The Monsters Are Real – Acknowledging The Dark This Halloween

The Monsters Are Real – Acknowledging The Dark This Halloween

Some people love to hate Halloween. It’s an American custom they say, slightly sneeringly, or ‘trick-or-treating was never done in my day’.

Yes, the modern version of trick or treating and dressing up on Halloween came from the States, from Irish immigrants who took the tradition over America.

But the festival of Halloween is in fact one of the most ancient festivals known to man.

Halloween is based on the ancient Celtic tradition of Samhain. At this time of the year, it was believed that the barriers between the physical and spirit world break down, allowing more interaction between humans and spirits.

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Poppy Pickles

Gandhi: What we Can Learn from Him in these Trying Times

Gandhi: What we Can Learn from Him in these Trying Times

Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on the 2nd of October is celebrated as a national holiday in his native India.

We all know what this iconic figure looked like – unprepossessing, with his round glasses, traditional dhoti and kind eyes. But this one man did so much to change the world.

As we struggle to come to terms with the uncertainty of what the future will bring, his life and actions give us guidance and hope. And his values of tolerance, peace and standing up for what you believe in, are ones that we can all learn from.

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