Wishful Thinking in the Month of October

I said to myself, as I opened my blog folder to write this entry, “Well, at least October is over!” Except it isn’t. It’s only a third over. October is not my favorite month by far. Wishful thinking, sigh.

I know that this is a terrible time for many people, much worse than it is for me. Not that Halloween isn’t bad, but it doesn’t hold a candle, so to speak, to Beltane. My heart goes out when I hear that some of you spent many days in preparation for Halloween and the dread and the tortures increased every day.

I note that I list 10/13 as Backward Halloween on the calendar. I also dimly remember that I once listed it as Backward Halloween/Satanic New Year, but I cannot find the reference. The Satanic New Year is currently listed as being on January 13, which doesn’t mean anything to me. If anybody knows anything about the significance of this date, can you let me know?

10/13 to 10/31 would make sense as the period of preparation for Halloween, simply because of the numbers. This might account for the long preparation time that some of us have had to suffered through. If some cults moved the celebration of the New Year back to 10/13, it would make even more sense.

When I say, “moved back,” I’m referring to the fact that cults from the United Kingdom mark the start of the year on Halloween, as did the Celts. The idea was that life begins in darkness. Seeds start off covered by soil, human babies spend nine months in the womb. Other mammals spend from a couple of days to almost two years in the womb. Since the cults in the United Kingdom stole the major holidays from the Celts, Halloween is the New Year.

By the way, there is a Backwards Halloween! Called Neewollah (That’s Halloween spelled backward.) It started in 1919 in Independence, Kansas, as an alternative to trick and treating and is now a nine-day festival. If you don’t believe me, see https://www.neewollah.com/p/about/100-years-of-neewollah


I wish for all of us that October was over. I wish everybody in the cults would wake up and realize that it’s lots more rewarding to be kind to people that to be a sadistic bastard. I wish that all children could grow up in safety, surrounded by love.

That’s pretty ambitious wishing! I think I’ll scale it back and simply wish…

That we all get through October in one piece, so to speak. That we all recognize what a miracle it is that we yearned for freedom and that most of us have gained freedom. The others haven’t given up; they are still trying to escape. I wish that they could see how courageous they are and hold their heads high.

I wish that we all could remember, every single day, that they didn’t destroy our essence, our soul, our love of truth, and our love of life. We forget this in the middle of flashbacks, when we are totally overwhelmed, or when they have caught us and are once again torturing us. But it is true, we hide what is most precious deep inside where they can never reach it.

We are all amazing heroes.


Upcoming Holidays

10/12 Columbus Day
10/13 Backward Halloween
10/31 Full moon (Blue Moon)
10/31 Halloween/start of Celtic New Year/start of the dark half of the year
11/1 All Saints’ Day
11/2 All Souls’ Day
11/11 Veterans’ Day (?)
11/13 Friday the thirteenth
11/14 New moon
11/26 Thanksgiving Day (United States)
11/30 St Andrew’s Day
9/29 Michaelmas/Feast of Archangel Michael and of all Angels
Sundays of advent: 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
12/4 New Moon
12/4 Total Solar Eclipse
12/14 New moon
12/14 Total solar eclipse. Totality visible in Chile and parts of Argentina. Partial eclipse visible in southern South America and south-east Africa. See https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2020-december-14
12/18 Full Moon
12/21 Winter solstice/Yule/St. Thomas’ Day
12/24 Christmas Eve
12/5 Christmas Day
12/29 Full moon
12/31 New Year’s Eve

Dates Important to Nazi and Neo-Nazi groups
10/19 Death of Goering
10/12 Hitler’s alternate half-birthday (Note: Hitler was born on Easter, so Nazis celebrate his actual half-birthday, 10/20, and his alternate half-birthdate six months after Easter, which fell on 4/12 this year.)
10/20 Hitler’s half-birthday
(NOTE: Not all groups meet on Jewish holidays. Some groups also mark Candlemas, Beltane, Lammas, Halloween, the solstices and the equinoxes.)


* You can find more information on the following holidays at: 

Halloween {personal) https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/halloween/
Halloween (background) https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/samhainhalloween/
Thanksgiving https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/thanksgiving/
Yule/Winter Solstice https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/yulewinter-solstice/ 
Candlemas https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/candlemas/
Valentine’s Day https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/valentines-day/
Spring Equinox https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/the-spring-equinox/
Easter: (personal) For background, see Spring Equinox https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/easter-blues/
Walpurgisnacht/May Eve: https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/walpurgisnacht/
Beltane: https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/beltane/
Mothers’ Day: https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/mothers-day/
Fathers’ Day: https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2020/06/20/ritual-abuse-and-fathers-day/
Summer Solstice (corrected text) https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/well-this-is-embarrassing/
Lammas https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/category/lamas/
and https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/august-ritual-dates/
Feast of the Beast/Bride of Satan: Part 1 https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-feast-of-the-beast/
Feast of the Beast/Bride of Satan: Part 2 https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/feast-of-the-beast-part-ii/
Fall Equinox https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/the-fall-equinox/

2 thoughts on “Wishful Thinking in the Month of October

  1. Hi, thank you for this poste. I have always thooght that october is the darkest month of the year. Well it is not the darkest months if you think ot the suns movent etc but i feels very dark. I always waits for the end of it. But for me the Halloween in not itself a big problem, it is so to say the period before it- and that means the whole of october. When the first of november arrive it feel s like a relief – that october finally is over….


    1. A big celebration on November 1! and maybe a little giving of thanks each day in October, that one more day has passed, one day closer to November. I wonder what they did to you, or told you, to make so many days in a row so difficult.


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