By Neil Hague
You have to ask the question why Halloween has become another “celebration” on the ‘party’ calendar. When I was a kid it was simply a “penny for the guy” – also known as ‘legalized begging’ in the UK. Kids back then would sit with an effigy of a 1600’s English Catholic terrorist called Guy Fawkes (now turned into the face of defiance by the movie V for Vendetta), asking for a penny to put our ‘guy’ to a fiery end on Bonfire Night, but at least our little voodoo ‘guys’ looked harmless. Mind you, ‘trick or treat’ is now practically legitimate begging too in many towns across the UK. This blog is in two parts, as I want to cover in some depth the symbolism and imagery associated with the constellation of Orion.
I personally used to like the idea of ‘mischievous night’, where did that go? Of course the burning of Guy Fawkes along with the ‘Burning Man’ festivals in the USA are links to the ancient Pagan (Wicker) and too often satanic ceremonies that have literally involved burning people alive over the Centuries. Fire was a ‘tool’ of the Christian Inquisition the world over, and so ‘burning alive’ a victim was considered an offering to ‘other worldly’ entities whether Pagan, the Church or the real ‘unseen’ forces behind these beliefs.
But Halloween has become a ‘pantomime’ in the UK and USA, a bit like the political show. Its place in the calendar is up there with ‘Disney land proportions of sway over the populace’. From the Pagan traditions, to the now ‘trick or treat’, ‘sleazy zombie’ meets ‘Chucky’ for a ‘piss up’, Halloween in its modern form has moved on; but its reason for existing en mass has more to do with seriously ‘dark’ connections to Satanism as we enter the ‘darker days’ of Autumn. Dressing up as zombies, witches, devils, (innocently), energetically mirror forces that ‘want horror’ in all its forms. Whether effigies of a bloke nailed to a cross or a lit pumpkin(once skull), both energetically come from the same focus on ‘death’. Many artists that belonged to the ‘Brotherhood’ or ‘inner circles across Europe’ from the Renaissance onwards knew the true meaning behind the ‘cult of the dead’. The imagery associated with the skull and the more ‘cannibalistic rituals’ of the elite priests of ancient times can be seen as an archetype in numerous art, too many to go into in this blog. …continue reading Part 1 at NeilHague.com
For Part 2 click here, or follow the link from Part 1 on NeilHague.com