Monday, October 30, 2017

Celebrating Halloween

"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.

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