When it comes to the ancient roots of Halloween, masks and costumes were worn to ward off evil spirits on the night of Samhain. People believed that during the transition of October to November, the walls between the physical world and the spirit world open, allowing the beings from the other realm to enter, bringing with them all the spirits that can cause chaos, mayhem and mischief.
In India, people wear masks behind their heads when going into the forest. The Bengal Tiger sneaks up on its prey. By the time the prey realizes it’s there, it’s too late. The people of India believe that if you wear a mask on the back of your head, it portrays a face looking back at them when they’re trying to sneak up and prowl on you. The logic is if the tiger sees a face staring back, they will keep their distance because they are exposed from being sneaky.
The k’zokus have their hockey masks on the back of their seats for easy access. It’s an easy way to grab it to put it on. In a sense, it is used to ward off the law because it hides their identity.
Sometimes a mask is used to show that it’s not about the face of the individual. They are the medium of life. The existence of life, is the art form. They wanna show you what they do with life in their hands, controlled by creativity. Therefore the mask is to ward off the ignorant.✌️🙏
Monsters and ghosts? Your own mind and desires. It can be heard here:
The struggle between spiritual/religious beliefs and sexuality is real. Ever fought off your own desires to the point where it drove you insane? It doesn’t have to be sexual desires you fought off, but sexual desire is a strong force. Fighting it will make you scream to the heavens and recite spiritual/religious chants… And giving in is like giving in to Satan himself/herself…
As Keanu Reeves character on Constantine once said “Angels and Demons can’t cross over into our plane. So, instead we get what I call half-breeds. The influence peddlers. They can only whisper in our ears. A single word can give you courage, or turn your favorite pleasure into your worst nightmare.”
Without our own personal internal laws, rites, as well as spiritual connections, we are impulsive beings. Impulse purchasing, impulse killing, etc. Without those laws, most of us will turn into devil’s… People will eat people. Meditate on that.