Saturday, 31 October 2015

Happy Samhain. Reclaiming our past is the first step to reclaiming our future

Today is the first day of Samhain - the two day period which marks the end of summer and the beginning of winter.  The festival of Samhain has been commercialised, with the traditional wearing of natural skins replaced by the wearing of expensive costumes.  The spirit of reflection and reverence for those who came before us, has been replaced with hedonism - in children the pursuit of sweets (trick or treat), in adults drunken revelry in parties for overgrown children.  But in spite of the shifts of focus, the centrality of the spiritual aspect remains the same.

Samhain (or to use the Semitised name, Halloween), marks the point in the year when the veil between the physical and spiritual realms is at its thinnest.  It is a time to remember those who have gone before us in our own lifetimes, and to ponder our place as links in a fragile chain joining the past, present and future.  Our Celtic ancestors (England is at its core Celtic, with every native Englishman and woman having Celtic ancestry, no matter how diluted by the later addition of Germanic genes), understood the spiritual basis of reality, and used festivals to keep that understanding alive.  SWPE keeps this tradition alive, with our proclamation of loyalty to our pre-Semitic culture, rejecting the church and its toadying to usurious alien ways.

This Samhain, we send greetings to our Heathen members and supporters, emphasising our commonality, regardless of whether we are closer to the Celtic ways, the Norse or the Anglo-Saxon.  Socialism is by means of being an expression of the will of the people, an expression of the spiritual essence which sets us apart from the globalisers with their middle eastern propaganda which they take for 'religion', even if like many liberal atheists they do not know it!

Happy Samhain.  Reclaiming our past is the first step to reclaiming our future.  Celebrating that which is truly ours, rather than some Semitic piffle, as taught in churches, mosques and synagogues, is an important part of that vital first step.

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