Sunday, October 31, 2010

Letter from a Vampire

The witching hour has arrived here in the wooded hills. The neighborhood has gone all out this year with their decorations. While on a walk the other afternoon Greg mentioned how odd it is how holidays evolve from one thing to another.

Halloween for me is the celebration of what Carl Jung calls the "Shadow" aspect of the unconscious mind. This dark side is made up of repressed feelings and desires which tend to get more dense the less the are revealed. Golum of Lord of the Rings is a great archetype of the shadow aspect.

Always, always, always, always, always, always,
always do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

For many the shadow side offers a connection to a plethora of creativity, vividly honored in the holiday of Halloween. This evening wondering through cities we have mummies, zombies, vampires, dark witches, skeletons, etc.

While sifting through old postcards yesterday for a photo shoot I found the one shown above and thought...Ooooo so creepy and perfect for Halloween. So here tis...front and back. Of course it has nothing to do with vampires and blood.

Tonight is also the celebration of Samhain, one of the high Celtic holidays celebrating the shift from light to dark and the end of the agricultural year. For more about Samhain and some ideas for creating a Samhain natural perfume check out this order post here and here at the blog.

"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble."
Macbeth Quote (Act IV, Scene I).

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