Halloween is a time when ghosts and spooky decorations are on public display, reminding us of the realm of the dead.
- Tok Thompson
- The Conversation
But could they also be instructing us in important lessons on how to lead moral lives?
- Roots of Halloween
The origins of modern-day Halloween go back to “samhain,” a Celtic celebration for the beginning of the dark half of the year when, it was widely believed, the realm between the living and the dead overlapped and ghosts could be commonly encountered.
In 601 A.D., to help his drive to Christianize northern Europe, Pope Gregory I directed missionaries not to stop pagan celebrations, but…