The Real Halloween: Ritual and Magic for the New Millennium

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9780764122224: The Real Halloween: Ritual and Magic for the New Millennium

Most Halloween books are for kids, but here's one that adults will enjoy, too! Filled with vivid, atmospheric color photos and illustrations, The Real Halloween opens with a fascinating history of Halloween's past and changing traditions. It's an overview of the holiday from ancient times to the present, shedding light on sacrificial pagan rituals, describing the medieval autumn religious festival, and concluding with the modern secular holiday's goblins, ghosts, costumes, and trick-or-treat rituals. Part Two takes readers to the present time, putting the emphasis on fun. It's a collection of games, crafts, recipes, and treats for Halloween party time. It also includes ideas for making jack-o'-lanterns, and presents recipes for pumpkin pie that everybody will love. The book's third and final section is a whimsical look into the future, with fortune-telling methods that use autumn leaves, nuts, cakes, and mirrors. It also features directions for making several magic charms, including "love apples" to keep romantic relationships sweet. Approximately 100 full-color illustrations.

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Ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties—this is what most people think Halloween is about. And, while monsters and being frightened are all part of it, most forget the rich traditions that lie behind this special, spooky day.

The Real Halloween describes all the popular Halloween legends, and then puts them in the ancient context from which they came. Packed with practical projects, rituals, games, and recipes, this book shows you how to bring the spirit of Halloween into your life.

About the Author:

Sheena Morgan's articles have appeared in many publications, including Elle and Country Life. She lives in England, where she lectures on the traditional and magical uses of Britain's native wild plants.

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