- 1: England’s Witchcraft Act of 1563 goes into effect
- 5: Full Moon – Mead Moon at 02:12 PM
- 21: Litha – The pagan holiday of Litha (on June 21st) As the Light reaches its peak so this is also the moment when the power of the Sun begins to wane. From now on the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer and we are drawn back into the Dark to complete the Wheel of the Year. Celebrate the Goddess and the Green Man. Bonfires & human sacrifice needed.
- 21: Summer Solstice holiday is celebrated as the midsummer celebration (in the northern hemisphere) between June 20th and June 22nd. The sun reaches its highest position in the sky and festivals celebrating the fertility of the sun god occur here. orgies -oral, anal, vaginal;animal and/or human sacrifice -any age (male or
female or animal)
- 21: Yule (Southern Hemisphere)
- 21: New Moon at 01:42 AM
- 21: Day of Cerridwen and her cauldron; Celtic-Welsh Goddess of Rebirth and Transformation, associated with awen (poetic inspiration) and the Cauldrons of Knowledge, Inspiration and Rebirth and with the Dark Moon. As a Triple Goddess, she is also associated with Blodeuwedd and Arianrhod.
- 22: England’s last Witchcraft Law is repealed in 1951
- 24: Feast of St. John the Baptist regarded as the patron of the stonemasons
- 1: Demons Revel blood; Druid sexual association with demons any age (female)
- 4: Independence Day (United States)
- 4: Independence Day is 13 days after June 21st, which is 66 days after April 30 (May Day celebration). The holiday was originally celebrated with giant bonfires. Bonfires and Fireworks
- 4: Full Moon – Hay Moon at 11:44 PM
- 20: New Moon at 12:33 PM
- 20-26; Abduction, ceremonial preparation and holding of sacrificial victim for Grand Climax
- 27: Grand Climax (5 weeks, 1 day after summer solstice) Da Meur -ral, anal; vaginal; human sacrifice
female (child or adult) High Sabbath/ Blood and sex.
- 31-Aug 1 :Lughnasa, or the Great Sabbat Festival; beginning of the harvest time, halfway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox. This is one of the big four holidays celebrated in the pagan festivities, named after the god Lugh. The Wiccans celebrate with baked figures of the corn god in bread, then symbolically sacrificing it and partaking. Lugh Master of skills. Lugh is thought to be a form of the pan-Celtic/Gaulish god Lugus/Lugos. The ancient Romans associated Lugh with the Roman god Mercury/Greek Hermes, as well as Apollo through his association with Lugus. It is also possible that Lugh/Lugus was also a triple god, comprising the Gaulish gods Esus, Toutatis and Taranis.Lugh was known as a sun god and a fierce warrior. He is also known as a god of storms, particularly thunderstorms. He was associated with the raven, crow, and lynx, and had a magic hound. Lugh possessed several magical weapons, including an invincible Spear, one of the treasures of the Tuatha Dé Danann. It is said that the Spear never missed its target and was so bloodthirsty it would often try to fight without anyone wielding it. one of the most prominent gods in Irish mythology. A member of the Tuatha Dé Danann, Lugh is portrayed as a warrior, a king, a master craftsman and a savior. He is associated with skill and mastery in multiple disciplines, including the arts. He is also associated with oaths, truth and the law, and therefore with rightful kingship
- 1: Lammas Day;(Sabbat Festival) blood animal and/or human sacrifice-any age (male or female)
- 1: Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere)
- 3: Aug 3 Satanic Revels sexual oral, anal, vaginal 7-17 (female)
- 3: Full Moon – Corn Moon at 10:59 AM
- 18: New Moon at 09:42 PM
- 2: Full Moon – Harvest Moon at 12:23 AM
- 7: Sep 7 Marriage to the Beast sexual sacrifice, dismemberment infant – 21 (female)
- 17: New Moon at 06:00 AM
- 21: International Day of Peace
- 21: Midnight Host blood; dismemberment and hands removed for Hand of Glory (female)
- 22: Feast Day (fall equinox) orgies oral, anal, vaginal any age
- 23: Fall Equinox or Mabon; The autumn equinox marks the beginning of the thinning of the veil separating the spirit world from the physical (with the thinnest night on Samhain, Oct 31), which allows demonic spirits to pass through. It is the day when the hours of daylight and darkness are equal, and in the pagan world this holiday is called Mabon. It’s also referred to as the Harvest Festival, or the Feast of the Ingathering. It’s the pagan version of Thanksgiving and sharing of food. The worship of gods and goddesses occurs in order to keep their blessings during the cold winter months ahead. It’s also the midpoint between Lughnasa and Samhain. A human sacrifice is desired for the gods and goddesses in order to protect the people from the winter.
- 23: Vulcanalia ; Vulcan god of the destructive power of fire. was a god of the forge, and renowned for his metalworking skills: created armor, weapons, and jewelry. He created lightning bolts for his father. He was also God of Volcanoes. Vulcanalia is celebrated with large bonfires
- 23: Ostara (Southern Hemisphere)
- 1: Full Moon – Blood Moon at 04:06 PM
- 13 – 30: Preparation for all Hallows Eve, Samhain (Halloween); Abduction, holding and ceremonial preparation of individual for human sacrifice (13 -Backward Halloween Date)
- 16: New Moon at 02:32 PM
- 28-30: Satanist High Holy Day related to Halloween) blood human sacrifice each day any age (male or female)
- 30-31: All Hallows Eve and Halloween Night; blood and sexual sexual climax, association with the demons, animal and/or human sacrifice any age (male or female and/or animal)
- 31: Samhain-The Witches’ New Year; Samhain, (aka All Hallows Eve, aka Halloween), is a three day fire festival in which sacrifices were given to fires for the sun god. Samhain is a festival for the dead, as Beltaine is a festival for the living. There are a slew of traditions that occur during this festival of Samhain from Oct 29-31st, with the culmination on Halloween night. Samhain is the Celtic lord of the dead and is considered a stag god. A stag god in the occult is always a reference to the ancient male god Nimrod. He was depicted with one horn, or multiple horns appearing as antlers like Moloch:
- 31: Beltane (Southern Hemisphere)
- 31: Celtic Feast of the Dead
- 31: Full Moon – ??? at 09:51 AM
- 31: All Saints’ Eve
There is something big in the works. I don’t know exactly what it is, but there are lots of signs. Keep Vigilant. Keep Watch. PRAY!
Cachet is an early 20’s freelance writer out of the US Midwest. Along with a longstanding passion for writing, she has a great interest in the psychedelics, states of consciousness and the human psyche. Her main interests are in the different dream states, and their influences on the mind, as well as alternative pharmaceutical uses for certain psychedelics.
Cachet McDaniel (This article is posted here just for reference. The views and observations do not necessarily align with my own.)
It is not every day that something is released into the world with more meaning and information than even those who created it can comprehend. As is often the case in recent times, everything is created with a specific purpose, interpretation, or influence in mind. It is not often that you come across a piece of art-work that resonates with you on an almost unknown level, that sticks with and enlightens you, all while you are hardly scratching the surface of the possibilities of its interpretations.
It’s not often a short film like I, Pet Goat II, is released. Published by Heliofant, an independent computer animation studio out of Montreal, Canada in 2012, I, Pet Goat II, is truly a one of a kind short film, and nothing short of a masterpiece. Packed full of esoteric, occult, and conspiracy symbolism, the film has been a great point of controversy for many who have viewed it over the years. It comes to us from the incredibly creative mind of Louis Lefebvre, who began working on the project by himself in parts, sometime around 2005. In 2008 he took on the project full time, selling his house to get it off the ground, and bringing in freelancers, musicians, and even dancers to help put together this masterpiece. Lefebvre previously did work on The Lord of The Rings; The Two Towers, as well as Beowulf before moving to Montreal to work freelance.
Since its debut, the short film has won numerous awards, and its creator and director has been featured in many interviews for podcasts such as Extraordinary Year with Tim Bravo, and Alex Jones’ Infowars. Recently I, Pet Goat II has found itself in the spotlight once again as many have made a sort of prophetic connection between the film and the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral, but we’ll dive into that a bit later.
So, after spending months diving into the deep depths of symbols and influences imbedded within this short film, I am going to try to give as close to an accurate analysis as I can. The thing is, this film was created to be openly and broadly interpreted. It all depends on the depth of your own knowledge and ability to think freely. There are literally hundreds of interpretations that can be found for this film online, but they all have certain common points or themes, and I’m going to hit on those here. We’re also going to get into the creators’ interpretations of it, to try to get a better understanding of his creative intentions.
“When I started the film I wasn’t, you know, that queued into a lot of different things. Keep in mind this was 2004 when I started, and I didn’t even know 9/11 was an inside job like I didn’t realize that at that time. At that time, for me, it was just such a significant event that I put it in there, and it was such a world-changing event. And for me, this film was a commentary on what I saw around me, but as I did this film, I kept discovering more and more and more things and just layering them in there. But also realizing that I had put symbols in the film that I understood on a certain level when I started, but my understanding of those symbols progressed as I went along. A lot of it came visually first and foremost. It was just like a beautiful thing, and a gut visceral, like an artistic process, like a painter or something like that. I would see symbols, and I would try not to censor what I was seeing, even if sometimes I found the symbols little shocking. Like the sexual imagery juxtaposed with the Christ figure was a little shocking to me honestly.”
The title I, Pet Goat II is thought to be a tribute to the children’s storybook The Pet Goat, which was read to George W. Bush by a class of children at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota County, Florida on September 11, 2001. While listening to the children recite parts of the story, President Bush was informed by White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card “A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack.” This was in regards to the second plane to this the second world trade center, as Bush had been informed of the first plane before appearing for the children. Following this revelation, Bush continued to listen to the children’s story for approximately 7 minutes. It was at a press conference which was scheduled for 9:30 AM inside the school that Bush announced the attack. Many criticize Bush for not reacting to this devastating event immediately, feeling that his reaction showed indecisiveness, indifference, and possibly even prior knowledge. Others think that the former president responded in an appropriate way as to not frighten the children, instead of taking cues from White House Secretary of Press to not say anything just yet.
After bumping into the shoe, the apple splits in half. From the seeds extend two stems which come together to form a lotus flower. The lotus flower is said to be related to Mary from the Bible, who is regarded as the queen of paradise. In this instance, the lotus is meant to represent unicity and oneness. The scene cuts back to Obama, looking worried with sweat running down his brow, he’s nervous because he sees this as the coming of a new consciousness. It’s a sign that humanity is waking up.
Outside the Classroom
The scene zooms back and out of the classroom to reveal the environment outside. Immediately you can see graffiti on the side of the schoolhouse. At first glance it looks like the graffiti says ‘Bombs’, but it says Psalms 23, a verse from the bible,
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He causes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”
The scene continues to pan back to reveal an arctic-like landscape. A torn flag flutters past the screen, representing the destruction of the US. The scene shows two towers collapsing, and these are prominent representations of the twin towers collapsing. The next thing we see is a masked dancer, letting himself fall off an iceberg into the sea.
The scene then fades to fog, a boat with the head of Anubis at the bow. As the boat floats by, it reveals the legs of a figure standing in the boat. The scene then cuts to an iceberg shaped like a ship. On it is Osama bin Laden, who looks like he’s conducting an orchestra under a red crescent moon. The red crescent moon is a religious symbol for the end times. There is an upside-down flame on bin Laden’s beard, which symbolizes a soul still burning in the afterlife. He has black angel wings, making him the angel of death. He is also wearing a CIA uniform, hinting towards how the CIA funded al-Qaeda. Behind bin Laden is an army of missile soldiers.
In the next scene, it cuts to a drop of oil falling into the ocean, and in the background, you can see oil being mined. This is a tribute to the oil spills into the sea, along with sucking the earth dry for resources. Fading to an overview of the statue resembling Lady Liberty, but Heliofant’s website names her Lady Helotry. Under the surface of the water, you can see she’s standing on what looks like the Star of David. The torch falls from the Lady’s hand, symbolizing the end of liberty.
A fetus fills the screen in the next scene when the scene pans back it reveals the fetus is in an egg, and a snake is encircling the egg. A snake wrapped around an egg is known as an Orphic Egg, which represents the soul of the philosopher. There is a reptilian eye watching the egg via a monitor, overseeing its development.
The scene cuts back to the Anubis boat, revealing more of the figure this time including a burning heart. When it shows its face, there is a third eye on his forehead, symbolizing awareness. We can also see that the figure, which at this point we can tell is a Jesus figure, is wearing a crown of thorns.
Jumping back to the face in the monitor, which shows all of Draco’s face now as he looms over, and watches a young boy who Heliofant names Ludovic. The insert on the website for Ludovic reads, “In Latin, ludo means to play, and ovis (ovum/ovis) can mean egg. The egg is a symbol of the potential genetics and the soul. Ovis can also mean sheep in latin. But in reality, Ludovic comes from a Germanic name meaning illustrious in combat.” Draco seems to be controlling Ludovic, as stock market stats scroll past the young boys’ eyes.
The next scene shows an airstrike on a mosque, symbolizing the hostilities and violence in the middle east. Birds that look like their possibly Swallows fly out of the devastated mosque, symbolizing freedom and release. One of the birds turns into a butterfly and can be seen next fluttering around the hand of the Jesus figure before turning to flames at his fingertips. The butterfly acts as a messenger for what is happening on earth.
Again, we see the masked, dancing figure who some speculate is the Destroyer of Worlds in all its forms. Lefebvre revealed in an interview that it is supposed to be a Native American dancer. Quickly the scene cuts to that of an Arabic woman in all black, weeping over her broken and bandaged son while holding a vile of some sort. She has a halo around her head, and a mushroom cloud can be seen in the background. The Heliofant gallery names this image Pietà, which is an image in Christianity which depicts the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus. In this case, the body she is cradling is that of her son, Aali. A scarab crawls across Aali’s face, representing regeneration.
The next scene shows a young African girl who has red-glowing robot-like eyes. She is holding a gun, as a faceless stranger pulls a ribbon off of her, and the lights in her eyes flicker out. This is a gesture horrible sex traffic trade that has overrun Africa and much of the world.
Next, we see another lotus flower as it flows down a green stream. The screen follows downstream to reveal Juan “Pepito;
“After years of economic exploitation and the environmental degradation, Juan “Pepito” has a decidedly sinking feeling.”
Juan is drowning in the green liquid with his sickle and hammer. Many believe this symbolizes the fall of Marxism and Communism.
In the next scene, it looks like we’re in a cave, on the ground there is a yin-yang symbol which merges, representing the lines between good and bad dissolving. A girl with a white flag is charging a line of tanks. The girl is named Sun-Sue, “Opposing courageously those who would enslave her.” She has several tattoos on her face, a heart on one cheek, an anti-toxicity symbol on the other and what look like Japan on her forehead. A skeleton hand is placed on her shoulder, and she turns around to face Skullduggery. In his shadow, she begins to worry and second guess her actions.
Again we see Jesus, who has had his eyes closed, or been asleep this whole time. The flame in his heart continues to grow as his boat travels. Back to Draco and Ludovic, the boy tries to fight off the sorcerer’s influence while Draco traumatizes him, showing how the powers that be try to keep the masses in line. Jesus’s boat is then seen, breaking from the 7th spiritual dimension to our world. Jesus’s boat is seen floating through a glacier cave, which looks like possibly both a heart and, or a brain. In this shot, his whole being is engulfed in flame, and a halo can be seen around his head. The cave begins to crumble around him.
We cut back to the masked dancer, for just a moment, who is now wearing a Kali mask. Next, we see fish jumping out of the water to land at Jesus’s feet inside the boat. This represents the souls that would be saved by Jesus.
In this next scene, we see a lone tower, over which a hand forms in the sky and shines a light. Inside the tower, we meet Madame Q, “Madame Q’s point of suffering is sex. Is it repression or indulgence? We don’t know. Yet there is shame there.” The old woman embodies the essence of Christianity, which has shut itself off from the rest of the world because of its dogmas. The naked, old, shriveled woman is meant to represent what Christianity has become. When the light shines on Madame Q, the period stain on her underwear disappear, a representation of the sins of her sex being forgiven. It is also possible that she represents womanhood, trapped by the church, and religions over the centuries, and set free by her savior.
We next see an army of smoke figures, all looking the same. Jesus comes up from the ground underneath and wipes them all out, symbolizing judgment, and destruction of the system. After this, we see the Draco monitor slithering away from Ludovic. The boy stands, his head and consciousness are clear and free. We see Skullduggery conducting an orchestra, a hint to death being the ultimate master.
Aali can be seen rising up into the sky dressed in white clothing, known as a traditional Sufi man-dress, which is a symbol of Islamic renewal and purity. Heliofant describes him as, “The whirling heart of Islam awakened to the one true God! He is free and needs no control.” The boy is whirling in the place of the mosque, which is situated in Jerusalem, where all Abrahamic religions come to intersect. This represents a connection and a new community of the whole world.
The masked dancing figure, who we know to be a Native American dancer, reappears, dancing around a fire pit. Heliofant names this character, “The keeper of the flame.” There is a glowing star on the keeper’s chest, and they’re wearing a new mask. This first mask resembles that of a frog possibly? It also slightly resembles a totem face, and as the keeper moves around the tower, he is in, faint waves rise up from the floor. The mask then turns into that of a bear, complete with large paws. They then become a bird of prey, with wings on their arms, and then finally there is no mask. The keeper looks free and happy as if having shed some burden.
We finally see Jesus leaving the collapsing cave, and there is a devil’s gargoyle head atop the cave entrance, which Jesus exits. As he leaves, he leaves a trail of blossoming lotus behind him; this is a symbol of enlightenment and awakening. As he rides off into the sunset, finally he opens his eyes! His eyes have a flame behind them, and his crown of thorns disappears. As soon as the crown is gone, the chapel, which stands in the background and held the cave Jesus was traveling through, begins to collapse. This signifies the breakdown of the religious and psychological barriers which hold us back.
The church collapsing in on itself is an incredibly symbolic image. Recently people have made connections to how the spiral on the cathedral of Notre Dame collapsed in a very similar way. There are many interpretations of what this scene truly represents. Some believe that this image depicts Jesus as the antichrist, which breaks down modern religion, society, and current ways of thinking. Others feel that this symbolizes Christ breaking free from the restraints of a corrupt church, and making way for a new world. Another widespread impression is that this signifies the end of old ideas and the ushering of a new era.
Moving forward into the sunset, Jesus leaves all previous structure behind him. We see a meteor hit a Pyramid in the horizon, the wake from the first collapse, then takes out the remaining pyramids. This is a representation of starting fresh in the new world.
This film is truly an occult masterpiece. Between the imagery, and the powerful music accompanying it, it is one of a kind. Not often is a film created with the purpose of being wily interpreted, and even the creator has said he is unsure about a lot of the imagery and symbolism embedded within it. It’s something you have to see for yourself to understand. Your understanding of this film will rely on your knowledge, and ability to think freely and openly. And it doesn’t matter how many times you watch it, and you will find a new angle each time.
The Luciferian March for a One World Government will be held in at least 9 U.S. cities on June 21 during a solar eclipse.
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Columbus, Ohio
- Washington, DC
- Madison, WI
- Buffalo, New York
- Niagara Falls, NY
- Salem, OR
And if that is not enough, a rare solar eclipse is supposed to create a ‘ring of fire’ in the sky. Source
A “ring of fire” solar eclipse will briefly appear in parts of Africa and Asia this weekend, and if you aren’t out there in person, you can take in the spectacular show online.
Sunday’s solar eclipse is what is known as an annular eclipse, in which the moon does not completely cover the sun as it passes between the star and Earth as seen from our planet. Instead, a ring of sunlight will still shine around the outer edge, hence its nickname: a “ring of fire” eclipse.
The time of maximum eclipse, when that “ring of fire” event happens, will be at 2:40 a.m. EDT (0640 GMT) Sunday, June 21, when the moon crosses into the center of the sphere of the sun, from Earth’s perspective. The eclipse starts at 11:45 p.m. EDT Saturday, June 20 (0345 GMT Sunday) and ends at 5:34 a.m. EDT (1034 GMT) June 20, according to NASA.
Sunday’s “ring of fire” solar eclipse comes amid the so-called eclipse season of 2020, which features three eclipses (two of the moon and one of the sun) in the space of one month.
Look for an extremely young and thin crescent moon getting ready to set over the western horizon at nightfall on the 23rd. Use binoculars, and see if you can find the Beehive star cluster right below the moon.
The first event was a relatively minor penumbral lunar eclipse on June 5. After Sunday’s solar eclipse, another minor lunar eclipse will occur overnight on July 4 and 5.
I believe the movie “THE HUNT” was deliberately timed to coincide with this pandemic. I believe it is part of their magick workings and that it was intended to cause chaos, just as Trump said. You don’t really think they would allow it to premiere when everyone is locked down do you? Not if they want to make any money on it.
A film built around the premise of liberal “elites” hunting people for sport in red states is coming to theaters in March, and the studio behind it is leaning into controversy about its premise. Universal Pictures on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, (2/11/2020 or 2/11/22) unveiled a trailer announcing “The Hunt” will be released March 13, (3/13/2020 or 3/13/22 or 33/22) roughly six months after it was supposed to have been released.
LOS ANGELES — Universal Pictures said Tuesday that it will release the social satire “The Hunt,” a film it canceled in the wake of criticism about its premise of “elites” hunting people for sport in red states.The trailer includes the line, “The most talked about movie of the year is one nobody’s seen yet.”
In August, Universal Pictures canceled a September release for “The Hunt” after criticism, including from President Donald Trump. The president, without mentioning the film by name, said it was intended “to inflame and cause chaos.”
The cancellation came after the studio had already paused the ad campaign for the R-rated film in the wake of mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California.
The film features 12 strangers who awake in a clearing who don’t yet know they’ve been chosen for The Hunt, but one of them manages to turn the table on the pursuers, a synopsis released Tuesday stated.
Hilary Swank and Betty Gilpin in The Hunt.
The Hunt was controversial before it was released — before, in fact, its release was delayed — and its marketing has aggressively played up the controversy, proclaiming that with this movie, “everyone is fair game.” It’s a movie about rich liberals who hunt working-class conservatives for sport, kind of. It’s about red versus blue, left versus right, elite versus salt of the earth. In this world, there are two kinds of people: rich snooty hypocritical globalist snowflakes who live in fancy houses; and gun-obsessed, racist hicks from places ranging from Staten Island to Georgia.
In essence, here’s the plot, which reveals itself in pieces: Some fevered corner of the right-wing internet has concocted the notion that rich liberals, the kind who work in glassy offices and own vacation homes, round up a bunch of “deplorables” every year and hunt them for sport. This is silly (if only because the stereotypical liberal isn’t into guns), but it’s so silly that those selfsame liberals make jokes about going hunting in a group text to one another, which then gets exposed to national media somehow, which then reinforces the idea that this is actually happening. And so, those liberals decide, as long as people think they hunt deplorables for sport, they might as well actually do it. Right?
The Hunt is empty, shallow, and isn’t satirical at all. It isn’t aiming to expose silliness in order to shame people into changing their mindsets. It’s not deftly pointing out the attitudes that lead to rancid divisions, or exposing the dangers of easy generalizations and swift judgments; instead, the movie just leans into those judgments and generalizations, over and over again.
The Hunt’s (delayed) release, as its luck would have it, comes squarely in the middle of a pandemicthat’s shutting down cultural institutions and coaxing people to stay away from crowded places, like movie theaters. So it’s possible that the movie won’t be more than a blip on the broader conversation. And thus its inanity will, in all likelihood, be contained.
The Hunt opened in theaters on March 13. On March 20, it became available on a wide variety of on-demand services, including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Prime and FandangoNow. SOURCE
October 2020 brings two full Moons: The Full Harvest Moon falls on the 1st of October and then the full Hunter’s Moon falls on the 31st—Halloween! Learn more about these two special Moons.
WHY IS IT CALLED THE HARVEST MOON?
For several evenings, the moonrise comes soon after sunset. This results in an abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening, which was a traditional aide to farmers and crews harvesting their summer-grown crops. Hence, it’s called the “Harvest” Moon! Read our article, “Shine On, Harvest Moon!”
WHY IS IT CALLED THE HUNTER’S MOON?
Some folks believe that this full Moon was called the Full Hunter’s Moon because it signaled the time to go hunting in preparation for winter. Since the harvesters had recently reaped the fields under the Harvest Moon, hunters could easily see the fattened deer and other animals that had come out to glean (and the foxes and wolves that had come out to prey on them
October 24, 2018
Jack-o’-lanterns, apple bobbing and witchy imagery during Halloween all harken back to pre-Christian European pagan traditions. Celtic, Germanic and Norse religions were polytheistic, and emphasized mythological creatures like giants, dwarfs, elves and spirits. They also focused on ritual and sacrifice.
The administrator of Spokane Pagan Village Commons, Woods Wizard — going by his witch name — values nature and family as well. He mostly references nature in reminders he has shared with pagans in the Village Common Facebook page, rather than emphasizing spells or magic.
One of Woods Wizard’s posts advises members to be like a tree by standing strong, reaching for the sky, adapting to change, remembering their roots and always growing.
So how are Wiccans far and near harnessing the power of the Blood Moon? Jack-o’-lanterns —pulled from Celtic Hallow’s Eve traditions — can “light the way” for spirits visiting us. Some wiccans set a place at the table with apples and other seasonal foods to feed their ancestors.
The reflective, inward energy of the season also factors into Wiccans’ decor. Dark colors incorporated into a witch’s alter can symbolize darkening skies, while dark crystals and stones like obsidian are used to help ground energy.
According to the website Pagans and Witches in Spokane, autumn is the time of year when the veil between the spiritual and the physical worlds thin. Spirits can use this time as an opportunity to hop onto our human plane of existence, and this is why Halloween’s celebration of the dead happens during this time.
Wiccans believe the October’s full moon is a beacon for spiritual energy, and encourages us to reflect on our ancestors and “blood” relatives, as stated in Llewellyn’s 2018 Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac.
According to the almanac, you can “thank” the moon by leaving an apple beneath a tree. Others Wiccans say the act of leaving an apple out symbolically feeds deceased family visitors.
Because of the season and the moon’s influence, Wiccans believe this full moon marks a time to research your genealogy, pour over family photo albums, hang pictures of relatives and reflect on your ancestral roots.
Though there are so many variations in the world of witchcraft, and different rituals to go with this time of year, it seems that all pagans locally and far away share one idea – do whatever feels right for you.
October 31st-November 1st: Halloween
Samhain, (aka All Hallows Eve, aka Halloween), is a three day fire festival in which sacrifices were given to fires for the sun god. Samhain is a festival for the dead, as Beltaine is a festival for the living. There are a slew of traditions that occur during this festival of Samhain from Oct 29-31st, with the culmination on Halloween night. Samhain is the Celtic lord of the dead and is considered a stag god. A stag god in the occult is always a reference to the ancient male god Nimrod. He was depicted with one horn, or multiple horns appearing as antlers like Moloch:
To understand more about this holiday, we have to revisit the information about the occult and pagans. I already explained the basis for the occult attachments to the holiday at the preface to the post, but there needs to be more explanation into the Druid priesthood. The Celtic people came to the British Isles and had a priesthood known as the Druids during the Iron Ages. Wikipedia claims that there is little known about the Druids, while other theorists and people who have spent time with the Illuminati and/or occult claim to know the entire story. What is claimed is that the Druids held all authority in the tribes, and told the people when/who they should marry, when to go to war, etc. What is known and taken as fact is that they practiced human sacrifice (hence why we see so much sacrifice during these holidays).
The famous Stonehenge location is where the Druids would go to worship their stag god on the eight occult holidays per year (there are many Stonehenges across the globe; this one in particular is the well-known one). They would perform sacrifices at sites such as these, through barbaric rituals such as the ‘fountain of blood’ in which they’d hang a person with a rope tied tight around their neck and slit the throat to create a huge wave of blood. Druids would gather at Stonehenge on Samhain with gourds and pumpkins (originally called ‘Corpse Candles’ or 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 light them on fire, warming them up for the sacrificial ceremony to be described later (spoiler alert: it’s for the tradition of bobbing for apples). The Druids would bang on the doors of local nobilities and yell “Trick or Treat” to see if the lord of the manor came to provide a ‘treat.’ A treat would be one of the servants or even household members given up for sacrificing that night. The reward for the ‘treat’ would be one of the pumpkins filled with human fat and they would light it so that everyone within the house was protected from the demons summoned on Samhain. If you didn’t give up an offering you’d get a six pointed star inside of a circle (a hexagram) painted with blood on the front door. This would be an attractive force for the demons and the people inside would be plagued with the demonic curse during Samhain.
Another theory is that the people would leave treats of food and candies outside for the demonic spirits as they traveled the material world on October 31st. The treats would keep the evil spirits at bay from plaguing the household.
The human sacrifices would be gathered up, and then lined up as the Druids would throw apples into the cauldrons and give the humans 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 could be burned with permanent damage to their eyes, ears, throat, etc.; while others did not. Those who did not get the apple on the first try were beheaded immediately, while those who avoided the challenge would be sacrificed in a fiery death. They were taken to a “wicker man” with various wicker cages inside of it and placed inside of it (just like the film with Nicolas Cage). The wicker man would be lit on fire as a sacrifice to the gods, drawing us back yet again to the Nimrod and Semiramis connection. It should also be noted that the annual Burning Man celebration is a reenactment of this ceremony.
Another tradition is to dress up in costumes, called ‘guising.’ This came about because the veil between spiritual world and physical world is the thinnest on Samhain and the departed souls can come visit their loved ones. The lit flames in the sacrificial areas are a beacon for the spirits to find and enter into our world (that’s the point of the wicker man; to provide sacrifices and a guiding light for the spirit world). They believed this couldn’t filter out the evil spirits, so the Druid priests would wear scary clothing to keep the evil spirits away.
Another origin for trick or treating would come from the church belief that on All Souls Day members should pray for souls that are stuck in purgatory, a transitional state. If the soul could get enough prayers it would be bumped up into Heaven. The Halloween time frame is when children would go door to door collecting soul cakes and prayers for souls to get out of purgatory.
People used to employ the Devil to help them predict their future. This was done through several seemingly odd activities, including examination of eaten apples to determine if the shape of the remains were similar to a letter. That letter would in-turn be symbolic of the name of the mate the person could have. Other divinations included telling how many children one would have, where one would live, etc. Attempts to read the future are occult in nature, and Halloween is no exception. In fact, it’s the most popular time of year for divination. The bats, cats, owls and other animals known for Halloween were believed to be incarnations of the Devil as part of the divination process. The witch could use these animals (Satan) to help her predict the future.
Halloween is the night the stag god (male) takes power over the world, and remains in power through the lead up to the female spring goddess taking over again (Semiramis) on March 21st. On May 1st she is in full glory as the Earth Mother at Beltaine, while she leaves as an old lady at Halloween to start the cycle over again.