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Why Witches And Satanists Celebrate Halloween

Halloween night is one of the biggest nights of the year for witches, occultists and Satanists.

Condensed from the article by Michael Snyder

The vast majority of the population will dress up in costumes, go to parties and eat candy without considering where the holiday came from or what some people are doing behind closed doors.

Halloween night is one of the biggest nights of the year for witches, occultists and Satanists.

All over America, those who are deep into the dark arts will try to contact the dead, cast spells and conduct blood sacrifices. There is a reason why many animal shelters across the country ban the adoption of black cats this time of the year.

Our "innocent" Halloween traditions such as dressing up in costumes, "trick or treating" and carving jack-o'-lanterns all have their roots in ancient pagan practices, and every year the costumes for our young girls become even more sexually suggestive, the horror movies become even more demonic, and the public's fascination with the occult just continues to grow. It is a festival of death, but most people don't seem to care. In fact, experts are telling us that Halloween has now become America's second biggest holiday.

Sadly, most people have no idea where this holiday originally came from. The truth is that a long time ago Catholicism attempted to "Christianize" an ancient pagan holiday known as Samhain. The origins of Halloween are Celtic in tradition and have to do with observing the end of summer sacrifices to gods in Druidic tradition. It was the beginning of the Celtic year, and they believed Samhain, the lord of death, sent evil spirits abroad to attack humans, who could escape only by assuming disguises and looking like evil spirits themselves. The waning of the sun and the approach of dark winter made the evil spirits rejoice and play nasty tricks. Most Halloween practices can be traced back to these old pagan rites and superstitions.

On the Wiccan calendar, Samhain is one of the most important points on "the wheel of the year." Wiccans believe that it is the day when "the god dies," and subsequently they celebrate his rebirth at Yule. It is also a time when they believe that the veil between the living and the dead is the thinnest, and so they believe it is an opportune time for them to contact the dead.

Halloween is one of the two "spirit-nights" each year, the other being Beltane. It is a magical interval, the time they believe the mundane laws of time and space are temporarily suspended, and the Thin Veil between the worlds is lifted. It is a time to study the Dark Mysteries and honor the Dark Mother and the Dark Father, symbolized by the Crone and her aged Consort.

Originally the "Feast of the Dead" was celebrated in Celtic countries by leaving food offerings on altars and doorsteps for the "wandering dead." Today practitioners still carry out that tradition. Single candles were lit and left in a window to help guide the spirits of ancestors and loved ones home. Apples were buried along roadsides and paths for spirits who were lost or had no descendants to provide for them. Turnips were hollowed out and carved to look like spirits, for this was a night of magic and chaos. The Wee Folke became very active, pulling pranks on unsuspecting humans. Traveling after dark was was not advised. People dressed in white (like ghosts), wore disguises made of straw, or dressed as the opposite gender in order to fool the Nature spirits.

Without a doubt some of the traditions have evolved. For example, instead of carving turnips, those who celebrate Halloween carve pumpkins today.

Wicca is one of the fastest-growing religions in America. On Oct. 31 Wiccans all over the nation will get together to conduct rituals and cast spells. During ritual practices which are often staged in a sacred circle, Wiccans cast spells intended to bring about real changes in the physical world. Common Wiccan spells include those used for healing, for protection, fertility, or to banish negative influences.

Those not familiar with these things may scoff at such practices but the cold, hard reality of the matter is that they are very real. The dark side has power too, and those that have come out of witchcraft can tell you some stories that will stand your hair on end.

Wiccans think of themselves as "good," and so they tend to reject blood sacrifices and things of that nature. But for those who are deeper into the occult, blood sacrifice is an essential part of Halloween. Halloween is a time when people ritualistically mutilate black cats. Some use white cats.

Animals will be killed and little children will be abused on Halloween night.

The following is what one ex-witch has shared regarding her experiences:

"My parents told me before we went around the neighborhood, we were going to go by the “church” to get some candy there. The church was very close to my grandmother's house, and what happened next made my blood curdle. I was given candy, but that was just a prelude to the sexual abuse that would happen in a satanic ritual. On Halloween Satanists use young children as sexual idols to worship. Other children receive a far worse fate. Death. I know for some this is more than you can even think to believe, but it is true. I can barely write these words because the pain of the truth is almost more than I can bear. If it wasn't for the grace and love of Jesus Christ, I would not even be here writing this at all."

If you say, "It doesn't mean that to me," you are just fooling yourself. Could you take a Satanic Black Mass and turn it into a celebration of Jesus? Of course not, yet many Christians fully embrace Halloween and pretend that there is nothing wrong with it.

Satanists consider Halloween to be one of the most important "holidays" of the year. On page 96 of the Satanic Bible, Anton LaVey wrote the following:

"After one's own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht (May 1st) and Halloween."

Despite all of this, most Christians in America will happily celebrate Halloween on Oct. 31. In fact, one recent survey found that just 8 percent of all Christian pastors want their congregations to skip the holiday altogether. Instead, most of them want their members to invite people to a "Christian version of Halloween" at their churches. But all too often these "alternative celebrations" are nothing more than repackaged versions of the same Satanic holiday that the world is celebrating. I like how Pastor Jamie Morgan described what our approach to this day should be.

"Setting aside a day to celebrate evil, darkness, witchcraft, fear, death and the demonic brings disdain to God. Period. A Christian celebrating Halloween would be like a Satan worshiper putting up a nativity scene at Christmas while singing, 'Happy Birthday, Jesus!' The two just don't go together. Jesus has nothing in common with Satan (2 Corinthians 6:14), and neither should we."

The Word of God tells us that Satan is the ENEMY of God. Celebrating Satan’s “feast” day would be like telling a Jew to celebrate Hitler’s birthday.

The truth is that God has wanted us to have nothing to do with occult practices from the very beginning.

"When you enter into the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to practice the abominations of those nations.” Deuteronomy 18:9