Halloween Special (w/Brother Matthew Paul)
Updated: Nov 16, 2020
A special Trick and (several) Treats from Brother Matthew Paul... on the REAL DEAL of Halloween.
Drop all of your preconceptions before listening, cuz I bet this is not at all what you'd expect to hear. Especially coming from a “Religious Brother” of Catholicism.
From the history of trick or treating and dressing in costumes, to the merging of many holidays into a harvest filled bounty of celebration that many folks may know, Brother Matthew Paul talks druids, Wicca, Catholicism, and The Order of The Bards, Ovates, & Druids. He shares his own Dominican order’s reverent practice of honoring their families and ancestors, but especially their dead. Learn the truth about Samhain, Neopaganism, Purgatory, All Souls’, Guy Fawkes - from Saints to Satan, Brother Matthew Paul leaves no caldron untipped (or pumpkin uncarved) in this fantastic expose of a really wonderful holiday!
As always, friends, things are precisely what you make of them.
Trick Or Treat: A History of Halloween, By Lisa Morton · 2013
The Provenance Press Guide to the Wiccan Year: A Year Round Guide to Spells, Rituals, and Holiday Celebrations, By Judy Ann Nock · 2007
Llewellyn's Little Book of Halloween, By Mickie Mueller · 2018
Memento Mori: Prayers on the Last Things, By Theresa Noble · 2019