Where Halloween and All Saints Day Actually Came From

Posted on October 31, 2013

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This year the cross quarter day is November 3rd.

The Amber Light's Blog

There is much talk in the astrology reports about “the veil between the worlds being thinner at Halloween”. More chance to see spirits or communicate with “other worlds” In actuality, the tradition of “wearing costumes” and lighting “jack-o-lanterns” comes to us from a time before agriculture. It come to us from a time before any electricity, a time when an ember of fire was more precious than gold. This is actually a time of year that the Sun was marked as having one-eighth of the year to go before the longest night and shortest day occur. Most things in the Northern Hemisphere were going dormant or dying as the season of Winter approached.

That is why the attention to death this time of year. It is a reminder that life is precious and fragile. Different cultures and belief systems view the occasion in a vast array of ways, but the…

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