Why do people like Halloween so much? It allows them to confront their fears in a pleasant way. Whatever costume they put on, and whatever acts they perform, will not harm them or anybody else. Halloween has even degenerated so much that, at least here in the USA, it has become more like a carnival, a dress-up party.
Where does Halloween come from? It has its origin in the Samhain ‘holy day’ of the Celtic societies in Europe. Samhain ran from October 31st to November 2nd. It was not so much a remembrance of the dead, but it was a time of the year when the veil between this physical world and the spiritual world was very thin, especially at night. Beings of all sorts from the lower spiritual dimensions, or the netherworld, could easily slip into our world and scare the hell out of us.
In our ‘modern’ world we have been taught not to believe in the existence of spirits or netherworld beings. That does not make them go away. They have always been around, and people still see them or have encounters with strange beings.
So, today I want to show you a Halloween Reality of which you really should be afraid, but in a form that you still can handle: a clip from the movie The Time Machine (2002), based on the novel with the same name from the famous H. G. Wells. The book was first published in 1895. When the Time Traveler arrives in a distant future, he encounters two races of humans. The Overworlders, or Eloi, are the ones living above ground, and had become frail and childlike. The Undergrounders, or Morlocks, also had degenerated as they adapted to their underground habitat. Although the writer doesn’t state it openly he does imply that the Morlocks use the Eloi as food, as there are no animals in this future world. Living underground the Morlocks must surface at night to catch an Eloi or two in order to survive. Hence the big fear of the Eloi for the night and the Morlocks.
I sometimes wonder if H. G. Wells knew about some ‘secrets’, like the other science fiction writer, George Orwell. The description of two races of beings, one above ground and one below ground is strangely similar to our present situation. David Paulides has written about seven books packed with numerous very strange disappearances of people. At the other side we hear stories about aliens, that is, other terrestrial beings who live underground, and who abduct humans for various purposes. It is said that the Greys use body parts, and the Reptilians eat humans. A lot of people would not be able to consider this because it bereaves us of the idea that we, humans are the top of the food chain. It also brings up the reality of us, being food for other beings.
So, being Halloween, it is a good time to confront this awful fear, and watch the following clip from the 2002 The Time Traveler, and consider this as our present. The movie is of course an adaption, and thus different, from the book, but is done very well: