my kids reminded me it is a #Halloween time :). Here is an article I wrote last year while wondering why the school authorities warned us not to go to celebrate the Halloween. These are "foreign" customs they told the kids at the assembly - not the traditional Christian ones... So, exploring the worlds religions, their beautiful #rituals around the Halloween and Wondering Souls... '
"Have you ever wondered why do we get so exited around this time of the year, dress into skeletons and run around streets in a search of red lanterns and hollow pumpkins, screaming seeing dead men walking, witches laughing, demons trembling and the sick bleeding.
The dead, the sick, the ghosts symbolically exit their graves and enter the world of living in the shape of masks walking aimless through the streets. All the cultures at all ages gave their due respect to death, to ancestors, or are scared of the consequences if they do not.
Both early Buddhists and the Indians burn the bodies of their dead..."
To read the full article go to the Publishers Blog Halloween Spiritual Practices