1 (4 oz.) package cream cheese, softened 8 ounces soft , mild goat cheese at room temperature 1/4 cup pesto 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 8 pitted olives sliced 32 peppercorns 32 triangular blue corn chips or free-form wing shapes made from leftover tortillas from Ghost Chips
Mash together cream cheese, goat cheese and pesto. Chill for 40 minutes.Shape mixture into 16 2-inch balls, about 1 heaping tsp. each. Roll in black pepper and poppy seeds to cover. Press two olive slices into balls for eyes and place peppercorns in centers for pupils.Insert chip on either side of ball for wings; serve.
The Ghost face costume is the outfit worn by the main antagonists of the Scream franchise, consisting of a rubber white mask with black eyes, nose and mouth and a black, cloth-like material, hooded-robe with faux-tatters draping from the arms and a spiked-trim to the base of the outfit.
Pumpkins with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles are a sure sign of the Halloween season. Jack-o-lantern were also made at Halloween time during the 19th century.
The practice of decorating jack-o-lanterns originated in Ireland, where large turnips and potatoes served as early canvasses. In fact, the name, jack-o’-lantern, comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack. Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America, home of the pumpkin, and it became an integral part of Halloween festivities.
In the time of Halloween, we hear and talk about monsters, ghosts, vampires and witches. It’s a fun time for kids as they go about trick or treating, they don’t see the relevance of the celebration. Or the energy associated with the time.
The Dark Halloween Originated
Since Halloween itself originated in paganism, it is not surprising that its customs are related to pagan belief. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica. It’s interesting that Halloween is a Celtic festival and was celebrated since the 5th century in Celtic origin countries. In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic Festival of Samhain was observed on October 31, at the end of summer . The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day. Then the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance. With ghosts, witches, goblins, black cats, fairies and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about. It was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature.
DARK SIDE OF HALLOWEEN
The dark lords of the Universe use this time of Halloween to invoke the darkness in the hearts of men who are susceptible to that influence. This time is used for all the dark rituals I have outlined in a bid to harness the strongest dark forces available. I am sure for those of us that follow a lightpath have experienced an odd calmness on the day after Halloween.