Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1st. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death..
Samhain, which comes from Old Irish for ‘summer’s end’, was a three-day fire festival, during which divination games or rituals were performed, and human sacrifices given to the fire for the sun god; it is a festival for the dead, as Beltaine is a festival for the living. Samhain is the Celtic lord of the dead and a stag god/Moloch.
The bonfires were previously called ‘bailfires’ or ‘Ba’alfires’, referencing fires for the god Moloch/B’aal, to whom children were sacrificed.
Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31st, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
Halloween later became a Christian feast. All Saints’ Day was followed by All-Souls’ Day, November 2nd, unless that was a Sunday then it was forwarded to November 3rd; this was another Catholic adaptation of pagan festivals for the dead (Samhain/Halloween). Prayers for the dead (demons) are an integral part of the traditional All Saint’s Day services, which are scheduled in Catholic churches on November 1st, and on the next Sunday. Halloween, also known as the Eve of All Saints, the Eve of All Hallows, or Hallows Even. It is the glossing of the name Hallow Even that has given us the name Hallowe’en. It is a pagan feast to honour the dead/evil spirits. We are warned not to take part in customs and traditions like this in the Scriptures (Deuteronomy 12:29-31). Many pagan cultures celebrate the day of the dead.
Pagans served their gods by honouring evil spirits on Halloween. They did this by dressing up like the evil spirits and offering sacrifices to them.
The Druids originated the practice of hollowing out the Jack o’ Lanterns and filling them with human fat. Druids would gather at Stonehenge on Samhain with gourds and pumpkins (originally called ‘Corpse Candles’, now commonly known as Jack o’ Lanterns) and fill them with human fat, taken from previous sacrifices given to gods. They’d also bring cauldrons and set them on a fire, warming them up for the sacrificial ceremony.
Whenever a raiding party came to a home to demand of the patriarch that someone inside be surrendered as a human sacrifice, they would light a Jack o’ Lantern filled with human fat; if the patriarch relented and provided one of his loved ones as a sacrifice, the Druid party would leave Jack o’ Lantern on the porch.
Various names for Jack o’ Lantern were ‘Lantern Men’, ‘Hob o’ Langer’, ‘Will o’ the Wisp’, ‘Hob with a Lantern’, ‘Will of the Torch’, ‘Kit with the Candlestick’, ‘Kitty with the Wisp’ and ‘Will with the Wisp’ in many variations of these names.
(A Will o’ the Wisp or ignis fatuus (Medieval Latin: ‘foolish fire’) is also an atmospheric light seen by travellers at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. It resembles a flickering lamp and is said to recede if approached, drawing travellers from the safe paths. The phenomenon is known by a variety of names, including Jack o’ Lantern, Friar’s Lantern, Hinkypunk, and Hobby Lantern, well attested in English folklore and in much of European folklore.)
This lantern would tell the other raiding parties and the demonic host that this party had surrendered a human for sacrifice and that the remaining people inside were to be left alone. Guaranteeing that no one else in the house would be killed that night was the ‘Treat’.
If the patriarch refused to surrender one of his loved ones, a ‘Trick’ would be placed upon the house. The members of the raiding party would draw a large hexagram using human blood on the front door; they got the blood for the hexagram from a dead body they dragged around with them using a cabletow.
The demonic host would be attracted to this hexagram and would invade the house, causing one or more of the inhabitants to either go insane or die from fright.
The human sacrifices would be gathered and then lined up as the Druids threw apples into the cauldrons and give them a chance to pull the apples out with their teeth (the cauldrons were boiling hot) for a chance for freedom. Some went for the chance and would be burned with permanent damage to their eyes, ears, throat, etc. Those who did not get the apple on the first try were beheaded immediately, while those who avoided the challenge were sacrificed in a fire. They were taken to a ‘wicker man’ with various wicker cages inside of it and placed inside of it. The wicker man would be set on fire as a sacrifice to the gods; the annual Burning Man celebration is a re-enactment of this ceremony.
Also, for the sake of their safety and well-being, people put outside their home sweets, the best mutton legs, vegetables, eggs, poultry, honey and even wine, so the wandering evil spirits would consume them on their way back to the netherworld. The people literally believed that, when these evil spirits came to your door, they would trick you if you did not treat them.
In Ireland on October 31, peasants went from house to house to receive offerings to their Druid god, Muck Olla. This procession stopped at each house to tell the farmer his prosperity was due to the benevolence of Muck Olla; or else misfortune might befall the farmer and his crops. Few farmers risked any such displeasure of the pagan deity, so the procession returned home with eggs, butter, potatoes, and in some cases, coins. To the Irish farmers this was no joke; they greatly feared the Celtic god might destroy their homes and barns. Trick or treat is part of this pagan heritage.
Samhain/Halloween was also the time to engage the devil’s assistance in divining the future. Questions concerning marriage, luck, health, and the time of one’s death were most popular subjects of divination.
In Scotland, young people assembled for games and pulled shoots out of the ground to ascertain which of them would marry during the coming year, and in what order the marriages should occur.
Snap Apple Night
Apples have long been a token of love and fertility. At Halloween parties, people bobbed for apples in tubs of water. If a boy came up with an apple between his teeth, he was assured of the love of his girl. The Snap Apple game was one in which the boys delighted. Each boy, in his turn, would spring up to attempt to bite an apple that was being twirled on the end of a stick; the first boy to succeed would be the first to marry.
Apple seeds were also used to tell fortunes. Peeling an apple in one long piece was supposed to tell a young girl about her future. The girl would swing the apple peal three times around her head, then throw it over her left shoulder. If the peeling fell unbroken, the girl would examine the shape into which it fell to see if she could ascertain the initials of her future husband.
Witch’s Familiar Spirits
Owls, bats, cats and toads are an essential part of Halloween, and for a very good reason: they are known as ‘the witch’s familiars’.
A divining familiar was the species of animal whose shape demons would assume to aid the witch in divining the future. A witch would closely watch the animal’s movements — whether slow or fast – and she would see the direction in which the animal moved and the kinds of sounds it made, in order to foretell the length of life and/or an impending illness.
Other ‘familiar spirit’ shapes include hens, geese, small dogs, rats, butterflies, wasps crickets, and snails. If you look closely at most Halloween decorations, you will see these animals, but now you know they represent demons.
The reason costumes and masks are worn is to represent the lower beings (Satan, and the fallen angels), who were stripped of their beauty and bright nature when they fell/were cast down from heaven.
The rite of Bel-Fire now surviving in the British Isles is mostly a game performed by the youth on Midsummer Eve in the remoter parts of the country. On a moor, a circle is cut on the turf sufficient to hold the company and a bonfire is lit inside, and torches are waved round the head (presumably in sunwise direction), while dancing round the fire; after which the individuals leap through the flames or glowing embers.
Samuel Laing, in his book, Human Origins, writes with reference to these Bel-Fires lighted on the highest hills of Orkney and Shetland:
“As a boy, I have rushed with my playmates through the smoke of these bonfires without a suspicion that we were repeating the homage paid to Baal.”
As the Scriptures say, Satan is intent on destroying mankind, turning us away from Almighty Yahweh and being worshipped as a god. He goes by many names (see The White Horse).
Satan is worshipped as Orion. For this reason the constellation of Orion is revered in the occult. In their iconography of the stars, the constellation of Orion is depicted as a mighty hunter, holding a club in one hand and the skin of a lion in the other. The constellation Orion contains two of the ten brightest stars in the sky — Rigel (Beta Orionis) and Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis); a number of famous nebulae — the Orion Nebula, De Mairan’s Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula, among others; the well-known Trapezium cluster, and one of the most prominent asterisms in the night sky — Orion’s Belt.
Masons, magicians and Illuminati revere in particular the orange star, Betelgeuse (shoulder of raised arm in picture above). This is one of the brightest stars in the night sky and, most unusually, is visible from any place on earth at one time or another in the course of the year. This bright star represents Satan.
The three stars in the middle are known as Orion’s Belt. The three pyramids at Giza in Egypt are laid out in the same pattern. In the Scriptures, Yahweh asked Job, “Can you loosen Orion’s belt?” (Job 38:31) He is referring to the belt of Orion, which is the grip of Satan on mankind. Only Yahweh can free us from this terrible grip.
Orion, masculine archetype, is now depicted as a warrior/hunter, but Orion in ancient Egypt was Osiris, who is Satan. Orion’s belt ~ Satan’s grip.
Osiris (alternatively Ausir, Asiri or Ausar, among other spellings), is an Egyptian god, usually identified as the god of the afterlife, the underworld, and the dead, but more appropriately as the god of transition, resurrection, and regeneration. (Pictured above transiting the Silver Gate; the stars represent the Milky Way.)
In order to promote the worship or ‘acceptance’ of Betelgeuse, the Illuminati, who control all large enterprises in the world, have greatly popularised the pagan festival of Halloween and its principal symbol, the orange pumpkin.
It would not be impossible to prove, with sufficient repetition and psychological understanding of the people concerned, that a square is, in fact, a circle. — Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister, Nazi Germany