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Starlight Review

Book Review

Author: Silver RavenWolf
Published: Llewellyn Publications, 1999
pp: 240
Reviewed by: Moon SpiritWolf

RavenWolf is right on target with her latest title "Halloween". Aboard "Silver Flight 2000", you'll learn about the history behind the holiday. Myths, superstitions, symbols, and past customs give you an idea of where the traditions now in practice came from and how they developed.

RavenWolf traces Halloween history from Paleopagans, Druids, and Celts to the influence of Ancient Rome and the growth of Christianity right down to early American Halloween. She also presents the origins of customs and superstitions in an understandable way.

For those of you who like to do a little cooking, especially around the holidays, this book has some great ideas to get you started. From "Candied Love Apples" to "Sugar Snakes in Graveyard Dust" you're sure to find something you'll enjoy.

Let us not forget that Samhain is a time to honor the dead. RavenWolf has rituals, prayer, and info on honoring those who have passed on from ancestral altars to the Dumb Supper.

This book is filled with magick and folklore and is a must for Halloween lovers and those who are simply looking for information on the autumn holiday.