Musings as Hallowe’en Approaches

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7 Responses to “Musings as Hallowe’en Approaches”

  1. […] understand nor control changed me. I can’t point to a specific moment of enlightenment, but from a very young age I grew up with a drive to acquire and practice the skills and mindset I would … if the shit – any shit – hit the fan. Long before the people in the World Trade Centre on 11 […]

  2. […] lived there during my childhood, in a previous article published here on 6 September 2008 titled Musings as Hallowe’en Approaches. Clicking on the title will take you there and I invite you, dear reader, to give it a glance, […]

  3. […] Posted By Randy on October 29, 2012 “Lunenburg is an old town officially settled in 1753, and from such age is born much mystery and superstition. My father was a beneficiary of this and, with no disrespect to him, I will reveal that I came to know his faith in the old stories held more power in his life than anything his attendance of the Presbyterian Church could ever provide. He believed in witchcraft and malevolent magick. That bad luck could be simply bad luck, but persistent or exceptionally ill fortune could be the result of a spell cast by a witch on behalf of an envious or malicious rival. That warts could be “charmed” away. That a suspected witch could be tricked into identifying her or himself by constraining the suspect to enter or exit a premises by means of a doorway across which a broomstick had been secretly laid because a witch would make every desperate excuse possible to avoid stepping over it. That if you knew who cast it, a spell against you could be defeated by peeing in a bottle while thinking of the suspected witch, then corking it tightly and hiding it in a secure place. This would cause urination to become impossible for the witch requiring him or her to either find and uncork the bottle or, in final desperation, lift the spell from their intended victim.” ~ Musings as Hallowe’en Approaches […]

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  5. […] From an early age I was acutely aware of the perpetual tug of war between reason and primal fear of the unknown. While as a child I was very religious in the Christan sense, something I have since been cured of, I somehow grasped that there were things and forces sharing the universe with me that I could not yet understand or even detect, and that became progressively more obviously beyond the ken of my available stable of adult authority figures the more of them I consulted. Asking a question along these lines always met with an answer lying between a patronizing reply embracing the “we are not meant to know” philosophy on the one hand, and the making of the secret sign to ward off evil on the other. In fact I’m not completely certain that my paternal grandfather wasn’t advocating driving a stake through my heart while there was still time. ~ Musings as Hallowe’en Approaches […]

  6. El Hansh says:

    …things and forces sharing the universe.
    Neither good nor evil ‘cept for the fears of the elders who would shun intrepid excursions by the brave without knowing they are so and denying malevolence of the spirit and soul by foul superstition. And by your actions, Lunenburg was never the same again having nothing to do with the place itself.

    • Randy says:

      Astutely observed Goode Steve! While the genius loci may influence the Actor, it falls to the Actor to influence the genius loci. Anything else is just laziness.

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