The Veil Between the Worlds is Thinnest at Halloween

The Dance of Death scene from Michal Waszynski’s 1937 Yiddish language film version of S. Ansky’s “The Dybbuk.” (Photo: N.Y. Jewish Film Festival)

Halloween has traditionally been the only holiday that the serious grown-ups hadn’t ruined yet. Not only the ubiquitous horror movies on TV and heightened weirdness in the music on the radio but in the encouragement allowing us to freak freely through the onset of the autumnal season.

From All Hallows Eve to Samhain and Dia de los Muertos, at the root of it all the veil…

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Just another mortal, tweaking my cognitive map on the fly.

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