HALLOWEEN ORIGINS 

Why Do We Celebrate Halloween?  

 

Druid Feast Of The Dead  (aka: Samhain)

HALLOWEEN:  THE FEAST OF THE DEAD - VISIBLE EVIDENCE OF THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE BEAST SYSTEM

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If I had a brain, what would I think about Halloween?

START WITH WHERE IT BEGAN

Everyone knows the celebration of Halloween, All Hallowed's Ev'n, 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 eyes?  The word “Halloween” is a hybridization of the phrase “All Hallow’s Eve,” or All Hallowed’s Ev’n.  The Catholic Circus had made November 1st "All Saints' Day" in order to re-invent the pagans' festival of death. The night before became known as All Halloweds' Evening." “Hallowed” means “Holy,” and is a word derived from “halo,” a nimbus, hoop, or glowing emanation around the head of a deity such as Krishna (India).  Buddha is often depicted with a hoop or glowing orb around his head, as is “Jupiter” of the Romans, and Ceruiden of the Druids.  This practice of relating a round glow to the heads of deities or “enlightened ones” was adopted by Catholicism from the Romans, stemming from even more ancient Pagans.  The statue of Jupiter has a halo, and was re-named Peter.  The Catholics adopted the halo from Paganism to indicate that a person was a saint, so their images of dead “saints” could be properly venerated.  The idea of being “haloed” meant the person was “holy,” and this idea is conveyed in the term “hallowed”, pertaining to veneration / worship, or "sacred."  Whatever Yahuah (the Creator Alahim) declares set-apart (qodesh) is set-apart;  what man declares set-apart, unsupported by the Words of Yahuah, is an abomination to Him.

Pagan customs, symbols, and rituals related to sun-worship overtook the early development of Christianity.  The halo is directly related to the solar nimbus which the Pagans formerly worshipped.

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

Power to "bend" the "forces" is the objective of WICCA.

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 Alahim drives them out from before you.”

Exo 22:18    “Do not allow a witch to live.”

   The first king of Yisharal, Shaul, sought the advice of the witch of Endor Witches or wizards were thought to possess occult knowledge and powers over the world. People believed they could fly, or change into an animal (animism was common among rural, backward people).  The witch’s broomstick was interpreted to be a male object of life-giving power.  Witches were thought to fly above the crops with a broomstick between their legs in order to “teach” the crops how to grow.

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 nightbefore 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 maxim, "the-end-justifies-the-means," allowed behavior of all sorts to be acceptable.   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.”

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 soHumanism 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.

  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.

White magic, black magic;  it’s all Satanic 

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 Halloween.  

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 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.  The Messiah of Yisharal, Yahusha of Natsarith, would not teach you to perform anything that was Pagan in origin, re-direct a formerly Pagan ritual to honor Him, or even “make up” a form of worshipping Him.  He desires that we obey His Torah, the Ten Commandments. These are not suggestions, but His declarations for us to live by.  If you enter into this Covenant with Him as the Mediator, Satan will be your enemy:

     “AND THE DRAGON WAS ENRAGED WITH THE WOMAN, AND HE WENT TO FIGHT WITH THE REMNANT OF HER SEED, THOSE GUARDING THE COMMANDS OF Alahim AND POSSESSING THE WITNESS OF YAHUSHA MASHIAK.” 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 Alahim of Yisharal.    (YOD-HAY-UAU-HAY)

Question:  What is the re-newed Covenant?

 Answer:  THE NEW COVENANT IS ALLOWING Yahusha TO WRITE THE TORAH ON YOUR HEART        JER. 31,  HEB. 8

 REPENT!  FOR THE REIGN OF YAHUAH DRAWS NEAR!

Don’t choose to live like a dog.  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 Yahusha. 

You have everything to gain by doing so.

If you decide to ignore Yahusha and His Covenant, you’ll have everything to lose. 

Buddha, Muhammad,  Elvis, Allah, Dalai Lama, or the corner Guru can’t help you.

IRISH POTATO FAMINE, Fossilized Customs excerpt:

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 thatfungus 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:

www.fossilizedcustoms.com/Satan.htm

  The book The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop was written to counter some of the false claims made in the book Mazzaroth.  The Catholic cardinal John Henry Newman had to respond to Hislop with his own book, An Essay On The Development of Christian Doctrine.  Oddly, the highly educated theologian Ethelbert William Bullinger believed the information in Mazzaroth, and wrote his own book, Witness In The Stars.  

  We have a DVD recording available at torahzone.net: SYNCRETISM, using Scripture to debunk any notion that the constellations, or many other pagan practices, are in any way acceptable to our Creator, Yahuah. 

  There is crushing evidence that syncretism (especially the zodiac) arouses His most fierce wrath. Stephen confronted the Sanhedrin with their fascination with the host of heaven.  We must be alert to any false teachings concerning the return of Yahusha that are derived from interpretations promoting the “signs” (constellations) of the heavens. Syncretism is mixture, especially the mixture of differing belief “systems”. The dragon invented the zodiac, but Yahuah made the stars. (Genesis / Bereshith 1:16). No matter who may say so, the secret of deliverance is not found in the stars, but rather it is found in the prophetic Word of Yahuah. Peter describes the defilements of this deluded kosmic system at 2Pet 2:18-22. The old religion of Babel lures through the enticement of sexual love, and is a scheme of the devil. Compatibility is not due to horoscopes.

  There are Christian and Natsarim writers claiming that long before the horoscopes of astrologers, the “gospel” was written in the constellations.  Yahusha’s redemption plan is not recorded in stars, but rather in the Scriptures as shadows through the 7 festivals (appointed times):  Pesach, Matsah, Bikkurim, Shabuoth, Yom Teruah, Yom Kafar, and Sukkoth. 

  Yekezkal (Ezekiel) chapter 8 records that Yahuah’s people had forsaken Him by placing these symbols inside His Dwelling Place:  “And I went in and looked and saw all kinds of creeping creatures, abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Yisharal, carved all around on the walls.” Ez 8:10  Many synagogues put zodiacs in the floor tiles.

  The signs of the Zodiac are a living ZOO (Mazzaroth) of imaginary creatures depicted in the heavens by “connecting the dots” of stars.  Yahuah warned us of this in His Covenant:

4You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the shamayim above, or which is in the arets beneath, or which is in the mayim under the arets, 5you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, Yahuah your Alahim am a jealous Al, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the 3rd and 4th generations of those who hate Me, 6but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands.”                 

BYNV Ex / Shemoth 20:4, 5

  Yahuah created the lights to be “for signs and seasons”, where “signs” means signals, not messages within themselves.  The “signs” signal the “seasons”, or appointments, directly related to the redemption plan shadowed in the 7 “appointed times” (moedim).  It is a crafty scheme to shift our attention away from the true shadows of redemption, the 7 annual appointments, and to teach a pattern of redemption using the Mazzaroth of ancient Babel.  Yahuah specifically commanded us to not fear the “signs” of the heavens in the way of the gentiles:

Thus said Yahuah, ‘Do not learn the way of the gentiles, and do not be awed by the signs of the heavens, for the gentiles are awed by them.”        

BYNV Jer / YirmeYahu 10:2

The Covenant is "everlasting", and it has a "sign"

"And the children of Yisharal shall guard the Shabath, to observe the Shabath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant. Between Me and the children of Yisharal it is a sign forever. For in six days Yahuah made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed."   BYNV Ex / Shemoth 31:16, 17  (Sun-day, the "day of the Sun", is not the Shabath; that change was made by emperor Constantine, a worshipper of the sun deity, Apollo)

 
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