What Witches, Satanists and
Other Occultists Say About Halloween
Pastor David L. Brown, Ph.D.
September 1998 David L. Brown
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This book is NOT intended for children!
It is written to warn parents and adults of abominations and perversions of
Halloween, witchcraft and the occult.
Links to Topics:
An Occult Religious Day
Halloween Is A Recognized Occult Holiday
The Military Recognizes Halloween
The Prison System Recognizes Halloween
So, what do those who are involved in the occult say about
Halloween? Do they acknowledge that Halloween is a pagan day past and present?
Consider the following
Witch - Doreen Valiente: "Halloween is one of the
four Great Sabbats of the witches that everyone has heard about. To witches,
Halloween is a serious occasion, however merrily celebrated. It is the old
Celtic Eve of Samhain. With the coming of Christianity, the Church tried to
Christianize the old festival by making 1st November All Saints Day,
or All Hallows as the old term was. Thus Samhain Eve became All Hallows Eve, or
Halloween. But attempts to discourage the pagan celebrations were so unavailing
that the festival was eventually banned from the Church calendar. It was not
until 1928 that the Church of England formally restored All Hallows to its
calendar, on the assumption that the old pagan associations of Halloween were at
last really dead and forgotten; a supposition that was certainly
Witch - Margot Adler: "All the Great Festivals of
Paganism, wherever they may be found, correspond in common with the Solstices,
Equinoxes, and other natural annual cycles of life. Most of these remain with us
today in more or less disguised form as the so-called Christian holidays
of Christmas (Yule), Easter (Ostara), May Day (Beltane), Thanksgiving (Harvest
Home), Halloween (Samhain) and even Groundhogs day (Oimelc)."
Witch - Sharon Graham: "Salem (Massachusetts) is a mecca, especially around
Samhain. It is our holiday, our new year, and a
lot of witches come here from all over the world"
Satanist - Anton Szandor LaVey (now deceased): "Two
major holidays, HALLOWEEN and Walpurgisnacht are celebrated by the Church of
Gothic & Vampire Cults: I was the guest on a
nationally aired TV talk show several years ago. I was speaking out against
Halloween and warning of the dangers of occult practices. I was seated next to
Catrina, who professed to be a vampire. After the show, we were assigned to the
same limo to take us back to the airport. In our conversation it was clear that
Halloween was a very important day for vampires. Also, many in the Gothic
movement assemble at graveyards on Halloween for their bizarre celebrations.
The Day of The Dead: I should note as, well that many
Mexicans celebrate El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) on October 31.
Family members who have died are believed to return to their grave sites.
Voodoo: The Voodoo Museum in New Orleans usually offers a
special Halloween ritual in which people may see true voodoo rites.
Followers of Crowley: Major-General J.F.C. (Boney)
Fuller was a devotee of the heroine addicted, sex pervert, black magician and so
called High Priest of Satanism in Britain, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). Crowley
boasted of being "the wickedest man in the world" and openly despised
Christ and the faith of his parents who were Plymouth Brethren. Fuller indicated
that Samhain (Halloween) was an important ritual day to Crowley and his
followers and it still is today.
Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils:
ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. 1 Corinthians 10:21
Halloween is a religious day but not a Christian day.
Satanists, witches and other occultists will go to court for their right to
perform their demonic rituals on this day. Halloween is a recognized religious
Holiday. Here is proof --
A federal judge has set the wheels in motion to force a
federal correctional facility in Jefferson County, Colorado to allow a
prisoner to perform a Satanic ritual on Halloween. Tom McMillan of the Rocky
Mountain Family Policy Council cant believe it. This case flies in the
face of two upper Appeals Court cases, both of which held that Satanism is
not a recognized religion and therefore the prison officials do not have to
provide space and implements for the performance of a Satanic ritual.
McMillan says Judge Edward Nottingham issued a preliminary injunction
allowing the ritual, even though the prisoner admits it includes a
destruction ritual, in which he visualizes the death of his enemies.
A U.S. Air Force physical therapist who says she has been a
practicing witch for four years won permission to take Halloween and seven other
days off as religious holidays. A spokesman at Lackland Air Force base in
San Antonio said regulations require that Patricia Hutchins...be accorded the
same freedom to express her religious beliefs as any other religious believer.
The Prison System Recognizes Halloween
The Maine State Prison allowed members of a witch coven (the
Coven of Dawn) to hold a two-hour service on the feast day they call Samhain
(Halloween), after the Druidic festival of year's end. This is our time to
give praise to our lord and lady for the bountiful harvest, said the founder
of the goddess-oriented coven. He said that 75 inmates have been initiated
into the religion since its start in 1981.
Witches and Satanists love Halloween. They get a lot of media
coverage around that time of year. It's good P.R. (public relations) for them
because the coverage, as a rule, portrays them in a favorable light. In
addition, Halloween generates interest in "the craft" and is good for
recruitment purposes. As Craig Hawkins put it: "With increasing vigor,
witchcraft is coming out of the broom closet. Many witches are actively
seeking public understanding and acceptance."
Despite the public relations campaign to "sell" the
public on the "virtues" of witchcraft, modern day witches and
satanists still worship demon gods and goddesses, cast spells, practice bizarre
and immoral sexual rituals, and certain individuals and groups offer animal and
Texe Marrs, well known New Age researcher said this about the
activities of witches on Halloween:
Our own research confirms that on this unholy night
[Halloween], witches' covens meet, drink, dance, spit out curses and spells,
conjure up spirits, engage in sexual orgies, induct new members, and offer
up animal and human sacrifices. (Witches have become expert at covering up
these sacrifices by use of cremation ovens and the use of privately owned
land preserves for disposal of bodies in deeply dug graves.)
It is clear that Halloween is a religious celebration, but not
a Christian celebration. It was and still is the holiday of witches, satanists
and occultists. Read carefully the following words of a former High Priest in
the Celtic tradition of Wicca -- "Halloween is purely and absolutely
evil, and there is nothing we ever have or will do that would make it acceptable
to the Lord Jesus."
Owen Rachleff gives us some additional food for thought.
Halloween can be, and to many is, a deadly serious
affair. [It] originated with pre-Christian Druids or Celts in Northern
Europe, who marked the year by four seasonal festivals. The autumn feast
took place on November 1st. Early Christians, desiring a part in the
traditional festivities, created All Saints' Day to coincide with the pagan
rites. Satanists, acting true to form, reversed the Christian procedure.
Because November 1st was All Saints' Day (All Souls' Day, November 2nd,
memorializes the dead), Satanists established October 31st as an "All
Demon's Night". As surely as the Christian martyrs and saints dominated
their own holiday, so did the demons permeate the preceding evening. All
Hallows' Eve predictably became a time of spells, curses, and horrors for
those who did not believe, but for the Satanists, particularly the witches,
it was a joyous festival and major sabbat. So it remains in a diluted
form, ironically celebrated by Christian society ! far more vigorously than
All Saints' Day.
Historically, Halloween is obviously and totally a pagan,
worship day. It is still the most important unholy day for Witches, Satanists
and other occultists. The Bible says, "I would not that ye should
have fellowship with devils."1 Corinthians 10:20 In another
place it is written, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works
of darkness" Ephesians 5:11.