Now the winter months are advancing and we enter the pre-Halloween countdown this is the time when our collective subconscious turns to the darker forces of our imagination. October naturally evolves into a festival of the macabre, as witches' brooms, pumpkins, fangs, bats, candles and skeletons fill the streets and the stores. Although this is good, clean escapist fun it also however has a more sincere, celebratory meaning.
So when we celebrate Halloween or any other manifestation of 'dark' culture we are actually engaging in centuries' old patterns of resistance; resistance to mainstream culture, materialism, greed, environmental damage, and all forms of oppression. With this is mind, isn't there more we can do with that legacy? What are we doing to harness this culture, to weaponise it in the here & now?