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Halloween: Divinations

One of the most popular divinations – the spectre of a future love enters a lass’s farm’s stackyard at night, running round its circumference with her arms outstretched. Upon reaching full circle she would embrace the apparition of an unknown … Continue reading

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31 Days of Halloween: Divinations

If a candle flame suddenly turns blue, there is a ghost nearby.   If the candle then begins to smoke, the ghost is trying to communicate with you.  Grab a piece of paper and hold it over the smoke (be … Continue reading

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Halloween Reads: Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton

Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa Morton Hardcover, 229 pages Published October 15th 2012 by Reaktion Books Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve … Continue reading

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31 Days of Halloween: Why Is Halloween Batty?

Medieval folklore described bats as witches’ familiars, and seeing a bat on Halloween was considered to be quite an ominous sign. One myth was that if a bat was spotted flying around one’s house three times, it meant that someone … Continue reading

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Halloween: Book Review: The Halloween Host by S.M Barrett

The Halloween Host by S.M Barrett Published: September 8th 2014 Arthur Brim owes a debt, and Halloween itself has come to collect. If he fails to pay, every Halloween will become a bitter reminder of a broken promise to his … Continue reading

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