I still haven’t worked out who I want to be or what I want to do when I grow up, so on this blog please join me while I try and work it out while keeping child-like creativity alive!  Find home and fashion inspiration; travel and days out; photography, writing and more. Have fun looking around 🙂

 

00

Halloween

Do you know about it?

When I was at school Halloween was hugely frowned upon and one teacher genuinely suggested we throw buckets of water at anyone who came round trick-or-treating. I wonder whether, even now, this is because of the Christian anti-pagan propaganda.
Primary schools teach Christianity along with Hinduism, Sikhism and many other religions from around the world. Kids learn about their teachings, beliefs and rituals, but the history of Halloween is never even touched upon. There are hundreds of ancient stone circles all around the English countryside marking the position of the sun and moon at the pagan sabbats, including Halloween (properly called Samhain). It is an ancient British religion, still practiced today by larger numbers of people than you’d expect, so it surprises me that it’s not taught, even briefly, in schools; especially at this time of year.
I remember at assemblies the headmaster telling us at Easter that it’s important to know the reasons why we’re eating Easter eggs and then give us some crap about the shape of the egg representing the tomb Jesus lay in. No mention of the pagan Goddess Eostre whose legend had a rabbit who humbly presented her with eggs he’d laid and decorated. The Goddess was so pleased, she asked him to go around the world giving everyone this gift of life.
Now which story seems more likely to you? And don’t even get me started on Christmas!
My point is; in a society where schools are keen to please all religions, it seems daft that the true histories of our British customs, (before the Christians came along and changed their names and messed about with them) are not talked about in class. It may even comfort the children to know that instead of monsters and devils coming out to be nasty, that the Pagans believe that the God dies on this night and as he crosses into the land of the dead, he holds back the evil spirits so we can enjoy our feasting in peace. We are however able to invite our deceased loved ones to join us in celebrating the last harvest, as the divide between the two worlds are at its thinnest.
I’ll have a rant about Christmas nearer the time!

Musings and ramblings, Writing,
00no comment

Other posts you may like:

review of things are what you make of them by adam j. kurtz
A review of ‘Things are what you make of them’ – Life advice for Creatives by Adam J. Kurtz
March 21, 2018
Rain kindly bought this book for me for Mothers’ Day, and I’ve since managed to fit in the odd five minutes here and there to read it. That’s one good thing about Things Are What You Make Of Them – it doesn’t take long to read! Oh that makes me sound like I don’t like it, which isn’t true. It’s a book for the current generation who take their entertainment and information in snippets; in bite-size chunks of Instagram stories. There are even perforated edges so you can choose your favourite little pages of words of wisdom to put up on your copper magnet board next to the foiled print that says Eat Sleep Create….
Visiting Godrevy beach, Cornwall
Visiting Godrevy Beach, Cornwall – the story and the photographs
September 30, 2019
Continuing the braless theme of my recent fashion post; I didn’t even have time to put one on on the Saturday morning we visited Godrevy beach. As we approached the National Trust hut at the carpark entrance, I covered my chest with one arm, and hung the other out the window to flash my membership card at the volunteer. The bed at the back of the camper van was still out and it must have been obvious I hadn’t been awake long…
10 ideas to help you get through the day
January 29, 2017
I’m writing this on the dreariest January day ever with rain pouring down and freezing cold hands; it’s barely surprising that we are likely to feel depressed at this time of year. Some are lucky enough to only feel low in spirits every now and then, while others suffer with melancholia so bad they lose hope of never feeling that way again. The best way to deal with those times is usually distraction. By all means, take a little time to yourself if you need it, but then I think the best thing to do is find something else to keep your mind occupied. Here are some ideas…..
should you work for free?
Should I keep working for free? (Creative business advice)
September 11, 2019
Sometimes I am reminded why husbands can be a good idea to have around. I was telling him about how I’d got caught in the sales funnel of yet another Women In Business stream of emails. I’d clicked on one with a video called 5 ways to reclaim your time and how I had to watch it twice incase I blinked and missed the advice. It was just a video of pointless waffle of no practical help, but if I wanted more, I could naturally buy her course…

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.