The History and Mystery of Halloween

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Every year around the 31st October, people dress up in increasingly ghoulish and grisly costumes, children go door to door asking 'trick or treat' and most obligingly give them sweets and candies, as has been done for generations.

But did you ever think about where these unusual traditions and the original meaning of Halloween came from?

What is the origin of Halloween?

October meaning 8 was the symbol for infinity meaning, “The Return of the Dead, To Life”. 

Interstingly, 31 meant DEATH and 13 meant LIFE.

It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires symbolizing, “The Light of Intelligence of the Individual Returning to Life” in the Future and they would wear costumes of ghosts meaning, “The Womb of the Female Creatrix will allow you to return and stay again on Mother Earth”.

The evening before was known as "All Hallows Eve", and later Halloween. They taught that all departed souls of the preceding year are finally freed from "Earthly Ties" and will Live on the Sun” until They Choose to Return."

What do pumpkins at Halloween mean?

Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating and carving jack-o-lanterns. The PUMPKIN means your "Kin or Relatives" will "Pump the Seeds of Your Return in the Future." The Pumpkin Seeds represented LIFE, so they “Pulled the Seeds out of the Pumpkin" and carved a "Smiling Face with Eyes Wide Open" and “THE FIRE OF LIFE WITHIN, IS SEEN.”

Because the Seeds of Life come from the Male the term was called, "JACK-O-LANTERN". 

What does death symbolise at Halloween?

Around the Northern Countries of the world, as days grow shorter and nights get colder, symbolizing DEATH Shall Return. Winter symbolized the death of most plants and those who had Died in the Year. Gardeners knew that Winter, "Ends One Planting Cycle" and "Begins Another." Seeds for the next Year were often Planted at the same time.

Other traditions

The Romans used this day to honour Pomona, the goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is the Apple.

Apples have a Five Pointed Star, the shape the Human body stands in. Women "Bear the Fruit of Life" which are the, "Trees of Knowledge Returning”.

People continue to usher in the season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats as a symbolic meaning of remembrance that, "Pleasure is The Greatest Good."

 

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