Anocht Oidhche Shamhna! (Happy New Year!)
Samhain (pronounced Sow-en) or Samhuinn (also pronounced Sow-en I guess) "was (and is) considered a very magical time, when the dead walk among the living and the veils between past, present and future may be lifted in prophecy and divination.
" It's also a good candidate for the most important historical holiday in the European pagan calendar.
Isaac Bonewitz's Neopagan.net
has a few pages about the history
and misconceptions & lies
about All Hallows Eve from the neo-pagan
perspective . Concerned that he's trying to get you join some loony cult of tree huggers? While you're there, run Mr. Bonewitz through his own Cult Danger Evaluation Frame
and see if you're still scared.
posted by illovich
on Oct 31, 2005 -
Get in the mood for Halloween. To begin, you can carve a virtual pumpkin
. Then, over at PingRay
, "a free, weekly eguide to the Net's best entertainment," there's a scary short film, a voodoo boss doll and talking monster cards to round things out.
posted by WildThang
on Oct 31, 2005 -
GrooOOoovy Halloween Sharity
Tiki-Tim's Exotica Lounge has been posting a fab collection of 60s Halloween novelty records, including Frankie Stein and His Ghouls, Gene Moss and His Monsters, a Munsters album, and other gems. Just the thing to get the party going!
posted by carter
on Oct 27, 2005 -
A Picture is Worth 1000 Brains.
Tonight, an event took place on one of the new Role Playing Player Versus Player servers for World Of Warcraft
. One of the more eccentric guilds
on the server decided to hold an event in honor of the game's official seasonal holiday "Hallow's Eve." Trading in their regular characters for level 1 zombies, they named themselves unpronounceable names (seeing as zombies lack proper tongue and jaw), gathered by the hundreds, and descended on the human fortress of Stormwind. More pics can be found in the official WoW forums
. Happy Hallow's Eve, everyone! Brains!
posted by thanotopsis
on Oct 21, 2005 -
Halloween Webcam - kill Frankenstein
View over 7,000 Halloween Lights and a giant inflateable Frankenstein. Turn the lights on and off - or better yet, decide if Frankenstein lives (inflate him) or dies. What do the neighbors think of this?
posted by RonZ
on Oct 20, 2005 -
2004's Scariest Halloween Costumes.
A do-it-yourself guide to this season's quickest, least expensive, and spooky-ookiest halloween costumes. My personal favorites are: Florida's Electronic Touch-Screen Voting Machines, The Littlest Prisoner at Abu Ghraib and Jenna Bush's Liver.
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Oct 28, 2004 -
The Hell House Outreach Kit
Behold : "in-your-face, high-flyin', no denyin', death-defyin', Satan-be-cryin', keep-ya-from-fryin', theatrical stylin', no holds barred, cutting-edge” evangelism tool of the new millennium!....Outreaches average a 33% salvation and rededication decision rate!...Churches are using this resource as a dynamic evangelism tool!.....Churches use realistic depictions of sin's consequences to send message of hope to the nation's youth"....Domestic Abuse, Rave Scene (" hell's demons rejoice "), Teen Suicide, "Mother's Womb Abortion", Drunk Driving, Gay Wedding ( "Satan wouldn't have it any other way" ), and "Hell — The eternal fury and fire of hell is portrayed as the hell-dwellers, gate keeper and Satan declare that every person there is destined to burn forever in constant pain and agony."
Bonus - 2.5mb flash cartoon : Elisha the Cruel
's curse brings she-bears to eat the 42 little children ! (2Kings:24) Disturbed ? Behold Saint Clinton
: "His timeless sympathetic words, "I feel your pain", echo in his reassuring expression!"
posted by troutfishing
on Oct 11, 2004 -