From University of Michigan
Zombie History and Haitian Folklore
The origin of the concept of zombiism stems from Haitian Voodoo culture. The word zombie–in Haitian it is “zombi”–means “spirit of the dead.” Voodoo folklore contends that Bokors, Voodoo priests that were concerned with the study and application of black magic, possessed the ability to resurrect the deceased through the administration of coup padre—coup padre is a powder that is issued orally, the primary ingredient of which is tetrodoxin, the deadly substance of the notoriously poisonous fou-fou, or “porcupine fish.”
According to legend, “a zombi(e) is someone who has annoyed his or her family and community to the degree that they can no longer stand to live with this person. They respond by hiring a Bokor..to turn them into a zombi(e).” (Keegan, www .flmnh.ufl.edu)
Once they had been issued the coup padre, the subjects being prepared for their descent into zombidom would appear to die insofar as their heart rate would slow to a near stop, their breathing patterns would be greatly subdued and their body temperature would significantly decrease. The public, thinking that Continue reading
HALLOWEEN: MORE MISINFORMATION FROM EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN GROUPS
By BA Robinson, 1997
This essay augments the description in another essay of four Evangelical web sites which spread misinformation about Halloween:
Johanna Michaelsen was interviewed on 1999-OCT-28 during the 700 Club, a program of the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN). She is the author of The Beautiful side of Evil. 1 She believes that she sensed and has seen demonic spirits surrounding her since childhood. She was in training to be a spiritualist medium, but later trusted Jesus and was saved. She believes that when children dress up and go trick or treating, they are particularly targeted by occult forces.
We found some apparent errors in her statements:
– She said that the ancient Celts put criminals, bats Continue reading
The Dark Side of Halloween
By Pastor David L. Brown, 1990
It’s Halloween. To most people it seems like harmless fun. But, beneath Halloween’s candy coating is a history of diabolical evil, evil that is directly connected to the occult and Satanism, evil that you need to be warned of!
That is the purpose of this file, to make you aware of the dark side of Halloween. I have researched this topic for more than a decade and Halloween’s occultic connection is becoming increasingly evident. As I begin, let me share two first hand examples of what I am talking about when I refer to the “occult connection.” Continue reading
Halloween A Covenant With Death and Hell
By Terry Watkins
“. . . We have made a covenant with DEATH,
and with HELL are we at agreement;. . .”
When you hear the word “halloween” what images appear? What “spirit” is invoked at the whisper of Halloween? Halloween openly promotes death, devils, witches and flagrant “appearances of evil” (1 Thess. 5:22).
Halloween leaves most people scratching their heads questioning, “How and where did Halloween come from”? This article unearths the hellish tomb of Halloween to exhume its sinister “covenant with death and hell.”
Halloween began over 2,000 years ago among the Celts and their pagan priests called the Druids. The Druids are, without question, history’s king of the occult. Witchcraft, Satanism, paganism and virtually all facets of the occult acquire instruction from the Druids. From the popular jack-o’-lantern, trick-or-treat, costumes, to the pranks, ghoulish Continue reading
The Eight Sabbats of the Old Religion
The Old Religion, Wicca, divides the year into eight main high days or Sabbats. Four of these are associated directly with the two equinoxes and the two solstices. The other four fall at dates in between these points.
In the Celtic Tradition, the year begins at SAMHAIN, or as it is called now, Halloween.
[October 31st.] This is the night that the veil between the world of men and spirits is considered to be the thinnest, so it is of little wonder that people should think of it as a night that all sorts of things roam Continue reading