through the bite of another zombie. These creatures are attracted more to human beings.…zombies are considered to be creatures that have no thoughts.
Zombie as a fictional character is an “undead creature or a person with an entranced state.” Zombies are more popular in modern fiction and horror films. Zombies became so famous after George A. Romero’s film “Night of the Living Dead” (1968). Source
Zombies are undead creatures, typically depicted as mindless, (does that remind you of some in government?) reanimated human corpses with a hunger for human flesh. Source Wikipedia
Zombies are soulless corpses that are animated by dark magic. These undead abominations act as slaves controlled by the one who created and are used to perform the evil bidding of their masters.
Historically, zombies come from practitioners of voodoo magic, and are very real. This west African religion uses many different methods of creating magic. Some of these methods use drugs and various other poisons, as well as demonic forces. Source
ghoul (n.) etymology
1786, goul, in the English translation of William Beckford’s Orientalist novel “Vathek” (which was written in French), from Arabic ghul, an evil spirit that robs graves and feeds on corpses, from ghala “he seized.”
Ghoul, Arabic Ghūl, in popular legend, demonic being believed to inhabit burial grounds and other deserted places. In ancient Arabic folklore, ghūls belonged to a diabolic class of jinn (spirits) and were said to be the offspring of Iblīs, the Muslim prince of darkness. They were capable of constantly changing form, but their presence was always recognizable by their unalterable sign: ass’s hooves.
Considered female by the ancients, the ghūl was often confused with the sílā, also female; the sílā, however, was a witchlike species of jinn, immutable in shape. A ghūlstalked the desert, often in the guise … (100 of 278 words)
Ghouls are creatures related to graveyards and consume human flesh. Ghouls were first seen in the famous book “One Thousand and One Nights.” In English, ghouls were first seen in William Beckford’s novel “Vathek” which has a description of a ghoul of the Arabian folklore. (This may be when the western world first heard of them, but they have been around for thousands of years.)
Ghouls are not humans or were humans but are only transformed ones. They have animal-like or child-like intelligence. These creatures feed on carcasses and dead things and, as such, they generally thrive in cemeteries or graves digging for the dead. Ghouls are created by black magic or possessed by some demon. Ghouls are attracted to the dead, but they may attack living beings. … ghouls are considered to have thinking power and can make decisions. Source
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Continued in the next Part. More of what the accouterments represent!