Happy Halloween! by New York Feng Shui consultant

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Happy Halloween! by New York Feng Shui consultant

 

Halloween is the one of the oldest and top most celebrated holidays today. Do you know why we choose to dress up and paint our faces and look scary or why we go trick-or-treating?

How do you view Halloween? Do you feel it is a time to stay in and avoid "evil" spirits? or a time to just have fun! :)

Halloween is on October 31st, which is the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday to honor those who have passed. Halloween is referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago.

Different cultures from around the world took part in celebrating Halloween.  Looking to the history books you will discover the Egyptians took part in this practice as well. The roots lay in the feast of Samhian, which was annually on October 31st to honor the dead, celebrate the "end to summer", and give thanks to a plentiful year ahead for harvesting.

 

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Many believed that the souls of the dead roamed the streets and villages at night. Not all spirits were thought to be friendly so gifts and treats were left out to keep away "bad" spirits from entering the home.

  • This practice turned into trick-or-treating.  

People would paint their faces and dress up to be as hideous as possible so that spirits would not choose to connect with their soul.

  • This practice turned in wearing customs to go trick-or-treating or to a happening Halloween party :)

 

laura cerrano dressed up as a zombie at coney island ny

Feng Shui NY consultant Laura Cerrano dressed in custom as a Zombie

I remember growing up my mother would always tell me to stay in on All Hollows Eve, she felt uneasy.  Every year she would tell me stories about White witches (those who wish to help heal others) and Black witches (those with not the best intentions in mind) journeying into the streets on that particular evening to do their "work".

There are many versions about the origins and old customs of Halloween. Various cultures view Halloween somewhat differently but, traditional Halloween practices remain the same.

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween Everyone!!

Feng Shui Long Island

*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since graduating from the Country's very first School for Feng Shui Studies that was licensed and accredited in 1997. Carole provides on site Feng Consultations Long Island NY, Queens New York and New York City -Hamptons NY.

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New York Feng Shui Manhattan New York City Manhattan NYC Consultant Laura Cerrano is a Second Generation Certified Feng Shui Consultant who has trained with Feng Shui Long Island and Masters from across the Country including Shamans to incorporate Native American beliefs and Space Clearings into her Feng Shui Consulting Firm, Feng Shui Manhattan New York City NY. After co-consulting on site for many years Laura began her own business in 2000 and has a strong client base in New York City, New York, Long Island NY, Queens, Brooklyn, New Jersey and the rest of the New York Tri-State area.

 

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Laura Cerrano has been a certifed Feng Shui Expert for over 14 years. She is the CEO of Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island, a published author, Key note speaker on Feng Shui and Certified Reiki Practitioner. She specializes in connecting people to their environment and authentic self with the teachings of practical Feng Shui Ascension.

Mission statment: To provide each and every client with quality consultations that will give them new found knowledge and understanding of Feng Shui to empower themselves at a price everyone can afford.

 

 

  

 

 

 

                                              

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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing the history. Have a great weekend and a happy and safe Halloween.

 Life is very good in Maryland.

 

October 30, 2010 06:59 AM #1
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Laura Cerrano
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Thanks Roy and you do the same :)

October 30, 2010 07:00 AM #2
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Michael Thornton
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Good Morning Laura, Yes, it is a festive holiday for kids of all ages. Happy Halloween!!! 

October 30, 2010 07:08 AM #3
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I actually knew this, but haven't thought about it for a long time Laura, thanks for sharing these facts today.............make it a great weekend.

October 30, 2010 07:10 AM #4
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Tanya Nouwens
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It all makes sense now.  Treats outside to keep bad spirits away, and hideous costumes to make us unappealing.  One son is going out dressed as a box this year (his idea and creation), and the other as a little kid in his pyjamas.  Hmmmm, not hideous in the least!!  But I bet they'll get loads of candy anyway.  BTW, you make an excellent zombie :)

October 30, 2010 07:28 AM #5
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Ellen Caruso
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Laura, i loved the video! And yes, I view Halloween all for fun! I don't need any thoughts of creepy spirits.

October 30, 2010 07:59 AM #6
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Cool Halloween history. I'm from Detroit, so it is really the day before Halloween that I find scary. At least it isn't as bad as it used to be!

October 30, 2010 10:25 AM #7
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You make an adorable zombie Laura! Looks like that picture was taken on the boardwalk at Jones Beach. Yes, maybe?

October 30, 2010 03:37 PM #8
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Debbie Walsh
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I love Jib Jab!  That was cute!  Great costume Laura!

October 30, 2010 05:35 PM #9
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Hi Laura... great post and I especially like that you mentioned your mom.  I miss her presence here on AR, but you serve as a reminder to me that her presence is still with us,

October 31, 2010 01:34 AM #10
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I for one am totally into Halloween - it's all about the fun of it all.  Great post.

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I stayed in this time and did not dress up or hand out candy. Looks like I made it out alive without eggs on my house!

October 31, 2010 10:22 AM #12
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Michael, it is for all ages. People as me, you still go out and dress up? I say yes of course! It's the only time of the year I'll be considered normal ;)

Roger, It's always nice to have a frendly refresher. You too!!

Tanya, is your son by chance an artist hahah :) Love his idea! Thanks it was fun being zombie :) ooo and I like to see he's thinking out side the box hahah...cheesy I know but, could not resist :)

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Awesome Laura, love that zombie photo of yourself. Hope you are passing out the candies to the trick or treaters in that zombie get up.

October 31, 2010 02:48 PM #14
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