The Eve of Samhain,(I doubt I will ever regard it as Halloween), is filled with a special sort of attraction. The Celts believed this night opened the gates leading to the World of Deads, gave a chance to communicate with our Ancestors and helped Restless Spirits to return back to their world. How much sense and esteem these beliefs used to have! Having a mentality and knowledge, based on natural power, ancient people paid a tribute to the past even without studying history. It was respect to the kin, to the Other World and to mutability of Mother Nature itself.
I guess the Celts used to have rather powerful minds that allowed them to behold, to hear and to perceive so many things hidden from us, people of the hi-tech reality. As they were able to connect with their Spirits, to keep the balance between two worlds, it means they used to have been one of the most developed human beings ever. Well…Any pagan culture seems to have been so. However I wonder whether it’s right to regard a term ‘pagan’ as something apart. Christianity was built upon barbaric civilizations and it existed as a hybrid of two systems until 1789.
May be the fact that an echo of Samhain has reached the present is an invitation God and our Ancestors send with diligence from year to year to make us ponder upon the roots, our attitude to history, life and death . They hope we might make right conclusions and put them into practice hic et hoc…