HALLOWEEN A Druid Feast Of The Dead (Samhain)
If I had a brain, what would I think about Halloween?
HALLOWEEN - THE FEAST OF THE DEAD
Everyone knows that the celebration of “Halloween”
involves witches, warlocks, jack-o-lanterns, and an odd little phrase,
“trick or treat”.
They feel it’s innocent, and all about
pretending as they teach
their little ones to dress up and join in the fun.
Is our Creator fond of us doing this, or are we
practicing something originating in darkness that is absolutely evil in His
The word “Halloween” is a hybridization of the phrase
“All Hallow’s Eve”, or All Hallowed’s Eve’n.
“Holy”, and is a word derived from “halo”,
a nimbus, hoop, or glowing emanation around the head of a deity such as
They adopted and learned the ways of the heathen (violation of Dt. 12:28-32).
The Druids (sun worshippers) of the north held a grim observance for their lord of the dead, Samhain, at the time of the year when the days grew short. The “dark” half of the year was marked by the arrival of the observance of Samhain. As the Norse (Celtic, Teutonic) lands became “Christianized”, this observance known as Samhain was re-invented, disguised, and camouflaged in new meanings.
SPOOKY ACTION HEROES OF THE PAST
Just like today, people in the past could imagine all sorts of unreal things to give them a good scare. There was “Jack Frost” coming to get them in the winter, and at Samhain they believed the dead walked the Earth, seeking “treats”. Children were sacrificed to Baal at certain times of the year by the Druid priests. The melted fat from the child was used to make a candle, and placed inside a gourd, and called “Jack-of-the-lantern”. This object was then placed at the front door of his parents. The Irish had a modified form of this Pagan behavior, using burning embers inside turnips that were carved to resemble small faces.
THE CELTIC SCOTS & IRISH BELIEVED IN ELVES, FAIRIES, GNOMES, GHOULS, BANSHEES, OGRES, TROLLS, AND ALL MANNER OF MONSTROUS FLAP-DOODLE. IF THERE WAS A PRIZE TO BE AWARDED TO A GROUP OF PEOPLE FOR THEIR PAGANISM, THESE CELTS WOULD BE TOUGH COMPETITION.
ASHERAH is one Pagan deity worshipped by witches. The ancient symbol of Asherah is the “cone of power”, another male emblem. When a coven of witches accepts a new initiate, they bestow this cone hat upon them. A coven of witches will use these hats collectively to summon Asherah, and they believe their “powers” may be combined this way.
CONE OF POWER: SYMBOL OF ASHERAH
Witches have been around since Nimrod’s wife continued her husband’s rebellion against Yahuah. Her name was Semiramis. To invoke “powers” from demons, cast spells (incantations to curse or cause “luck”), or foretell the future through familiar spirits is condemned by Yahuah, and the penalty is death (Ex. 22:18).
Deu 18:10 “Let no one be found among you who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices divination, or a user of magic, or one who interprets omens or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
For whoever does these are an abomination to Yahuah, and because of these abominations Yahuah your Elohim drives them out from before you.”
Exo 22:18 “Do not allow a witch to live.”
The first king of
From Pagan to Christian Some historians trace the origin of Halloween back to the ancient Christian tradition of celebrating the lives of Christian martyrs on the anniversaries of their deaths. When Pope Boniface IV re-consecrated the Pantheon in Rome on May 13, 609 CE, re-naming it the “Church of St. Mary and the Martyrs,” he established that anniversary as a day of celebratory remembrance for all of the Church’s martyrs*. Pope Gregory III later changed the date of remembrance to November 1 when he dedicated a chapel in St. Peter’s Basilica to “all saints.” November 1 became All Saints Day, otherwise known as All Hallow’s Day. The night before became All Hallow’s Eve (“Halloween” being a colloquial contraction of that phrase). While Halloween began as a localized celebration, Pope Gregory IV extended its observance to all of Christendom in the 9th Century. The policy of the Catholic church was to adapt the customs of an indigenous population (Pagan practices) and give them “new” meanings more appropriate to controlling them, or steering them toward their priests, rather than the Pagan priests. In other words, the RCC would show “salvation” to a population by using that population’s own former Pagan framework. The “end” justifies the “means” to the RCC, especially if it can remain the tyrant-in-charge. The word “Pagan” is derived from the Latin term “pagus”, meaning a rural person, who was commonly a highly superstitious individual with quaint beliefs concerning the spiritual realm.
*Martyr - Greek for “witness”. It didn’t originally mean what we think it means.
Mascot - Latin for “witch”. There’s so much not to like, isn’t there?
HALLOWEEN IS NOT “SECULAR”
Governmental educators who normally shun anything “religious” in their school system will enthusiastically embrace the celebration of Halloween, declaring it to be a “secular” holiday. The customs stem from hidden (occult) Paganism, and even the word itself refers to the Catholic’s attempt to disguise the former idolatry, “cloaking” the observance in terminology that refers to one of their contrived “holy days”.
Modern secularism is a trend that ultimately ignores the true Creator of the heavens and the Earth, and embraces the idea that humanity is the highest order, and so Humanism has become the popular religion of the times. People are kept extremely busy, distracted, and pursuing the “lusts” of their flesh. Death is believed to be the final end of them, as if their end is no better than a dog’s end. This is a terrible gamble to make. Any experienced gambler will tell you that betting everything on one of two possibilities is foolish. If we gamble that there is nothing beyond our death to worry about, and we can live as dogs and never pay any penalty for our behavior, we are placing our eternal lives on this bet. On the other hand, if we gamble that there MIGHT BE a Creator to answer to, that revealed Himself in miraculous ways, and even gave us His Words to live by, and we live by those Words, then what have we lost if it turns out there is no Creator to answer to?
We can still live a good, happy life by obeying our Creator’s Words.
If we live in such a way that offends our Creator, what then?
Pro 28:18 “He who walks blamelessly is saved, but the perverted of ways falls at once.”
Does it look evil? Evil is as evil does.
Does it look evil? Evil is as evil does.
Idolatry can take many forms. People rationalize the things they want to do, ignoring all but their own point-of-view (mindset). Overcoming the world is very difficult for a person who is only living for what they want to get out of it. The culture each of us is born into is filled with the imprints and rituals of people who were idol worshippers in the distant past. The excuses, “I don’t think of it that way”, or “it doesn’t mean that anymore”, are simply rationalizations or mental acrobatics which a person employs to not face reality. The facts a person ignores will, in the end, turn out to be very important. What you don’t know, or don’t admit, CAN hurt you.
Halloween is an adaptation of a Pagan observance, and it is spiritual poison. Don’t allow your children to partake of the filth the nations are drinking from the cup in the hand of the woman who rides the beast (Rev. 17).
Witches operate from the point of view that the world
is filled with powers they hope to gain control over. They seek to learn how
to exploit these powers for their use.
Wicca means “to
bend”, and they seek to “bend” events.
Many of you who are reading this are already
aware of the evil, sinful, gross idolatry that is behind the observance of
Wait until you learn about the origin of
Sun-day, bells, Christmas, and Easter.
Halloween is just a sampling of the Pagan
customs that were assimilated into early Christianity. Adapting Satanic
formats to convey the message of Scripture to Pagans became the pattern of
the Catholic church, causing it to become the
apostasy, fallen from the original faith.
Most of these practices came over to the
“AND THE DRAGON WAS ENRAGED WITH THE WOMAN, AND HE WENT TO FIGHT WITH THE REMNANT OF HER SEED, THOSE GUARDING THE COMMANDS OF ELOHIM AND POSSESSING THE WITNESS OF YAHUSHUA MASHIACH.” REV. 12:17 (see 14:12)
— NOTICE THE REMNANT OBEYS AND BELIEVES —
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Yahuah : The original palaeo-Hebrew Autograph may be seen at the web site above; (the Tetragrammaton), the personal NAME of the Elohim of Israel. (YOD-HAY-UAU-HAY)
Question: What is the re-newed Covenant?
choose to live like a dog.
Peter (Kepha) warned us not to return to our former Paganism as a dog
returns to its vomit.
Peter (Kepha) warned us not to return to our former Paganism as a dog returns to its vomit.
Choose life, and live with the hope of being resurrected by obeying the 10 Commandments, and trusting in the atoning death and resurrection of Yahushua.
You have everything to gain by doing so.
If you decide to ignore Yahushua and His Covenant, you’ll have everything to lose.
Buddha, Muhammad, Elvis, Allah, Dalai Lama, or the corner Guru can’t help you.
More information on Halloween:
" (Using source material from YNCA). The two Celtic words Hallowed Evening came from All Hallowed’s Ev’n, and now we call it “Halloween”. This is now even more popular than Easter, and rivals Christmas. The roots of this festival come to us from Druid demon worship. Witches were said to fly brooms over the crops to “teach” them how to grow. It was a fertility myth. When the first Roman Catholic missionaries encountered these Druids, they met stubborn resistance because the inhabitants of Angle Land, Sweden, Neder Land, northern Germany, Fin Land, and Eire Land were very nationalistic. The ritual we embrace as Halloween was originally called the Feast of the Dead, Samhain (pronounced Sa-ween , derived from "ha shatan", or SATAN - all Pagan idols' names were honoring SATAN), and was on November 1st. These pre-Christian Druids had the barbarians doing ghastly things. It was a dreaded occasion, since it was thought that time stood still, and the souls of the dead walked the land. Gifts, especially food, were left outside for these roaming ghosts, with the hope that no harm would come to the households. The Druids chose certain children to be burned alive on “bone-fires”, as offerings to the sun. Parents tied yellow ribbons around oak trees as prayers to the sun to have their children spared. The fat left over from the child was fashioned into a candle, and placed into a carved-out pumpkin, or a hollowed out vegetable with a “round” (sun-shaped) design. The victim was called Jack-of-the-lantern. Prisoners and unliked people were burned alive in wicker cages shaped in the form of animals, hung from trees. All of this was ultimately to pay homage to the sun, Woden, or Odin. As you now know, this Druid deity gives us our name for the 4th day of the week: Woden’s Day.
FROM SAMHAIN TO ALL SAINTS
Without forcing the Pagans to drop their practices but accept Christianity, the RCC merely made allowances to accommodate the barbarians, and called it “acculturation”. They “sanctified” the Pagan rituals by absorbing and camouflaging them. In the 7th century, the Pantheon at Rome was extracted from the barbarians, and made into a “cathedral” (Greek, kathedra, meaning seat, or throne). “Pan Theon” means All Gods. They re-named it the Church of the Blessed Virgin and ALL MARTYRS. Thus, it changed from the worship of “All Gods” (Pantheon) to the center for honoring “All Saints”. The day chosen to honor all the “hallowed” saints was first observed on the evening of May 13, and was known as All Hallows Festival. This festival was officially authorized in 835 CE by pope Gregory IV after it was moved to November 1st, to coincide with the festival of Samhain. It began on the evening of October 31st, which was called All Halloweds Eve. “Saints” in Hebrew is the word “QODESHIM” based on the word qodesh, meaning set-apart. A “qodeshi” is a living person, and they don’t need the RCC to “canonize” them after they die to be a “saint”. “Qodesh” has been translated to the word “holy” and “hallowed” which really means “haloed”. Pagans used yellow nimbuses and floating gold “hoops” in stone carvings, paintings, and stain-glassed windows, as well as statues ~ to identify their deities and founders as being inhabited by the sun. When you see a “halo” about the head of someone in real life, it’s probably ball lightning. But, in any case, get away from them! The translation “Holy Spirit” comes from the original Hebrew ruach ha qodesh, the set-apart Spirit. “Ruach” is the Hebrew word for wind, and it is the presence of the helper, Yahushua in Spirit. He is not a Haloed Spook, and after His resurrection distinctly said He was not a ghost. He first sent His RUACH to the Nazarenes gathered in the Temple on the 50th day from the count from the day after Shabbat to the day after the 7th Shabbat, now called “Pente-cost” (Greek for count fifty). This was the annual appointed time (Lev. 23, Dt. 16) which commemorated the giving of the Torah at Sinai. It is really called Shabuoth, meaning weeks. The Torah was written on the hearts of the Nazarenes, fulfilling the prophesied “New Covenant” (Yerme Yahu 31, Heb. 8:10). "
(Wait until you learn about the origin of Sun-day, bells, Christmas, and Easter. Halloween is just the beginning of the Pagan program that was adapted into early Christianity. Adapting Satanic formats to convey the message of Scripture to Pagans became the pattern, producing a wide variety of mixtures such as the various forms of Catholicism around the world. Most of these practices came over to the US with Irish Catholics fleeing the potato famine of the mid 19th century. The puritans did not celebrate such things, and in fact were persecuted in the old world for their shunning of such Pagan customs.)
IRISH POTATO FAMINE, book excerpt continued:
Irish Potato Blight
" The Irish (of Eire Land) had grown very dependant upon the potato during the 18th and 19th centuries. The potato was a transplant to Eire Land from Columbia, South America. In 1846, a fungus destroyed the crops, causing widespread famine in Eire Land. Vast numbers of people died, and the decline of the population was catastrophic ~ so much so, that the only hope of escape from death was emigration. It was precisely at this point that most Irish came to the United States, fleeing the Great Famine. What they brought to the United States for the first time was Catholicism, since many of the earlier colonizers had fled here from the religious persecution of Catholic and Anglican intolerance. These Irish Catholics had the rich cultural background of Druidism, which they had blended together with Roman Catholicism. Their belief in elves, banshees, leprechauns, fairies, luck, and all sorts of Celtic Magic came with them. They brought their pumpkin ritual seen as “Halloween”, which had been a Druid festival honoring Samhain, their deity of the dead. They also brought their “Christmas tree” tradition, along with Christmas, which had been outlawed as Pagan in many colonies. The Catholics in South America have assimilated the cultural background of the Aztecs. Other Catholics from around the world would not recognize many things they do ~ and so it is with them in many other parts of the world. Whatever the Pagans were doing before became inter-mixed with the Roman Catholic façade, forming a kind of “crust,” masking the Paganism. The Haitian VooDoo of Cajun Catholics has produced a spicy “mix” of Pagan and Catholic tradition down in Louisiana, where the alligators grow so mean. So, there were no pumpkins on peoples porches, or Christmas trees in America until that fungus drove the Irish people to flee their homeland. "
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Although many Christians understand that Halloween is also "Satan's birthday", they are only in slight error for this thinking. The Druid "Samhain" custom is about the DEAD, and the worship of the deity of the DEAD -- it is not in any way linked to a birth of anyone. But, if you are prepared to learn what really is Satan's birthday, click below:
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Article written by Lew White, author of Fossilized Customs - The Pagan Sources of Popular Customs
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