A Vintage medley of spooky fascination and fun for every grown-up who still thrills to the sight of carved pumpkins, straw witches and the eerie promise of a full, golden moon crowning a crisp October night! In Ruth Edna Kelley's The Book of Halloween, you'll discover the roots of our modern Halloween holiday in the religious and cultural traditions of the ancient Celts, Irish, Scots, Welsh, Britons, Germans and other Peoples of Old Europe, while also catching an enticing firsthand glimpse of how the holiday was enjoyed during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, in both Europe and America. Filled with Halloween poems, games and tried and true ancient methods for divining the future, The Book of Halloween opens a captivating window onto the past of one of today's most beloved holidays.
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The Mystery History of Halloween
It's full of History, superstition, and strange beliefs that will make you stop and ponder.
Witches and little girls telling the future at dinner parties.
The Mystery History of Halloween ...you never knew about!
This is fascinating & Midnight-colored description of the old-world customs that immigrated to North America from Ireland, Scotland, and England sure as a Pointy-Hat-Hag riding a broom-stick. Discover that not only was your grand-mother (and great grand-mother) a practicing WITCH, but that everyone's was! Everyone who has a drop of Irish or English blood in them, or lived in North America at the turn of the last century, or the turn of the century before that. This new-world is covered in superstitious pranks and practices as thick as a glowing-green-ghostly grave-yard fog. Break out your "Bell", "Book" and "Candle" and heat up the black iron cauldron and lets get to cooking up some spooky Feasts fit for King "Sam Hain", Pumpkin lord of the Harvest Festival. A great book if you want to know where all the strange "Tricks R Treats" came from!
- Old Man Parker