One also owes respect to facts such as the fact that Yeats
was a senior member of the Society of the Golden Dawn for
whom the various cultic celebrations of this period were quite
important. Yeats was looking for the mechanism to transcend
time, as in the figures of the mosaic or the gilt song bird.
"To be conscious is not to be in time." The ghouls and goblins
are reminders of the states of some of those who are outside time..
 
P.
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One owes respect to Yeats's poem.  It is not about any of this. That is harm.
Nancy

>>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>10/30/11 5:40 PM >>>
All Saints' Day
 
The vigil of this feast is popularly called "Hallowe'en" or "Halloween".
'Solemnity' is celebrated on the first of November -- instituted to honour all the saints,
known and unknown, to supply any deficiencies in the faithful's celebration of saints'
feasts during the year.
 
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01315a.htm 
 
Faced with 'darkness', one may surely implore some 'light'. 
No harm, I suppose.
CR

From: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
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"O sages standing in God's holy fire
 As in the gold mosaic of a wall,
 Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre,
 And be the singing-masters of my soul."
 
 CR
 
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That sounds very reassuring, Peter. Thanks. - CR

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//Hallow means Holy.
Hallowe'en is the evening of the day of all saints,//
The dark before the light.
 
P.
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Halloween: The Day of the Dead
 
http://www.bbc.com/travel/blog/20111028-travelwise-halloweens-past-and-present 
 
"Dust inbreathed was a house—
 The walls, the wainscot and the mouse"
 
"The parched eviscerate soil
 Gapes at the vanity of toil,
 Laughs without mirth."
 
"Water and fire shall rot
 The marred foundations we forgot,
 Of sanctuary and choir."
 
 CR