Halloween – The Eve of the Devil
Halloween is back.. As we knew it falls on October 31st a day before All Saints Day which is celebrated on 1st November every year.
It’s finally the month of October, the one month out of the year when it’s completely okay to flaunt your love of all things horror or just spooky, and nobody thinks you’re a weirdo because of it. During this time of the year, even wholesome all-American institutions like McDonalds get in on the holiday spirit, and issue Halloween themed Happy Meals. Of course, all of these Halloween Happy Meals are super kid-friendly and safe, and the closest thing you’ll see to a ghost is maybe Casper, the friendly one.
Oh, wait….if that wasn’t enough! Evil Dead….American Horror Story? Have you seen that show?
But, that’s not all… Of course, the creator also has several other Horror Happy Meals based on classic scary movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Exorcist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and many, many more. Even lesser known cult horror flicks like Sleepaway Camp and The Hunger made the cut. And it wouldn’t really be Halloween without Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, now would it?
In our last post you might of read of Halloween The Festivals celebrations and it’s growing culture in different societies, Tricks and Trivia and Games, History etc.. Now We are going to discuss it’s Origin and Religious aspects as why Churches frequently disapprove of Halloween.
The Dictionary of the Occult and Paranormal, states “Halloween was originally a pagan festival of darkness, fire, and death.
The majority of Churches says “it is really a modern version of ancient, satanic traditions which were originated by the pagan Celtic religion, and their druid priests, long before Christianity”.
Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries Scottish and Irish immigrants entered the United States by the thousands and brought their Halloween folklore with them.
By the end of the 19th century, the world had turned on its head. Darwin had published The Origin of the Species (1859), and archeology, spurred by excavations in Egypt and Greece, excited the public imagination. Victorians began to see history as a series of progressive layers, and set about finding old stories, ballads and poems as if they were fossils that could tell what life was really like in the past. They sought comfort in ancient traditions, in things that did not change. Halloween, as imagined by Victorians—rural, colorful, otherworldly, and demanding a certain amount of innocence—was entrancing. It wasn’t long before hostesses began holding Halloween-themed parties in their homes. They decorated with cornstalks and pumpkins, played the games they found in Robert Burns’ poem “Halloween,” and fed their guests apples, cider, nuts, doughnuts–seasonal foods we still use today.
In the late 19th-century—an age of reading dominated by the periodical press—how Halloween was described in literature became as important as how it was actually practiced. Where some people certainly marked the holiday as they had in their home countries, and many took advantage of this night as a time for mischief, a much larger number of people read Halloween stories and poems, and studied illustrations printed in magazines and newspapers. Halloween fell into the public domain as a night for romance and fortunetelling.
A 20th-Century Holiday
The gilded age of American Halloween crested in the early decades of the 20th century.
Vanderbilts and Rockefellers closed their summer homes and headed back to the city, and Halloween parties were the signal society events of the winter season. Debutantes danced waltzes at Halloween balls at the Plaza Hotel in New York City to a backdrop of jack-o-lanterns and yellow chrysanthemums. J.D. Rockefeller ducked for apples at a Tarrytown, New York, Halloween party, and the New York Times advertised Halloween-themed getaways at ritzy resorts. As the century wore on, lavish balls gave way to parades and parties sponsored by civic groups, and populist, more democratic Halloween celebrations took over whole towns.
Halloween in certain cities in the U.S. In San Francisco’s Castro district, Provincetown, and Los Angeles, impromptu costumed Halloween gatherings of the late 60s and early 70s grew larger and larger. More and more, adults were searching for Halloween entertainment giving rise to the huge celebrations we see today in towns like Salem, Massachusetts, New York City’s Greenwich Village, or Anoka, Minnesota (the self-proclaimed Halloween Capital of the World). By the 1990s, the haunted entertainment industry had exploded.
October had historically been a dead month for retail, a gap between Back-to-School and Christmas. When a few retailers started making money selling Halloween items, others took note. Sears, one of the first to host a Halloween store inside its walls, created a number of “The Halloween Shop at Sears” during the 1980s. Big chains like Wal-Mart and Macy’s followed, stocking Halloween merchandise once they’d packed away Back-to-School. Temporary pop-up stores launched in the 1990s (Halloween Express in 1990, and Spirit Halloween in 1999), fed a growing interest in Halloween costumes and decorations.
By the turn of the 21st century, Halloween had ballooned to the second largest decorating retail holiday, right after Christmas. That’s billions of dollars worth of plastic axes, cornstalks, and black lights; pumpkin puree, liquid latex, rubber rats, fog machines, sugar skulls, foam tombstones and spooky sounds CDs. Not to mention a surge in vintage collectibles, theme park rides, haunted house admissions, pumpkin festivals, and cemetery tours. Halloween had become such big business that American companies started to export its products and rituals: by the early 21st century it was possible to find all the makings for a Halloween party in Tokyo, Helsinki, or in the holiday’s native Scotland, where American pumpkins were for sale in place of native turnips.
Anyway if you want to go deeper into the How When Why of Halloween Practices ask Cynthia Pawl who is a marathon writer along with Jon Watkins defining Dark Rituals and Godly Lights on their site exposing satanism.
Yup, it’s back.….. This worst time of the year for me. I can’t stand Pagan holidays, and the more people that know what they really are…the better.
Here’s a part of their article on “Halloween Origin” out of 10 long parts
Halloween – The Eve of the Devil.
Introduction: Where did Halloween originate Part 1 of 10
1st Corinthians 10:21 “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”
In a recent phone conversation with my assistant admin/editor, (discussing the research on Halloween) she made a comment to me that I feel needs to be shared. She said, one day while seeking answers from the Lord as to the truth of Christmas, (which is another pagan infested ritual) He clearly spoke to her and said “If you ever want to know, if anything is something you should be involved in or not, find the root.
The root is all the matters. Everything else is a lie, deception, cover up.” There is not a more true statement then that and what we will hope to reveal to you in this series is the root of Halloween and all its rituals. Yes, rituals that is precisely what you teach to your children and encourage them to participate in every year. Naturally, most are totally unaware that you are worshipping false gods! However, whether consciously or not, makes no difference in the outcome. Just like you, I practiced these same things, out of ignorance, before I learned the truth.
If you’re a main-stream Christian your hot button has just been pushed and you are probably getting upset right now, but know this… John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Because…..John 8:36 “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” Please don’t allow yourself to become so offended that you fail to read on. There is much wisdom to be gleaned from the following articles. Any ex-pagan can attest to the truth of this material. Before you continue, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to be in control of the time spent studying this topic. Trust Him to reveal the truth to you. Accept what you are able to at this time, and keep the rest to review later. We all grow in steps as we walk with the Lord.
Knock, Knock, Knock….. You open the door and there stands one or more children wearing some sort of costume, highly excited and all screaming at the top of their lungs….”TRICK or TREAT”, without knowing the meaning of what they are saying or doing. As an adult, do you know what Halloween represents? Most people are ignorant of the origins of Halloween and its spiritual significance. Honestly, they don’t care. I grew up ‘trick or treating’ like most kids in America and never really had a clue what it was all about. There actually was a ‘Haunted House’ held in the attic of the little country CHURCH I attended!!!!
Like most kids, all that was on my mind was how to get as much candy in my bag as I could. I was ready to do whatever I had to do to get it, including fighting with my brothers and sisters, to be the first at the door. Every year, my costume of choice was the devil. I had the most evil, horrible, grotesque, rubber mask ever made. I was equipped with my very own pitchfork and my precious mother even sewed a long pointed tail onto my red suit.
Isaiah 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
Most of us have our own tales of Halloweens past, but do any of us really understand what it’s all about? If all you know of the holiday is what I have described above, you may want to read a little further. You need to learn a little bit more about the nature of this particular celebration. If you are a pagan, than you are fully aware of its roots and substance. If a Christian, you may be surprised to learn you are involved in something God has forbidden. Of course, if you are a “good ole boy or girl” you probably just don’t care.
As you read on, you will learn where it originated, what the common practices are and what they are rooted to. Then, in the last part of this series, we will show you WHO is responsible for combining it with Christianity. We will show you the “Christian Connection”!
1st Thessalonians 5:21-22 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Where did it begin?
It began over 2000 years ago with people known as the Celtics who were ruled and lead by their priestly class called the Druids. They lived in the part of the world known today as: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. For the Celts this particular date marked the beginning of a new year. This was a time when the Celts would give thanks to the sun god for the harvest. This ancient festival was called Samhain (pronounced savan, sawan or sow-in).
The Celts believed that on the night before the new year, October 31st, the boundary or veil between known reality in which we exist and the secret or occult world of the spirit, the place of the dead, became its thinnest and most penetrable. On this night, they believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth causing trouble, damaging crops and haunting familiar places. They also believed the phenomenon made this the perfect time for channeling spirits. Channeling spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions of future events. (Now, as bible believers we know there are no such things as ghosts or wandering disembodied spirits of the dead. The Word of God tells us that when you die your soul and spirit go to one of two places, Heaven or Hell, depending on your relationship with Jesus Christ. These ancient people were actually communing with demon spirits.) See info on that here
At Samhain, “the boundary between the alive and the deceased dissolved, and the dead become dangerous for the living by causing problems such as sickness or damaged crops. The festivals would frequently involve bonfires, into which bones of slaughtered livestock (actually, whatever was being sacrificed, including humans) were thrown. (This is where the name originated, called bone-fires, the name evolved into the current day: bonfire) Costumes and masks were also worn at the festivals in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them.
Samhain, a night celebrating death and hell, was the Druids most important ritual. It was a terrifying night of human sacrifices. And it was the original Halloween.
Samhain is also the name of the one honored at this festival, the one called “lord of death”. It was a Druidical belief that on the eve of this festival of Samhain, the lord of death called together the wicked spirits that within the past 12 months had been condemned to inhabit the bodies of animals.
“The frightened Celts (the general public) would masquerade as demons, evil spirits and ghosts, hoping to convince the roaming evil spirits, they were another evil spirit, and leave them alone. The Druids performed horrifying human sacrifices (see Source) and other vile rituals during Samhain.
Druids and Human Sacrifice
Leviticus 18:21 “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire toMolech, (false god) neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
There was a prevailing belief, among all nations of that day, that at death the souls of the good men were taken possession of by good spirits and carried to paradise; but the souls of the wicked men were left to wonder in the space between the earth and the moon, or consigned to the unseen world. These wandering spirits were in the habit of haunting the living…But there were means by which ghosts might be exorcised. To exorcise these ghosts, that is to free yourself from their evil sway, you would have to set out food and provide shelter for them during the night. If they were satisfied with your offerings, they would leave you in peace. If not, they were believed to cast an evil spell on you and cause havoc for your failure to fulfill their requests.
2nd Kings 21:6 “And he (Manasseh) made his son pass through the fire, (child sacrifice) and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: (all witchcraft) he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him (God) to anger.”
“One of the oldest Irish sagas states that the barrows where the fairies dwelt were open about Samhain, and in Scotland a demon who stole babies at this time was called a Samhanach. Another old saga relates that for three days before and three days after November 1 the warriors of Ulster assembled for eating, drinking and boasting of the men they had killed, producing their tongues as evidence. (meaning that they had eaten them) According to Keating, in heathen times the druids in Ireland assembled to sacrifice to the gods and burn their victims on Samhain eve.” Source: The Standard Encyclopedia of Folklore, Mythology and Legend,-
“Cromm Cruac, a HUGE IDOL which stood on the plain of Mag Sleact in County Cavan, in Ulster, near the present village of Ballymagauran; also call Rigiodal h-Eireann, the KING IDOL of Ireland. Around him were twelve idols made of stone but he was of gold and to him the early Irish SACRIFICED ONE THIRD OF THEIR CHILDREN ON SAMHAIN. (Halloween) The idol and sacrifices are mentioned in the 6th Century Dinnsenchus in the Book of Leinster. Cromm Cruac was held in HORROR for his terrible exactions; it was DANGEROUS TO EVEN WORSHIP HIM, for the worshipers themselves often perished in the act of worship.” This is one of the pagan gods the observance of Halloween honors!
As a part of the Druid festival, men and women had to fear not only the departed spirits, who were to return during the evening hours, they must also fear the Druid priests themselves. It was a time of mass human sacrifice. “Men and women, young and old, criminals and innocents, were forced into huge wooden and thatch cages. Often these cages were fashioned in the” shape of giants, wicker men, perhaps representations of Samhain himself. At a signal from the presiding Druids, these immense structures were torched, everything in them burned to cinders.” After the sacrifices, the Druids held thanksgiving meals around “roaring bonfires,” Common Boundary, Sep./Oct. 1993, p. 30.
The rituals of the Druids reek from the deepest hell. Their most repulsive activities involve their human sacrifices of children on the night of Samhain or Halloween.
First-born sacrifices are mentioned in a poem in the Dindshenchas, which records that children were sacrificed each Samhain . . . (Rogers, Nicholas. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, p. 17)
Halloween. That was the eve of Samhain . . . firstborn children were sacrificed. . . Samhain eve was a night of dread and danger. (National Geographic. May 1977, pp. 625-626)
Video clip from Alex Jones’ documentary on Bohemian Grove.
This is the Cremation of Care Ritual which contains Human Sacrifice, based on the same satanic beliefs and practices of the Druids. This all ties in with ancient pagan worship and Halloween. World leaders meet at Bohemian Grove every year in July and take part in perverted homosexual rituals among other satanic practices. Presidents, Senators, congressmen, business leaders and bankers are all in attendance. Because the Churches have failed to warn of the dangers some of these men join in thinking it is all in fun! Just a way to fellowship with the guys.
They worship a giant owl at Bohemian Grove. in part 3 you will find the owl and its symbolism.
Here is a website that offers some good documentation on the subject. Bohemian Grove Exposed!
John 6:53-57 “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.”
The Druids would drink their victim’s blood and eat their flesh.
These practices are detestable in the sight of God. In the Old Testament Temple only specific animals were used as a blood sacrifice to the Lord, NEVER A HUMAN BEING!
The animal had to be slain as specifically directed so that it was done in the most humane manner possible. This offering was for a covering for sin and was a precursor of the ultimate sacrifice that God himself would provide as a permanent atonement for man’s sin. The Creator never required nor would he ever accept human sacrifice. In fact, God demands an accounting for any bloodshed. The shedding of blood all started when Cain killed Abel and his innocent blood was poured out upon the ground. It continues to this day in wars, murders and senseless acts of violence!
Leviticus 17:11 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”
Acts 15:20 “But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.”
They [Druids] sacrificed victims by shooting them with arrows, impaling them on stakes, stabbing them, slitting their throats over cauldrons (and then drinking the blood). . . (Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. Harper’s Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p. 167)
The Druids “counted it an honourable thing” to eat their father’s flesh and perform incest with their mothers and sisters.
. . . since they are man-eaters as well as heavy eaters, and since, further, they count it an honourable thing, when their fathers die, to devour them, and openly to have intercourse, not only with the other women, but also with their mothers and sisters;. . . (Strabo, Geography) Source(See Leviticus 18:6-18 and Leviticus 20:11-21 about Incest as there are to many verses to list here.)
Ezekiel 5:10 “Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds.”
“Do you really want to participate in a festival that has its roots in DEMONISM, demanding HUMAN SACRIFICE? The Druidic Priesthood demanded that each Celtic family offer one of every three of their children to be burned alive in the bonfires of Halloween! Just imagine how difficult it must have been for parents to choose which of their little ones would be offered to this bloody idol.” Source
The Druids/Celts and Baal Worship
2nd Kings 21:3 “For he (Manasseh) built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, (false god) and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.”
“The Druidic/Celtic worship parallels the ancient fire cleaning ceremonies of Babylon.
“In Celtic legendary history Partholon and his people arrived in Ireland on a Beltane or May Day. Parthia designates the great Empire of the Parthians built up after conquering Ancient Babylon, who also worshipped the God BEL. These Ancient Parthians brought the Worship of Bel to the Celts, complete with WORSHIP OF THE DEAD, and HUMAN SACRAFICE.”
Source: The Standard Encyclopedia of Folklore, Mythology and Legend / Bel = Baal
“The god whom the Druids worshiped was Baal, as the blazing Baal-fires show, and . . . children were offered in sacrifice to Baal.” Source: (Hislop, Alexander. The Two Babylons, p. 232)
The original Halloween was a hellish night of Baal worship and child sacrifice. And most of our current Halloween customs derived directly from Baal rituals! Source
“On November first was Samhain [Halloween]…Fires were built as a thanksgiving to Baal…”
Source: (Kelley, Ruth Edna, The Book of Hallowe’en, Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co. Boston, 1919)
“The mystic rites and ceremonies with which Halloween was originally observed had their origin among the Druids…ancient Baal festivals from which many of the Halloween customs are derived.” Source: (Douglas, George William. The American Book of Days, p. 569)
“Baal is also a synonym for the devil.” Source: (Burns, Cathy. Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 327)
‘Halloween glorifies death in worship to Baal or the devil! The Druid festival of Samhain was a celebration of death. Strutting its hellish death images of skulls, skeletons, ghosts, demons, devils and incarnate evil, today’s Halloween glorifies Death.” David Skal titled his history of Halloween-Death Makes a Holiday: Source
‘Therefore we cannot too highly appreciate our debt to the Romans for having put an end to this monstrous cult, whereby to murder a man was an act of the greatest devoutness, and to eat his flesh most beneficial.’ (Pliny, Natural History, xxx, 13
There are consequences for seeking out things not of God, and participating in evil practices.
1st Chronicles 10:13 “So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it;”
Also it should be noted that there seems to be an obsession with blood during the Halloween season. We have already addressed this in an article: Blood Raves and Blood Sacrifice in a Blood Thirsty Society. Please take a few moments and see what organizers are attempting for the Halloween 2016.
To read further visit: Where did Halloween originate Part 2 – And the connection to Satanism and Witchcraft
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