October 26, 2016
Often when people think of Halloween, they think of Jack-o-Lanterns and pumpkins, and even when you're looking at that ‘false medieval' imagery that's present in most fantasy games, you'll regularly see pumpkins being present, especially during Halloween events. What many people don't know is that the pumpkin is actually a plant from the new world, like all squash, so the image of pumpkin jack-o-lanterns in front of ancient medieval homes is just plain wrong. These are an all American (And South American) plant, and the jack-o-lantern at Halloween is a distinctly New World thing. Read More ...
October 26, 2016 9:25 AM ET
Hillary Clinton continues her battle against Donald Trump in the weirdest and ugliest presidential campaign in history.
It is all over on November 8, 2916
October 26, 2016 9:30 AM ET
Witchcraft (also called witchery or spellcraft) broadly means the practice of, and belief in, magical skills and abilities that are able to be exercised by individuals and certain social groups. Witchcraft is a complex concept that varies culturally and societally; therefore, it is difficult to define with precision and cross-cultural assumptions about the meaning or significance of the term should be applied with caution. Witchcraft often occupies a religious, divinatory or medicinal role, and is often present within societies and groups whose cultural framework includes a magical world view. Although witchcraft can often share common ground with related concepts such as sorcery, the paranormal, magic, superstition, necromancy, possession, shamanism, healing, spiritualism, nature worship and the occult, it is usually seen as distinct from these when examined by sociologists and anthropologists. Read More ...
October 26, 2016 9:26 AM ET
In the 9th century AD, Western Christianity shifted the date of All Saints' Day to 1 November, while 2 November later became All Souls' Day. Over time, Samhain and All Saints'/All Souls' merged to create the modern Halloween. Historians have used the name 'Samhain' to refer to Gaelic 'Halloween' customs up until the 19th century.
Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from the very beginning of one Celtic day to its end, or in the modern calendar, from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, this places it about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. Read More ...
Have fun in this new moon on Halloween Eve.
October 26, 2016 9:27 AM ET
Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows' Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. Read More ...
October 26, 2016 9:39 AM ET
Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality - that one event leads to the cause of another without any natural process linking the two events - such as astrology, religion, omens, witchcraft, prophecies, etc., that contradicts natural science. Superstitions
When the human race has acquired a superstition
Nothing short of death is ever likely to remove it.
Allow me to make the superstitions of a nation and
I care not who makes its laws or its songs either.
October 26, 2016 9:50 AM ET
Reality is Magic and Illusion.
It's all a staged trick.
My brain is the key that sets my mind free.
October 26, 2016 9:54 AM ET
A curse (also called execration) is any manner of adversity thought to be inflicted by any supernatural power, such as a spell, a prayer, an imprecation, an execration, magic, witchcraft, a god, a natural force, or a spirit. The study of the forms of curses comprise a significant proportion of the study of both folk religion and folklore. The deliberate attempt to levy curses is often part of the practice of magic. Curses
2016 World Series of Baseball ... Curse of the Billy Goat ... Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians. Read more ...