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What does Halloween represent to you?
    #3299597 - 10/31/04 01:03 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

What does Halloween represent to you? A party, a religious holiday, or an "evil" pagan celebration of death. I prefer the third, thank you.


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #3299618 - 10/31/04 01:10 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Gotta admit, the evil pagan celebration of death IS pretty appealing. Mostly though it represents, candy corn (can't stand the stuff), trick-or-treating, costumes, jack-o-lanterns...you know the typical suburban America stuff.


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #3299621 - 10/31/04 01:11 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

samhain


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Shroomism]
    #3299634 - 10/31/04 01:14 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Samhain rocks!!! Ever read "The Halloween Tree" by Ray Bradbury? I read it to my kids when they were small and I loved it myself.


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #3299641 - 10/31/04 01:16 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

i just ate too many candy pumpkins :shiftyeyes: :projectile:


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Shroomism]
    #3299694 - 10/31/04 01:32 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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samhain



I once celebrated it as such, back in my Wiccan days. I also once tried to summon the spirits of John Lennon and Kurt Cobain. Interestingly enough, it was only a couple months after that that I started writing my own songs.


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: silversoul7]
    #3299810 - 10/31/04 02:11 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

black and orange.


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Divided_Sky]
    #3299896 - 10/31/04 02:36 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

respect for the dead and how they still effect life.


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #3299910 - 10/31/04 02:47 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

To me its mostly about masks. The masks we all wear to protect ourselves.


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #3300004 - 10/31/04 03:35 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

The harvest and orange moons looming near the horizon.


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #3300044 - 10/31/04 04:16 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

It represents fun.


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: zahudulallah]
    #3300050 - 10/31/04 04:17 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

What kind of fun?

Can you elaborate?


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Shroomism]
    #3300103 - 10/31/04 04:59 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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samhain





SAMHUINN here (druids) tomorrow after dark in a field near amsterdam :smile:


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Anand]
    #3300114 - 10/31/04 05:10 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

a day that you can trip and steal full bowls of "take one" candies.....Don't feel bad for the kids because we do it late ate night like 1 AM when everyone is done trick and treating


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Jellric]
    #3300154 - 10/31/04 05:39 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I don't know. Why else would people wear costumes?

I'm sure halloween has some history to it though.. isn't it a celebration of the end of persecution against wiccans, pagans, and druids?


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: silversoul7]
    #3300218 - 10/31/04 06:24 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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[Interestingly enough, it was only a couple months after that that I started writing my own songs.



really???

halloween is not big in oz... but i was just watching a documentary which spoke about the evolution of reasons for acknowledging the day... it has become the second most commercial holiday after XMas in US...


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: zahudulallah]
    #3300241 - 10/31/04 06:33 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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I don't know. Why else would people wear costumes?

I'm sure halloween has some history to it though.. isn't it a celebration of the end of persecution against wiccans, pagans, and druids?



Nope. I believe it has to do with the Autumn Equinox. Ancient pagan traditions were very nature-oriented, so their holidays revolved around the change of the seasons.


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: zahudulallah]
    #3300518 - 10/31/04 09:37 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I loooooooooooooooooove halloween. Mostly the costumes part. I love the scary ones and the funny ones.

It's the day, dead people are suppose to awake and join the living and look for souls to steal. Ooooooooooooooh, ha ha ha ha. Evil costumes of the living dead are suppose to keep you from being recognised as one of living from the soul snatchers.

Went, haunted house hopping last night. It's a chance to face creepy things in a fun light hearted spirit that you can take with you through the rest of the year.

I won't babble, I just think the costumes and decorations are fun. Trick or treating as a kid was the shizzat.

My home was morphed into the lost souls tavern this year. I like to do it up for the trick or treaters. Muahahahahahahahahahahaha I'm such an over grown kid at heart.


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: Jellric]
    #3300660 - 10/31/04 11:00 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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To me its mostly about masks. The masks we all wear to protect ourselves.




I was at a halloween party on friday night, and for the first time in years, I didn't dress up. I wore head to toe black tho. I couldn't help but notice how differently people perceive this holiday. Some put alot of thought into thier cosumes. Many girls see it as an opportunity to go out in public in thier underwear. That's their perogative, their own darkness...the seducer maybe?

People kept coming up to me in masks and touching me. Some were friends that were not easily recognized, one or two were just weirdos who thought they could touch me becuase I couldn't see who they were.

Dressing up is fun, but to me Halloween is about the darkness. It's about secrets and spells the unknown. It's about masks and shadows and perception. Maybe that is why instead of dressing up, I decided to just be 'dark'. A shadow.

Tonight shall bring much more.


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Re: What does Halloween represent to you? [Re: CherryBom]
    #3300676 - 10/31/04 11:09 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

CELEBRATION OF THE DEAD?
SORRY CAPS IM TO LAZY TO RETYPE IT, EVEN THOUGH I TYPED THIS :p


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