Every year from October 31st to November 2nd, several holidays span different religions and ethnicities.
Since the dawn of time, people have been looking into each other’s eyes for clues to their intentions. Many ancient cultures worldwide believed that any malevolent glare, now commonly known as the “Evil Eye,” was very powerful. It could bring misfortune, disaster and even death to the receiver of the stare. Evidence suggests this symbol […]
Halloween! The peak of Autumn. The air has grown colder. The leaves have begun to fall. There’s cool orange and purple lights, scarecrows and skeletons, cotton spiderwebs, little ghosts and fiends! Pumpkins are carved with care. We make final preparations for the most important thing of all… What else but our costumes! How will you […]
The engaging rhythm of a frame drum steadily plays while a sweet and earthy smoke fills the air and senses. An aged hand swiftly moves a long feather back and forth over a sea shell, wafting the smoke of the burning sage outward into all spaces. A gentle voice chants in unison. The sun has […]
The Origins of Halloween Where did it all begin? Dressing up as monsters and ghosts, getting free candy, painting sugar skulls, and pumpkins, what is the meaning behind Halloween? Samhain, an old Irish Gaelic word (pronounced Sow-in) dates as far back as 2000 years and has been celebrated at the turning of the wheel […]