I hope you enjoyed and appreciated Part 1 of this two-part series. Today, we’re continuing with Part 2 which really gets down to the nitty gritty.
All tagged familiar spirits
Well, it’s been a while, but I’m back and armed with the first installment of my brand new #HalloweenExposed series! For the past few years, I’ve shared various blog posts and series showing you guys what Halloween is REALLY about. But this year, I decided to put on my instructor cap and teach you guys what it’s about!
Autumn is my most favourite time of year. The temperatures drop, the leaves turn brilliant colours, candy apples start appearing, everything turns to pumpkin spice, and eventually, my birthday! (Can’t forget Thanksgiving either!) It’s a season of definite transition. However, as much as I love this season, it is also the time for Halloween, known to the Ancient Celts as Samhain (pronounced sah-win or sow-in).
I stumbled across this article on Facebook some days ago. A dear Catholic friend of mine shared it and the title was intriguing, so I read it. But as I did, I was grieved. All seven points provided at first glance were true; are true. However, there was NOT.ONE.SINGLE. biblical reference to be seen.
Scripture tells us that it is appointed unto man to die ONCE, and then the judgment (Heb. 9:27). Therefore, no one who passes out of this life into the next may return to us--in any form. (We are not talking here of normal dreams about someone, although if you have a sexual dream about someone you may very well want to examine the root of it and deal with it as Jehovah leads.) I have said before that there is only one example in Scripture of a dead person returning, but I was wrong. There are two: The first, is when God allowed the witch of En Dor, a medium (necromancer), to call up the dead prophet Samuel who was resting in Abraham’s Bosom, where all the Saints went before Paradise (Heaven) was opened to us through Jesus’ power and resurrection.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my History of Halloween Series so far! We touched on jack o’ lanterns first, then broomsticks. Today, we’re discussing the Samhain superstitions behind black cats. This post was originally featured on AncientSuperstitions.com and was penned by a Hispanic mystic and psychic. Now obviously black cats in and of themselves are not bad. I’m rather partial to them myself! We must understand that God created all creatures to be good and kind. And while the Occult has seemed to lay claim to certain of them, others being snakes and owls as well as toads and frogs. But this does not mean that they are evil in and of themselves. That said, you’ll want to look into their history to understand their intertwining with the dark celebration of Halloween. Read on.
I’m so thankful to Essence and Khasmin of Taboo Talks for hosting me on their BlogTalkRadio show Sunday night! We had such a great time! If you missed it, worry not: you can catch the whole show here!