Halloween: The Pagan Season of Samhain

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With the Halloween season culminating TODAY, it was decided to provide a little information on the pagan predecessor of Halloween: Samhain.

Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or “darker-half” of the year. In the northern hemisphere it is held on 1 November but with celebrations beginning on the evening of 31 October, since the Celtic day began and ended at sunset.

From the beginning, Samhain and its celebrants appeared to be obsessed with death.

The early literature says Samhain was marked by great gatherings and feasts and was when the ancient burial mounds, which were seen as portals to the Otherworld, were opened.
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Like Beltane, Samhain was a liminal or threshold festival, when the boundary between this world and the Otherworld thinned, meaning the Aos Sí (the ‘spirits’ or ‘fairies‘) could more easily come into our world. Most scholars see the Aos Sí as remnants of pagan gods. At Samhain, they were appeased with offerings of food and drink, to ensure the people and their livestock survived the winter. The souls of dead kin were also thought to revisit their homes seeking hospitality, and a place was set at the table for them during a Samhain meal.

But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
–1CORINTHIANS 10:20

Like its modern counterpart, Halloween, Samhain was all about satisfying the senses–and more.

The early literature says Samhain was marked by great gatherings and feasts…

Divination was also a big part of the festival and often involved nuts and apples.

Like Halloween’s ‘trick or treat,’ Samhain had its guising.

In Scotland and Ireland, “guising” – children going from door to door in disguise – is traditional, and a gift in the form of food, coins or “apples or nuts for the Halloween party” (in more recent times chocolate) is given out to the children. The tradition is called “guising” because of the disguises or costumes worn by the children.

Samhain is one of the holiest of day celebrated by witches, pagans, satanists and others who want to distinguish themselves from the worshipers of God. The day CONTINUES to be celebrated, with the Corporate Media ensuring that as many as possible know about the FUN! to be had by celebrating the pagan observance.

Delaware witches have come out of the broom closet, casting spells and having fun

The latest full-moon celebration was Oct. 21. It was extra special because it’s close to Samhain, a pagan festival celebrated on Oct. 31, which inspired Halloween.

Witches commonly refer to the season of Samhain as “the thinning of the veil,” Stevenson said, because it’s a time where spirits become more visible to them. That means people might see subtle things like random shadows, if they’re sensitive to it.

The history of trick-or-treating, and how it became a Halloween tradition

Halloween is thought to date back more than 2,000 years to Samhain, a Celtic New Year’s Day that fell on November 1. Demons, fairies, and spirits of the dead were thought to walk the Earth the night before when the separation was thin between the worlds of the living and the dead.

CELTS USED TO CARVE TURNIPS TO WARD OFF EVIL SPIRITS DURING SAMHAIN

Long before pumpkins and gourds ruled over late October, root vegetables reigned supreme. But it wasn’t just in the name of spooky fun. In the 19th and early 20th century, people in Ireland and other Celtic domains carved faces into root vegetables. They most notably turned to turnips and carved them as part of Samhain, the pagan festival marking the beginning of winter.

All of which brings up the question: “Has the reader EVER had as much FUN! at Halloween as he was promised by the media?”

With the Halloween season getting bigger and longer the closer the return of Jesus Christ beckons, the reader can watch for the Halloween (Samhain) season growing longer and more outrageous.

All in the name of FUN!, of course.

WHICH brings up a second question: “Does the reader embrace ALL–all of the darkness and death–that Halloween and Sahain stand for?”

MORE:  Halloween 2021 Reading List

DOES the reader believe that Halloween (Samhain) is just a bunch of innocent FUN!?

MORE:  Halloween 2021 Reading List

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 29-31, 2021.]

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