"The farther we've gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we've come to need Halloween." ~Paula Guran
My front porch, Halloween 2017 / Cindy La Ferle
Happy Halloween! To help get you in the mood this week, I'm sharing a link to an essay I wrote for Read the Spirit.* My piece touches on the ancient Celtic roots and traditions of Halloween, and is the magazine's cover story this week.
My essay aside, you're in for a treat when you visit Read the Spirit. As founder and editor David Crumm explains it, the magazine and publishing company are built on a "network of writers connecting readers with the most important voices in religion, spiritual, interfaith and cross-cultural issues." Whether you're interested in exploring books and films with a spiritual focus or learning something new about a different religion, you'll find it all on Read the Spirit.
A longtime colleague and friend of mine, David has won numerous awards for his journalism and is known nationwide to professionals who cover the impact of religion and cross-cultural issues on our world today. Detroit-area readers will remember David's outstanding work as the religion editor and columnist for the Detroit Free Press.
Happy reading and happy haunting to all! ~CL
*Parts of the essay posted on Read the Spirit were excerpted from another piece in my book, Writing Home.