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Halloween History


The history of witchcraft in Europe begins with both folk beliefs and with religious and classical texts. What is a witch and how did the executions of supposed witches begin? The number executed on charges of witchcraft is not certain and subject to considerable controversy. Estimates have ranged from about 10,000 to nine million. Most historians accept a figure in the range from 40,000 to 100,000 based on public records; there were perhaps two to three times that many individuals accused formally of or tried for witchcraft. About 12,000 executions have been identified in existing records. We’ll examine the history of witchcraft and the hysteria that it bred.

Halloween’s origins date back over 2000 years ago to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain to celebrate the end of harvest and the beginning of the cold of winter. Find out about matchmaking, superstitions of mirrors, black cats, and dressing in costumes. All Hallowed Eve is here to haunt.

The next best thing to an ocean, lake, or river view is a pool in the back yard offering a bucolic vista with the sensibility of nature. A swimming pool has the ability to anchor a landscape. Learning to swim is a necessary life skill and the exercise of swimming is one of the best full body workouts. Much research has been done on the calming effects that being around water has on humans. Stress levels are lowered by designs with both green and blue spaces: the green being plants and trees and the blue are water features.

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