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Halloween (All Hallows Eve)

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Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. The holiday, observed around the world on October 31st, has become synonymous with child friendly traditions such as trick or treating, fancy dress parties and lighting bonfires. However its history and traditions go back hundreds of years and it still has great significance to those who embrace its paranormal past. Halloween is thought to have originated around the eighth century when Pope Gregory III designated the 1st of November as a time to honour all Saints and Martyrs, known as ‘All Saints’ Day’. The evening before this was named ‘All Hallows Eve’ when celebrations were intended to begin. However, it was traditionally believed that the souls of the dead wandered Earth until All Saints’ Day, and All Hallows’ Eve gave them one last chance to get vengeance on their enemies before moving onto the next world. It was believed that the people would wear masks and costumes to disguise themselves in order to avoid being recognized by a soul. This tradition has been continued on through to the modern day, traditionally by families and children (trick or treating. Because Halloween is so closely linked with the paranormal, it inevitably has strong psychic importance. Psychics and those with a powerful sixth sense could see the spirits that wandered on All Hallows’ Eve, and practised many superstitious acts and rituals in order to protect themselves and those around them. While Halloweens popularity in the modern age grows, the real life paranormal activity that goes along with it can be an eerie reminder of what this scary season is based on. Among these hundreds of beliefs and traditions, superstition has long been incorporated into the celebration of Halloween. Around the 18th Century, women would follow a number of these superstitions in order to identify their future husbands, and some are still carried out to this day. Legend has it that if a young woman eats a concoction of walnuts, hazelnuts and nutmeg before she goes to bed on Halloween she will dream of her future husband! Hazelnuts have also been used by Scottish fortune tellers as a way to predict our future suitor. Women were told to name a hazelnut after each of their admirers and toss them into the fireplace. The nut that burned to ash instead of popping or exploding would represent the winning suitor. Whether you believe in these superstitions or not, Halloween is a great time to turn to the supernatural to find a new relationship. Remember that good spirits can communicate with the living at this time as well, and could possibly give you the guidance and direction you need to find the love that you have been looking for. We are available all over Halloween if you would like to find out what the future holds for your love life! Many of Halloweens traditions have long lost their significance, however for many Halloween will continue to be a celebration of rich ancient belief in the paranormal and a commemoration of other worldly phenomena.

Posted: 31/10/2012

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