Saturday, October 29, 2005

Carnival of Healing #14: "Share & Scare"

Having fun & laughing can be very healing and the Carnival of Healing #14 will bring you some of both, along with the classics of horror, Halloween costumes and trick or treating tips.

To add to a little music to your Share & Scare Halloween Carnival experience I’ve included a Halloween favorite for you to listen to while reading. Just click to start the music- and turn up your speakers… you’ll love it!

Halloween is more fun when you join in a party or two. Do you know what Hallween events are happening in your neighborhood? Maybe you could run a search at GooGhoul! How about an astrological look at Halloween from Intuitive Living:

"Things are certainly getting scary out there, and Halloween is still several days away! The season of Scorpio is fast upon us, marking the final harvest as Nature goes into full retreat in the Northern Hemisphere along with the light. Those of you observing Daylight Savings will be in for a minor shock when you see how early darkness falls Sunday evening.It appears as though the world is moving into deeper levels of chaos, fear and confusion…"

Speaking of music, Scooter McGavin’s 9th Green has a lyrics quiz with Halloween costume ideas- and the Fright Catalog has all those scary sounds, black lights and cobweb machines you might need. For a song-by-song tour through pop music’s unexpected fascination with the ghastly and supernatural visit The Essential Ghoul’s Record Shelf.

It's that time again when children enjoy dressing up and roaming the neighborhoods in search of some of their favorite candy. Here are some things we can do to help make this Halloween safer for everyone: Halloween Safety from

Family activities are popular… sharing & scaring together are the Sweeney Family… this family has taken their love of Halloween to greater levels. Join them as they blog their families creation of a haunted house.

Did you know that the first jack-o-lanterns were actually carved turnips with candles lit inside? They were placed outside to ward off evil spirits, particularly at the time of Halloween. History of Pumpkin Carving & Jack ‘O Lanterns from So Creepy

Spook Master offers online pumpkin carving patterns & carving instructions, and for more insights into carving techniques and pumpkin preservation, visit Extreme Pumpkins. Check out the amazing Work of the Master Pumpkin Carver.

The ancient origins of Halloween date back to the ancient Celtic Festival of Samhain from over 2000 years ago. The celts believed that the night before their new year, October 31 was a night when the veils were thinner between the worlds of the living and the dead. They believed this was the night when the ghosts of the dead returned.

Secrets of a Witch offers us A simple Solitary Samhain Ritual:

Samhain is a night of death, warmed only by the promise of rebirth and our love for those who have left this world for a time. It is a time to bid fare well to the great Horned God, and to honor his passing into youth once more.On this sacred night, the division between the physical world and the spiritual world is thinner than on any other night of the year. This is a time to reflect on the necessity of death, to mediate on spiritual growth over the previous year, and to honor the memories of lost loved ones.”

Halloween isn’t Halloween without Trick or Treating, and as much as we all love candy- 'Forward and Share’ reminds us there comes a time when you may have reached your limit with the:

Top 10 Signs you are too old to Trick or Treat

10. You get winded from knocking on the door
9. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you.
8. You ask for high fiber candy only.
7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag, you lose your balance & fall over.
6. People say, “Great Keith Richards mask!”, and you’re not wearing a mask.
5. When the door opens and you yell, “Trick or…”, and you can’t remember the rest.
4. By the end of the night you have a bag full of restraining orders.
3. You have to carefully choose a costume that won’t dislodge your hairpiece.
2. You’re the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with a walker.
1. You keep going home to use the restroom.

Something that may be helpful… whether or not you are too old to trick or treat- Calming computer games? Karen Clothier of The Hip & Zen pen says There is a new genre of computer games for the consumer that are called 'wellness' games, that teach you how to relax and regulate your body.

Speaking of relaxing… maybe the residents of Pittsburgh could use some added relaxation techniques- A Study Reveals Pittsburgh Unprepared for a Full Scale Zombie Attack. Mister Snitch reports on the lack of preparation in Pittsburgh for zombie attack, but does relieve some fears by turning us onto the Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency.

Taking zombies to the extreme it’s Dawn of the Dead… knit zombies! You’ve got to see it to believe it!

Moving along from zombies to skeletons…

Skeletons are one of the scary signs of Halloween… but let’s turn it into a positive and look at the skeletal system with Fundamental Health from Dealing with Gravity.

What better way to close the Share & Scare edition of the Carnival of Healing than with a ghost sighting! The Giggling Ghost at the All Halloween Blog, brings us a link to a very freaky video sighting of a Ghost Girl on a late night visit to a cemetery… make sure to watch long enough… the sighting is at the end of the video. Parental Guidance is suggested.

I hope you have enjoyed the Share & Scare Carnival of Healing and the Monster Mash concert! Many hairy, scary Halloween happenings to you!

Next week’s edition will be hosted by Christopher Stewart at Intuitive Living.

In case you missed last week, Spiral Vision brought us the Carnival of Healing #13 Superstitions like an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

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