Some Fun things to Explore for Halloween

Gnarled Nether Relic from the Dark Woods

The Pumpkin

Oh!—fruit loved of boyhood!—the old days recalling,
When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!
When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin,
Glaring out through the dark with a candle within!
John Greenleaf Whittier

As Samhain (aka Halloween) approaches, here are some fun things to explore!

Listen to Dance Macabre for Samhain

Enjoy the Skeleton Dance.  This is an old Walt Disney production with music by Carl W. Stalling.  More information is here.

Go on a virtual tour of Paris’s “City of the Dead.”

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
-Shakespeare (Macbeth)

Some articles for Halloween

Man attends own funeral

Are Danes taking ‘green’ too far by recycling corpses?

Ever hear of the film “Eraserhead?” You too can now convert your deceased relatives into pencils!

The Library of Dust

Haunted Libraries

He met a hound that came from Hel.
That one had blood upon his breast,
and long did he bark at Baldrs father.
Onward rode Odin – the earth-way roared –
till he came to the high hall of Hel.
-The Eddic poem Baldrs draumar

A Halloween Gallery (art of Lewis Barrett Lehrman)

A couple of Good Books for Halloween:

H.P Lovecraft (very good anthology)
God’s Demon, Wayne Barlowe
Good Omens
by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
The Fantastic Art of Beksinski
Brushfire: Illuminations from the Inferno by Wayne Barlowe

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew,
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Silver’d in the moon’s eclipse,
Nose of Turk and Tartar’s lips,
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
-Shakespeare (Macbeth)

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3 Responses to Some Fun things to Explore for Halloween

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  3. Dom says:

    I really like those paintings from the Halloween Gallery! Thanks for the link, highly interesting and appealing art!


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