Welcome back, readers! Jamie here, and now that it is September we are now in Spoopy Season!! I myself am very excited to embrace the falling leaves, scarves and gloves and seasonal drinks, Autumn is my favourite season and it is mainly due to Halloween!
Halloween is a holiday that is widely believed to be originated by from Celtic harvest festivals with pagan roots. It’s a time in the year that’s dedicated to remembering the dead, lost loved ones and all other faithfully departed. It is also a time for people to either dress up as scary as they can or as slutty as they can while chugging back cans of Dark Fruits. Personally, I love trying to see what I can do with minimal makeup and thinking of different ideas for costumes each year. I also love the marathon of horror films with friends that tends to come with Halloween while scoffing down pizza and snuggling under a blanket.
Another thing that people tend to do when it comes to Halloween is delve into a little bit of adventure seeking and black magic. Going out to abandoned hospitals or buildings to look around or to sometimes see if the building holds the spirits of any supernatural beings. If so, people tend to try and use a Ouija board to contact these spirits, but it is not safe and here’s why:
Spiritualists believed that the dead were able to contact the living through the use of a Ouija board. However, the board once used, supposedly opens up a gateway to the supernatural and is extremely difficult to close, meaning that any spirit can pass through this gateway, and most likely never the spirit that someone is trying to contact. From here, an evil spirit can take over the board and possibly possess one of the users of the Ouija. Now the board itself isn’t a danger, it’s the outcome of using one and the communication that comes with it, especially if used incorrectly. There are certain rules to follow when it comes to using a Ouija board, and while I do NOT recommend trying one, I will link a list of rules for using a Ouija board here.
Trying to communicate with spirits is a dangerous game as we do not know what actually happens when we try to delve into black magic in the holiday season. My advice would be to not utilise a Ouija board at all as many people have had bad experiences with one, especially when it comes to injuries from the supernatural or possessions of people using it.
Another piece of advice for All Hallow’s Eve is to be sensible when it comes to drinking as it is a busy time of year when it comes to going out drinking. Make sure there are a large group of you together or there is at least someone with you when travelling, do not wander around by yourself if you are drunk. Last but not least, have fun! Dress up, look scary and have a laugh with friends, remember the faithfully departed and tweet me your looks here or tag me in your looks on Instagram with the username jamieleewilliamsxo so I can see your creative ideas!
Until next time…