October: the tenth month of our calendar has Oct as the root. Oct means eight. History shows that calendar changes like map changes are political by nature.
For what October truely is includes the festivals honoring the harvest and the period when all beings sense the greater universe and choose to embrace or run from it. This is the time to deal with fear and scream or deal with fear and face it.
We see this played out time and time again as more horror stories, horror movies and the down right creepy come to the forefront of popular culture. This is the time of year when it's okay to talk about the world as a whole: the seen and the unseen, as clerics put it in their sermons.
Visiting graveyards and haunted tours abound. Why is that?
The vale between the seen and the unseen have an ebb and flow, as do all things in nature. If our ancestors were right about October and the Autumn, this is the time to honor our ancestors as they honored theirs. It's a time to reflect on our lives and know that soon we too will "give up the ghost" as they used to say. It a time to ponder the falling of the leaves and the meaning of life and death.
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