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The Veil wears thin October in a nutshell

September 20, 2011

So, I know I have discussed in my newsletter about the “veil” that shrouds the world of the living from the world of the dead. Being that we are just about in October I wanted to give everyone a little “Lesson” of sorts on the veil and October in a nutshell.

So back in ancient time during the time of the Celts October specifically October 31 what we know today as Halloween was the beginning of the new year.  This was a period of time that signified the end of the summer, the harvesting of the fields and of course the coming of cold, darkness and winter.  Winter was viewed as a time of death since nothing grew out of the ground and well it was dark, cold and dreary.

The Celts also believed that during this time of year the veil that shrouded the world of the living and the dead began to thin and so in essences the living and dead could communicate. For the most part this is a belief that is still held by many cultures and people  of today except that the Celts believe that the dead arose kind of like Zombies and basically wreaked havoc on your crops, homes, health etc.

For the Celts they held celebrations and festivals to honor the New Year and to pacify the dead.

Other cultures also hold the belief that the veil is at its thinnest during this time of year for instance in Mexico they celebrate “Dia de los Muertos” day of the dead where families head out to the cemetaries not only to clean and repair the head stones and plots but they literally hold a celebration in the cemetary decorating the tombs and bringing food and gifts for offering and enjoying meals and prayers with the deceased.

Back in the day (and I’m talking way back) the Roman Church adopted “All Saints Day” which was celebrated on November 1st to honor the churches Saints and Martyrs. Along with the honoring of Saints the church allowed people to go “Souling” this was basically an approved form of begging. beggars went around asking for food and in exchange they would pray for the soul  of your deceased this event was the predecessor of what we know today to be Trick or Treating.

Many other countries also hold specific rituals and beliefs that take place during Halloween the most popular being that of leaving offerings of food for the souls of the deceased or lighting a candle in memory or even going so far as hiding the kitchen knife to prevent a spirit from harming anyone in the home.

So basically the common thread is the belief that the soul of our departed loved or maybe not so loved ones come back during this time. As a result of the thinning veil between the worlds it’s also a time when people prefer to have tarot and psychic readings since the communication line is open and so readings will be more accurate, deeper and more detailed. It’s also a wonderful time for people to sit with mediums because again that line of communication is open and easier for the connection to take place.

Now although you can get an accurate reading at any time October really gives you a whole new experience.

We are a society that is enthralled with what happens when we die you see it in horror movies, shows such as Ghost Busters and paranormal State. Most  to some point believe in the existence of spirits, ghost or places such as heaven and hell.  And as is clear when looking into the beliefs of other cultures and countries there is a time when we can experience life beyond what we know if only for a moment.  So keep your eyes open especially on October 31st when that costumed ghost might just not be a ghost at all.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2011 11:46 am

    Really interesting stuff.

  2. Pennie Addo permalink
    October 7, 2011 12:00 pm

    my friend wanted to know something about this, ill point them to your site, thx

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