Magic And Halloween
Halloween draws near.
It's time to bask in the spells of magic and make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.
Preparation for magical spells demands a viewing of Disney's 1993 movie, Hocus Pocus. It's a Halloween tradition we enjoy in our house. We pop in the DVD and curl up in front of the wide screen with warm drinks, caramel apples and popcorn.
Get ready, get set, and off we go for a wee bit of magic and time travel.
Hocus Pocus is a light-hearted show the whole family enjoys. True to Disney style, there's just enough play on words and intrigue to keep the adults entertained.
Do you have get-in-the-mood-for-Halloween traditions?
Here's the Book of Magic Spells from Hocus Pocus with a "real" eye to watch over us.
I Put A Spell On You
A talking cat? Who can resist? Our first clue that mystical powers are afoot in this tale.
Other clues of magic in this movie? Apparently, a magical spell was cast so the movie wouldn't disappear into obscurity. The film has developed an adoring cult following.
Who says magic's not real?
The Sanderson Sisters – Three Witches
Wicked And Delightful
Listen to the resonate ring of Winifred's voice, "SISTAHS !!!" as she calls out to her beloved sisters. They are bonded in a coven as sisters and witches, even if she does call them idiots at one point.
The three sister-witches are a goofy bunch, (after all, it's a horror comedy), but while you can't take them too seriously, their magic is certainly wicked enough. Sucking the life out of innocent children qualifies, don't you think?
Sarah's Enchanted Song
In a memorable scene, Sarah sings a melodious song as she weaves a thread of magic that lures the town's children to the witches' lair.
As the witches fly on their broomsticks, Winifred calls forth to Sarah:
Perched on her flying broomstick, Sarah sings a lullaby into the night sky. Her dulcet tones melt onto the children, mesmerizing them into obedience:
Come Little Children
Sarah sings only one verse of the song, but its haunting melody has ensnared people near and far.
Who is the author of the song's lyrics?
Some claim it was written by Edgar Allen Poe; that is simply not true. To add to the confusion, more verses were tacked on to create a longer version of the song.
It's our good fortune that author D. Melhoff launched an inquiry into the matter. Leaving no stone unturned, Melhoff's research on the topic provides the most satisfactory answers.
The origin of the added verses remains shrouded in mystery. Perhaps that's how it should be when you're dealing with a song that leads to the supernatural.
You can read all the circuitous details found by D. Melhoff in the post entitled: Who Really Wrote the Poem "Come Little Children"?
Listen to its haunting song:
Delve Into Halloween
Students of The Radiance Technique® (TRT®) can enjoy spooky holidays too. While watching Hocus Pocus, you can apply TRT® hands-on in various positions, such as over the heart or abdomen, or on the adrenals.
It's easy to combine positions, such as one hand in the heart and the other in the abdomen. Any TRT® hands-on position is helpful when watching suspenseful or scary movie scenes.
Halloween is enjoyable for its fun-loving aspects as well as its historical background. You'll discover more in my post entitled Halloween – A Magical Night Beckons You.
See how the tradition of "souling" evolved into today's trick-or-treat and how Samhain celebrates the harvest.
Students of The Second Degree of TRT® can direct energy to the energies of Halloween and discover hidden meanings for themselves.
Be sure to take extra time for TRT® hands-on during the upcoming busy holiday season that officially launches on Halloween night. Incorporate hands-on into your activities for bonus stress reduction.
Enjoy your Halloween!