Coping: The Science Behind Halloween

Not often that we repeat much around here, but Halloween is a very special event.  My personal study of the event is thanks – in large part – to a small government agency that has some very smart people who look at extremely broad contexts when sizing up threats to this great nation.  One of the people there suggested I read the following document to be well-informed on global risks ahead:

Which lives here:

As you may have guessed, dear reader, we know people who know things.  And while 2012 was largely made-fun-of by the MainStream, a thoughtful read of this document provides a more measured assessment.  Some years in advance.

The document lays out some serious implications, though hard to nail-down to a particular hour of a particular day in our future:

“The celestial hazard ostensibly feared most by our ancestors during enhancements of the global fireball flux was a sustained bombardment by larger cometary debris. Included here is the Prologue of “The Cosmic Winter” by Victor Clube and Bill Napier (Basil Blackwell), Oxford 1990), conceived before the Cold War came to an end and providing a sketch of the feared conditions translated to a contemporary environment. This sketch anticipated the tidal break-up of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 and its subsequent bombardment of Jupiter by four and six years respectively.”

And so it  was, in a much earlier time in human history, a celestial visitor rained down its own tidal break-up fractions on Earth.  It would be remembered globally and forever by tonight’s special name::


It happens tonight, so be ready for it.

Here in the Outback of East Texas we have never had even a single trick-or-treater come by and that’s just fine with us.

There are some special aspects of the day that we should review, a day that might have been proclaimed by the corn syrup refining industry and Christianity deniers – there’s a lobby for you.

Origins of Halloween are suspected to date back to 15,380 years ago when, as some crypto-archeologists have reconstructed it, earth was hit by comet fragments that very-nearly did the world-in, touching off a minor Ice Age in the process.

More to the point, where the multiple comet fragments landed, they threw up so much debris, massive boulders, and carved out so much damage from the shock waves, that recently-buried people in shallow cemeteries of the time were heaved back out of the ground. Your zombie tales have basis in fact.  The dead were spit from the Earth..

It is the most widely celebrated period of the year when you slice it from a trans-cultural perspective.

Somewhere in there, buried because we don’t like to admit that even Christianity is an imperial religion, local faith and “spirit healers” of Europe were “assimilated.” It was done through a series of purges that resulted in a familiar play of aggressive religions (which hate competition): convert or be killed.

This disease, based on different is bad and must be rooted out and killed, was not kept out of America, either. There are names of victims written on museum documents in Salem, Massachusetts.

The Smithsonian Institution website reveals that:

“The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil’s magic—and 20 were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted. Since then, the story of the trials has become synonymous with paranoia and injustice, and it continues to beguile the popular imagination more than 300 years later.”

Estimates of the death toll are higher; it is still not fashionable in America to admit to the full breadth and width of our own shameful behavior. If you doubt me, ask a Native American how things really work.

For the most part, the people killed were thought to have ties to Wicca, a collection of practices that might be grouped as local shamans and healers who relied on natural remedies and who had taken the time to explore the use of various herbs both for recreation and healing.

Just as there are good and bad Christians, there were good and bad Wiccans. But much of the “boil, boil, trouble and toil…” popularized in anti-Wiccan literature was made-up or at least seriously misunderstood.

Years ago, I met with a Wiccan coven up in the Pacific Northwest that raised herbal teas on the eastern slopes of the Cascades, not far from Lake Chelan and Wenatchee. Their leader, a pleasant enough fellow named “Richard” explained that the “flying” that witches were accused of came from brewing up batches of natural psychotropics. In some cases, the herbal brew was applied to genitals for absorption, and yes, with a broomstick handle. So his group believed (and still practiced) in the mid 1970’s. That’s where the flying and broomsticks arose.

The Witch-craft trials were a punishment by one religion of another.  For holding to a clear memory of a dark, earlier event and making rituals of it.  The dominant religion, having expanded into Wiccan territories, rebranded the mid-winter festival (Christmas).  The “Christmas Tree” was a rhyme on the Wiccan mid-winter festival as well, new trees of a coming spring and such.  Christianity diluted our cultural past when it came to cometary impacts and old verbal traditions.

That, in itself, might not have led to the banishing of the “witch-crafts” by an imperial religion which Christianity was at the time. Instead it was their belief that the stuff of “spirit” is not only distributed to humans alone and that all items can have a “spirit” about them.

To be sure, ask an experienced mountain climber and you will hear reverent discussion of “The Mountain” and its spirit. Native Americans hold to some pantheistic views as well, realizing that there is a “spirit” of an eagle, a bear, a snake, a deer, and what have-you. But all under the Providence of a Great Spirit.

I’ve done a fair bit of reading history and I don’t find warfare between Wiccans and others, but this was likely their undoing in a sense. Recall that religions seem to go through purifications internally (and seem to evolve into expansionism and conquest beginning around their 1,300th year anniversary.  Such periods tend to persist for perhaps 500 years. 

This is of special note since another major global religion is coming up on 1,300 years and is definitely into its own militant expansionist mode.  The global expansion of Islam  mirrors the house-cleaning of the Inquisition on a delayed replay.

Back to point, Halloween was called Samhain (Samuin) after the Celtic summer’s end festival, but it also rolls up the Roman Romona goddess of fruit and harvest, the Roman Feralia commemoration of the debt, and of course the “All Hallows” / “All Saint’s Day” which follows Halloween Eve in the Christian rebranding effort.

Let’s now take our deepened understanding of imperial religion marketing, and, knowing how cosmic disaster on the planet is the biggest holiday of shared social memory, we prepare for a bite of “Soul Cake tonight”:

“A soul cake is a small round cake which is traditionally made for All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day to commemorate the dead in the Christian tradition. The cakes, often simply referred to as souls, are given out to soulers (mainly consisting of children and the poor) who go from door to door during the days of Allhallowtide singing and saying prayers “for the souls of the givers and their friends”.The practice in England dates to the medieval period, and was continued there until the 1930s, by both Protestant and Catholic Christians. The practice of giving and eating soul cakes continues in some countries today, such as Portugal (where it is known as Pão-por-Deus),[6] and in other countries, it is seen as the origin of the practice of trick-or-treating.[7] In Lancashire and in the North-east of England they are also known as Harcakes. In the United States, some churches, during Allhallowtide, have invited people to come receive sweets from them and have offered “pray for the souls of their friends, relatives or even pets” as they do so.”

This, my friend, brings us to one of the better and lesser known back stories behind the folk-rock group Peter Paul and Mary’s “A Soalin…”

(This is at for those with popups blocked.)

For those of us who have studied comparative religions it is a reminder of many things, not the least of which is that we are very, very small eyes through which the Universe beholds itself and knows it is Divine.

If these were just idle speculations of my own, you could be pardoned for passing me off as the “nutter out in the woods” again. But, such is not the case.  Smarter people than we…

A more detailed check of the government’s Defense Technical Information Center repository reveals other readings  supportive of the long cycle of cosmic disasters:

An Extraterrestrial Influence During the Current Glacial-Interglacial

Galactic Dark Matter and Terrestrial Periodicities

Narrative Report on the Hazard to Civilization Due to Fireballs and … (which goes with our first cite at the top of this page…)

Giant Comets, Evolution and Civilization

Toss in the passing a year-ago last week of an unexpected “wanderer” through our little slice of the heavens and the idea of bodies being tossed up out of the ground, by a massive interplanetary object’s impact… Today becomes less a time to go door to door begging treats, as a time for sober reflection on the only question that matters to every human alive:

How much time do we have left? And, in turn, what is our highest and best use of it?

Thank you for visiting, write when you get rich – and enjoy the Soul Cakes. recipe here ‘em here.

16 thoughts on “Coping: The Science Behind Halloween”

  1. George

    Check this guy out on youtube:

    Randall Carlson’s Cosmic Patterns and Cycles of Catastrophe

    He puts it all together and has done the feet on the ground research to prove it.

    Worth your time!

  2. No point in being afraid of what you cannot affect. Now is all we have, so use it wisely and enjoy it to the max.

    I totally agree with the concept that we are the sensory devices used by Source/Creator to experience Itself. It is not a person, but something so much grander than we are capable of comprehending. Keep in mind that as consciously aware parts of Source/Creator, we can learn to access It’s data and methods and become greater versions of ourselves as time passes. Eventually, we all can become masters of life.

  3. Halloween side hustle. Yesterday, on my way to Party City to buy a Halloween costume, I stopped at Goodwill & purchased 2 new Manning #18 Colts NFL Jerseys for $4 a piece. I put them on ebay & sold them for $30 each plus shipping in 2 hours. I got my treat early.

    • Gotcha beat – I once picked up a 1943 NYS pinback trapping badge at an estate sale for a dollar that I sold on eBaby for about $250. Then there was the box of Duz detergent we inherited with the original shrink wrap and Pogo figurine that went for $88…

      Still, cant argue with your profit!

  4. Good article, regarding “The Cosmic Winter”, there is potentially one coming in about 10.5 years in the form of an asteroid appropriately named Apophis, aka 99942 or Red Meteor. The size of this rock is approximately 1,476 ft. x 558 ft. (450 x 170 meters) which is the size of an aircraft carrier or 3 Rose Bowl Stadiums.

    When will it strike Earth? The year 2029 on April 13th of all dates; it could also ricochet off Earth in 2029, circle around the Sun and return for an impact in the year 2036.

    Where will Apophis impact if nothing is done? The Eurasian tectonic plate somewhere between the North Sea and the Black Sea. This asteroid is travelling about 15,000 mph (24,136 km/h). It’s calculated that this death bringer, “the Lord of Chaos” (Egyptian), will penetrate the Eurasian plate into Earths magma creating another continent. There are many nuclear power plants in this area, consequently this is expected to create a nuclear winter for a very long time. Hundreds of millions of humans will parish, including the entire eco system worldwide.

    NASA says that #99942 Apophis will buzz the Earth on April 13, 2029, but it will only come within 19,400 miles (31,300 km) of our planet. Here is why NASA is correct and wrong at the same time!

    NASA and most everyone else on Planet Earth are using a ~4,000 year old incorrect mathematical calculation of Pi = 3.141592654… Based on this wrong formula, #99942 will miss Earth by ~19,400 miles.

    The corrected Pi = 3.144605511… plots #99942 impacting Earth if nothing is done.

    It’s my understanding that #99942 Apophis can be deflected away from Earth using a correctly place nuclear detonation to push this asteroid into deep space; time is of the essence.


    Mr. Harry Lear; Pentagon, Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence (Ret.). IT consultant; Intel, Pac Bell, Bell Aerospace, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, etc. To view his calculations, please see this site.

    Pi = 4 / sqrt (Phi) = 3.144605511… are absolutely correct and are the same results that I arrived at from a different method. I arrived at the same calculations from strict geometric / algebraic math proofs; the correct value of Pi does equal 4 / sqrt (Phi) = 3.144605511… where Phi is the Golden Ratio = 1.618033989… and the square root of Phi is 1.272019650… I carried my proofs for Pi out to 40 decimal places as you will see in Proof 6 at my web site .

    Mr. Christer Svensson; foreign Correspondent at the UN; A former Chair of Young scientists Stockholm.

    The deflection efforts accuracy and trajectory computations and the placement and sizes of deflection charges.


    Ken Smith
    Director of Operations,
    Aerospace Professional
    Orbital-ATK, Launch Systems Group

  5. Attention Homo Sapiens Collective currently resident on the inner solar system planet as recognized by IAU Resolution B5:

    Spacecraft Kepler is declared dead Oct. 30.

    Long live TESS, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, seeded by Google and a late Norwegian-American “Carnegie”. Broadcasts are bi-weekly from High Earth orbit.

    Your Board of Directors reminds Queen Bees to Drones that exit processes from current abodes remain unchanged. All fungible assets including paper scrip will be taxed at the normal 100% rate and recycled.

    The Hive

  6. Great Research George, I hope your friends read the comments section. Here is intell they can use and should pay attention to:

    Asteroid Apophis 99942, impact dates: April 13 2029 or the same day Easter April 13 2036. Why? Because the trajectory calcs are in error.
    The following figures are in Kilometers:

    Orbit Radius Orbit Dia. (Old Pi) Orbit Circumf
    Earth:*149,597,871 299,195,742 939,951,145
    *152,955,334 305,910,668 961,046,707

    (True Pi) Orbit Circumf Difference due to Wrong Pi
    940,852,792 901,434
    961,968,373 921,665

    Orbit Radius Orbit Dia. (Old Pi) Orbit Circumf
    Apophis: 137,994,806 275,989,612 867,046,938

    (True Pi) Orbit Circumf Difference due to Wrong Pi
    867,878,455 831,517

    * Note: NASA is using the wrong Pi figure to calculate the Apophis Trajectory.

    OLD Pi=3.141592654… True Pi=4/sqrt (Phi)=3.144605511…

    Using the old Pi value NASA says Apophis 99942 will miss earth by 32,000 kilometers. NASA also says the Sun Earth distance is 149,597,871 KM i.e. 1 AU (Astronomical Unit) There is a question as to whether the distance is actually 152,955,335.7 km.

    Using the old Pi values, NASA states Apophis will miss earth by only 32,000km (18,000 miles). Earth satellites orbit @ 32,000km elevation.

    Consider this: If NASA is off by over 900,000 km for earths orbit and wrong by over 800,000km for the Apophis orbit, using the the old Phi figures, will Apophis still miss earth by 32,000 kilometers? Or will it hit Europe?

    See: Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s you Tube video…if Apophis hits earth:

    Expect 772.599 million people in Europe to be killed in 2029. Expect collateral loss of life in countries like Israel, Japan, C. America, Mexico, Canada, and the USA to be 912.560 million and over 1 billion in China. Conservative loss of life Grand total: 1,685.159 million. That is 1 billion, 685 million plus lives lost.

    Do carefully read Ken Smith’s post here also and do go see Harry Lear’s web site with the Pi proofs. Took him over 5 years to produce those proofs of the New Pi!

    Apophis can be nudged onto a new and safe path if we act in time.

    Roger in Tucson

    • IF… Asteroid Apophis 99942….(“The asteroid is about 320 meters wide. “That’s big enough to punch through Earth’s atmosphere,” devastating a region the size of, say, Texas, if it hit land, or causing widespread tsunamis if it hit ocean, says Chodas. So much for holiday cheer.”)
      Was to hit earth… mass extinction would result instantly for the majority of the lucky ones..
      so why worry about it.. sit back have a burger and a cold drink.. or have some walking taco’s.. Yumm.. or chicken wings.. and take it easy.. there isn’t a darn thing anyone can do with an asteroid the size of a building larger than the empire state building..
      curious.. thinking about large buildings.. why do they all build the buildings with the same dimension construction would think they would use a variety of angles and dimensions to change the frequency.
      most of us have heard how some tribes will send out children each with a small stone to destroy a bigger stone in their way by tapping on it.. tesla had his earthquake machine..
      by alternating the sizes.. you change the frequency of the building

  7. “I read the following document to be well-informed on global risks ahead:”

    thanks for sharing.. I for one love Halloween..the kids in the costumes..warm apple cider and cocoa..
    it is by far one of my favorite holidays..
    definitely in my top three.. Halloween, thanksgiving and valentines day..the rest don’t hold much of a meaning to me..except.. when I worked for a position that we were suppose to take all federal holidays off.. there were a couple that we had to work on but we could take off another.. so.. POINSETTIA day became the favorite work day off.. LOL.. OH heyour hard working congress has that one off LOL

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