Halloween: Harmless Fun or Risky Business?

Halloween: Harmless Fun or Risky Business?

by Diana Wallis Taylor

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Halloween: Harmless Fun or Risky Business? by Diana Wallis Taylor

Most people consider Halloween to be a harmless occasion for children to wear costumes and collect candy. But there is more behind the holiday—both historical and spiritual—that you may want to consider before deciding how and if your children should participate.
In this book, you will learn about many traditions and superstitions associated with Halloween, including:

  • Trick-or-treating and jack-o’-lanterns
  • Black cats and owls
  • Fortune-tellers and psychics
  • Wicca and witches
  • Ghouls and zombies
Join Diana Wallis Taylor in exploring the origins of Halloween customs and whether participating in the holiday is harmless fun or risky business.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629111650
Publisher: Whitaker House
Publication date: 07/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 339 KB

About the Author

Diana Wallis Taylor was first published at age twelve, when she sold a poem to a church newsletter. Today, she has an extensive portfolio of published works, including twelve books; an Easter cantata, Glorious, written with a musical collaborator; and contributions to various magazines and compilations.
Her works of biblical fiction include: Lydia Woman of Philippi; Mary, Chosen of God; Journey to the Well, the story of the woman of Samaria; Martha; Mary Magdalene; Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate; and Ruth, Mother of Kings. Diana also wrote a book on Halloween, Harmless Fun or Risky Business.
Diana lives in San Diego with her husband, Frank. They have six grown children and ten grandchildren. Readers can learn more by visiting her website, www.dianawallistaylor.com.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Introduction 15

1 The History of Halloween 19

2 Modern-day Druids 27

3 The Day of the Dead 31

4 Ghouls and Zombies 37

5 Trick or Treat 41

6 Black Cat Bone 49

7 Owls 53

8 Apple Bobbing 57

9 Jack-o'-lanterns and the Legend of "Irish Jack" 61

10 Ghosts 65

11 Psychics and Fortune-tellers 73

12 Witches 81

13 Closing the Door on Satan 91

About the Author 96

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Halloween: Harmless Fun or Risky Business? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It truly is risky business. Reading this little book will answer many questions why. Celebrating a pagan day of worship isn’t exactly what we should be teaching our children. And no, this isn’t just an ancient holiday. It is relevant, because it is happening right now today. Witches, demons and Satan are not make believe, but our children are being conditioned to accept them as harmless. Yes, Halloween is risky business. Now more than ever. Submitted by sunny island breezes