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HALLOWEEN r US
« on: October 24, 2014, 08:26:01 PM »

Halloween is just around the corner so we figured we'd see if the kids should stay away from your place...or better yet....stay away from YOU.....

You can check off as many of the items that apply to you and yours from the above listing......

All comments are welcomed as always....and maybe some have things they do on Halloween that are pretty cool or insane....  In either case, I'm sure we'd like to hear them.

So have FUN and enjoy.... :hallosign:
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Re: HALLOWEEN r US
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 09:04:30 PM »
This year I've got a big rubber horsehead skull mask (normal net geeks just wear horse heads or unicorn heads), the lawn looks like Halloween exploded all over it (tombstones, ghosts, pumpkins, a zombie cat, a life sized skeleton and lots of lights) and we've got enough Good Candy to give a Catholic family diabetis.


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Re: HALLOWEEN r US
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2014, 09:09:16 PM »
will have  good  candy  for the kids  and hope that they  come  this  year  I think  last  year they all went  to parties not house to  house  trick or  treating

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Re: HALLOWEEN r US
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2014, 10:06:35 PM »
I found out the year I moved to this Apartment Complex that buying 3 bags of candy was not a good thing if you don't have a back up plan on how to get rid of the candy.

I got  a total of 2 Trick or Treaters....  One was a child...the other was his mother :thud:

I use to run out of candy when I had my own house.....and had more fun scaring the kids that knocked on  the door then giving out the Candy...which earned me many a smack from the wife....

Now I buy one bag of candy...of stuff that I like....that will last the year if need be  :tearlaugh:

And yes, I still dress up....just to confuse the dog  :java:
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Re: HALLOWEEN r US
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2014, 10:46:08 PM »
I perform strange, dark rituals to contact the dead ancestors and seek knowledge that is forbidden to most...because you know, that's when the veil between the worlds is thinnest. One of two nights, any way. So, why would I encourage children to come knocking on my door? I might take a mind to eat them or something!!

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Seriously, I don't do that. I talk to angels instead.   :icu:

Our complex has a Halloween party for the kids at the clubhouse, so they don't really come around...which is fine by me. My door is always decorated for Halloween with spider webs...except for when they hose down the building in the summer. But then they're baaaaaack within 2-3 weeks. o.O  For some reason, they LOVE my doorway. I can't keep up with them, so I gave up. As long as they stay outside, we're good.

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Re: HALLOWEEN r US
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2014, 07:37:38 AM »
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You Don't Celebrated Halloween because it's not your countries tradition
Unfortunately, in my town we don't celebrate Halloween.
At the start of 2000 years, we have many children who passed in shops, and a little at homes.
But store owners have stopped playing the game with candy after 2/3years. And there are few decorations or costumes associated with Halloween now here.
Especially the municipality installs Christmas decorations in September. So people haven't the head in Halloween celebration.

But i know that in some towns in France, Halloween is always celebrated.

It is unfortunate because it is an european/celtic festival in origin.
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Re: HALLOWEEN r US
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2014, 07:43:05 AM »
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It is unfortunate because it is an european/celtic festival in origin.

According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.
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Re: HALLOWEEN r US
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2014, 08:07:08 AM »
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According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.
Christians installing their faith everywhere rushed to steal the dates of festivals, and diverting heroes and gods  for make with them saints.
It is not the subject, but on December 25 for Christ simply comes from the fact that the god Mithra was born on December 25.
And Candlemas on February 2, is originally a Celtic festival (I forget its name). A festival related to the goddess Brighid (goddess of fire), which became St. Bridget.
It's the same thing for many temples, which were become churchs.
So it's sure that Samhain and Halloween have the same roots, and Halloween is more or little divert of Samhain. The light in darkness because days get shorter; and a night of passage between worlds.
This does not prevent that we lost many things in connection with our roots in the last 3 centuries.
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Re: HALLOWEEN r US
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2014, 08:24:50 AM »
You are very correct and indeed...much has been lost....or misinterpreted to say the least....
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2014, 10:11:55 AM »
You are very correct and indeed...much has been lost....or misinterpreted to say the least....
And that is so sad because instead of embracing their heritage, they get scared away by the boogie monster. There is so much wisdom accumulated within the collective ancestral minds that we could stop all this sickness, wars, famine. *Sigh*... Humankind definitely is not the better form of life on this planet.
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Re: HALLOWEEN r US
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2014, 10:28:17 AM »
Here in Brazil we do not celebrate Halloween, but the shops sell clothes and masks for Halloween and some children spend in my house to ask for candy, but I always forget to buy candy for the kids.

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Re: HALLOWEEN r US
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2014, 11:50:49 AM »
Christians installing their faith everywhere rushed to steal the dates of festivals, and diverting heroes and gods  for make with them saints.
It is not the subject, but on December 25 for Christ simply comes from the fact that the god Mithra was born on December 25.
And Candlemas on February 2, is originally a Celtic festival (I forget its name). A festival related to the goddess Brighid (goddess of fire), which became St. Bridget.
It's the same thing for many temples, which were become churchs.
So it's sure that Samhain and Halloween have the same roots, and Halloween is more or little divert of Samhain. The light in darkness because days get shorter; and a night of passage between worlds.
This does not prevent that we lost many things in connection with our roots in the last 3 centuries.


I was gonna say.... But Aelin beat me to it. And thank you, Aelin! When I visited France, the house I stayed at was built on the foundations of a temple of Diana on a large hilltop. Right next door like 60 feet away was a Catholic church. There was also a 'sacred grove' there, which I was treated to seeing and that place was so full of 'otherworldly' vibes it was almost creepy. Indeed, many Christian churches were built on the foundations of old pagan temples or beside them. And, as you said, many gods and heros of pagans became 'saints', as well as the holy days being co-opted.

All Hallows Eve (Samhain) is most definitely not Christian in origin. It's a 'cross quarter' holy day, midway between The Autumnal Equinox and the Winter Solstice. The other night when the 'veil is thin' is Beltane Eve, between the Vernal Equinox and the Summer Solstice. The Sun 'stands still' on the solstices for three days and at the Winter Solstice, the days of darkness are the longest. There was evidently some fear amongst the ancient people that the Sun would continue moving south or north from it's solstice points and leave us. At Machu Pichu, there is a 'hitching post of the Sun' that pointed to the winter (I believe) solstice in it's time. There's Stonehenge, that also pointed to the solstices. Apparently, the Sun and Moon did disappear for a time as is related in several myths from Assyrian writings to the idea that Sol and Mani, the Nordic Sun and Moon were the 'new ones'. Possibly because of some celestial catastrophe that visited us. They were also terrified of eclipses and believed a wolf or serpent was devouring the Sun or Moon. That's all the light they had back then...besides fire, so they were rather important. The turning of the seasons was also extremely important, so they knew when to plant and harvest.

I believe the festival of Brigid is Imbolc, and Brigid is the Lady of Light wearing a wreath of candles on her brow...Candelmas. Ummm-hmmmm.

 

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Re: HALLOWEEN r US
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2014, 11:54:17 AM »
We so love these little refresher courses,  as to properly research this in detail is so involved and takes many hours to dig through fact and fiction or just plain supposition.
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Re: HALLOWEEN r US
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2014, 12:01:12 PM »
But even with all of today's technology scholars still argue about it's origin......as I stated....
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2014, 12:02:09 PM »
Which makes for interesting conversations all around.
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