"Lose yourself. Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you. Then you will see your own light, as radiant as the full moon." -Rumi This Sunday the 13th is our one October full moon, the Harvest Moon. Witches believe that when the moon is full, … Continue reading Full Moon Alert!
Have you seen a wreath like this?? On the fateful night of October 6th, a wreath similar to the one above was stolen off of the basement-level exterior door of a woman's apartment in Boston's South End. Now the search is on for a thief … Continue reading Never Come Between a Woman and Her Wreath
I recently stumbled down an Internet rabbit hole of Halloween "folk art" paintings. Previously turning my nose up at the more "primitive" styles of art like these, I'm now able to appreciate their unique ability to capture the childlike wonder and dark charms of the … Continue reading Folklore
Mark Gatiss, British writer for and actor on the Sherlock series (he played Mycroft), hosted a BBC4 special in 2010 on the history of horror films, and now you can watch it on YouTube for free. Highly recommended if you're looking for something seasonal yet … Continue reading Horror Flick History Lesson
The Tarot deck is a symbolic alphabet. Many of the cards that might elicit a horrified gasp are counterintuitively positive, and some of the more benign-looking cards can actually signify great misfortune. Below I will discuss three misunderstood scary-looking Tarot cards and three you should … Continue reading Tarotology
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HAPPY OCTOBER 1st!!! It's prime time now. Halloween has taken over. For the next 31 days, you'll notice it wherever you go: the candy aisle towers with bags of Snickers and Twix, pumpkins start hanging out on doorsteps, plastic skeletons swing from trees, porch lights … Continue reading Turn the Calendar Page!
The updated rankings for America's Favorite Halloween Candy were just released. The list is based on over a decade's worth of research on fall candy retail sales. And the winner is... ... ... ...Skittles? Really? Last time I checked, Skittles don't even contain chocolate. From … Continue reading C’Mon, People
As you likely know, Monday was the first official day of the fall season, even though we've all been celebrating autumn for at least a month already. So welcome to our squares of the calendar, everyone! One thing y'all might recall about me is that … Continue reading La Bougie Noire