Candle Chant

My family lost someone today from suicide. When a soul is leaving the earth and the process of Bardo begins, do your best to be strong and not to cry. For that the soul of the lost one will be confused. Bless their soul by lighting a candle to help guide them to the after life. There are 6 worlds of reincarnation. If he ends up in the animal world, may he become a lion and have the world hear his roar. If back into the human realm, May he find the love that keeps him going. Which ever realm he ends up in, May he find liberation and ascend into the Absolute. We love you Paolo. 📿🙏📿
If anyone has thoughts of suicide, seek help. Suicide is not the answer. The world cares for you, the universe loves you.

On this date in 1960

The Twilight Zone aired the episode “The Howling Man”

Synopsis: Seeking refuge from a storm, a traveler comes upon a bizarre abbey of monks, who have imprisoned a man who begs for his help. When he confronts the head monk, he is told that the man is the Devil, and he must decide whom to believe.

ELLINGTON:
You haven’t put an end to-to suffering.
There’s still murders, robberies. Even now
while we’re talking, people are starving.
JEROME:
The suffering man was meant to endure. We
cause most of our own grief. We need no
help from him. It is the unnatural
catastrophe, the great wars, the
overwhelming pestilences, the wholesale
sinning that we have stopped.

Find a way to watch it. It’s on Hulu. To me this episode says a lot, I put my self in Monk Jerome’s shoes; trying to awaken the masses. If you don’t watch it, what do you think Mr. Ellington did?

The Halloween Tree is Eternal

What happens to the kids that saved Pip in The Halloween Tree? What happens when they grow up? Let’s not forget how they owe a year at the end of their lives to Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud. When they’re all grown up, do they carry on tradition? If they’re all moved away from each other, do they stay in touch? Do they celebrate Halloween as adults? In my opinion, the answer is a profound yes.

Maybe one of the friends settled down with Jenny? God I hope there’s no feuds. See what I think about? Lol! If you base these questions off of the book, there’s a total of 9 friends. I personally like the movie version (total of five kids). I remember watching it as a kid and recalling a lot of it growing up. Now as an adult, I still remember a lot of it, and here I am thinking of these questions. Why? Because I feel I am in their place. You damn right I celebrate Halloween as an adult. And I don’t mean dressing up in a cheap costume and going to a house party and all that. That’s not what the characters of The Halloween Tree would do.

The history and life lessons those kids learned at that young age will have them looking at the holiday as a day they witnessed the power behind Samhain, and all the supernatural forces we don’t see with the naked eye. They will never forget what happened on that night they saved their friend Pipkin. This is how they observe Halloween for the rest of their lives; they go out at night to celebrate LIFE. The origins of Halloween and its association with death, is a lesson to teach you not to fear it. Once you overcome that fear, death no longer controls you. Perhaps Moundshroud will see that on the last year of their lives and give them a pass as “you have learned and served well children.”

The let children of today and generations forward know about the true history of Halloween. Have them recognize it as Samhain if they wanna get down to the true roots of it all. For that the roots of the Halloween Tree are strong and deep. Uneducated adults look at the holiday as an excuse to party and dress skimpy. That’s not the essence at all. The portal to the other realms open on Halloween, don’t look like a treat to the beings of that realm… you will not like it. You need to trick them before they trick you… have fun tonight y’all. Stay safe.

Roots run deep…

Silent Hill

No ghost stories this year. Why? Cuz 2020 IS A GHOST STORY

Silent Hill is an alternate reality made from human thoughts, emotion and psyche. It just so happens that it’s all based on the negative aspect of those categories. Being a practitioner of Buddhism, I have made the connection that is shared in many eastern beliefs of suffering and realms of suffering. We, right now are in Samsara. However, there are realms where terrifying creatures live that have vast appetites but mouths the size of needles… sounds like Pyramid Head to me…

Pyramid Head is the reflection of the main character’s guilt and punishment in Silent Hill 2…

That’s why I made the connection that since the creators of Silent Hill are Japanese and their belief system is based off of Buddhism and Shinto, as well as other eastern beliefs, that Silent Hill is a reflections of those views. A realm where there’s endless suffering and scary-absurd disgusting creatures live, sure sounds like the many realms of suffering and limbo. With that being said, if the realm where Silent Hill really does exist, quit contributing to that realm. Live a honest and meaningful life with no regret and guilt. Now from my connections of Buddhism I happen to find these videos very interesting:

I agree.

As scary as the monsters are in that realm, they are reflections of our own mind. Besides all the terror that is found in the human mind; lies sadness and loneliness, which I feel can be just as terrifying as monsters…

Practice your mantras and cleanse yourself! 🙏

Links to previous ghost stories: https://privaterunners.com/2016/10/19/ghost-story-time/ | https://privaterunners.com/2017/09/29/haunted-trap-house/ | https://privaterunners.com/2018/10/12/a-story-of-a-kapre/ | https://privaterunners.com/2018/10/16/a-story-about-an-aswang/ | https://privaterunners.com/2019/10/04/scent-of-a-ghost/ | https://privaterunners.com/2019/10/05/scent-of-a-ghost-pt-2/