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HAPPY HALLOWEEN ~ Traditions

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halloweenghost.jpgOne of the superstitions regarding Halloween is that it's believed that the veil between the spirit world and that of mere mortals is so thin ~ that ghosts and spirits can walk among us and on this evening we can actually see them.  For this reason, many people leave food outside their houses in the hopes that it will please the spirits of their loved ones who have passed on ~ this may be one of the theories behind Halloween treats.
    
Some traditions also say that we should bury apples in the garden to nourish the souls of any loved ones who have passed over within the last year.
    
One of the favorites I've heard is to stand in front of a mirror anytime after sunset and make a secret wish.  While staring into the mirror, actually try to 'see' the fulfillment of your wish as you silently whisper what it is to the spirits around you. Your wish should come true in some fashion before this same time next year.  

Thumbnail image for apple.jpgFinally ~ eat an apple ~  legends has it that eating an apple after midnight on All Hallow's Eve will bring  bushels of fortune and good luck in the year to come.   
    


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Mary Chamberlain, LAc.

I started out in New York City as an actress. Eventually I went behind the camera as a television producer and traveled the world producing commercials and staging large events like Avon’s 100th Birthday. Through my travels I developed a love for all things Asian especially the art and science of Feng Shui. When I worked for NBC on the Olympics in Seoul, Korea I decided then that I would study Acupuncture. I went back to school to earn my Masters in Oriental Medicine and become a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. From Oriental Medicine to Feng Shui there is so much ancient wisdom to share - where better than in the city of the Healing Springs.


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