As popular society begins to rev up for this year’s Occult celebration … let’s look at Halloween’s pagan history :
Samhain… marked the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or the ‘darker half’ of the year….Offerings of food and drink, or portions of the crops, were left outside for ‘spirits’. The souls of the dead were also said to revisit their homes …. “candles would be lit and prayers formally offered for the souls of the dead. After this the eating, drinking, and games would begin”. … festivities included rituals and games intended to foretell one’s future… Apples and nuts were often used in these divination rituals. They included apple bobbing, … mirror-gazing… Special bonfires were lit …. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween
Séances are often conducted on Halloween… A séance is an attempt to communicate with spirits (dead people as well as demons). … Perhaps the best-known .. were those of Mary Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln’s wife) who, grieving the loss of her son, had séances in the White House … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A9ance
Every Halloween many people attempt to contact dead magician Harry Houdini at a séance since 1926 … http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/31/travel/houdini-seance/
But there is truly nothing new under the sun … because nations and disobedient Israelites were committing these same types of sins during biblical times. The Most High God, Yah commanded that this should not be done.
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 ” … thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD…”
Necromancy—practice of magic involving communication with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necromancy