I'm very excited today, because a book that I ordered should be waiting for me, in the mail, when I get home. To get a better understanding of my beloved holiday, I've been digging around on the internet, reading about the ancient traditions, from which Halloween was born. After reading various articles about the festival, Samhain, I became very intrigued by the over-all concept of the traditions that the Celts followed throughout the year.
I'm not going to even pretend to be an expert on the subject, but just from what I've read so far, their beliefs and traditions seem to be so... orgainic... if that makes sense. They lived off of the natural world and their festivals/celebrations and their calender reflected that.
It all just seems to make sense, the way that everything that they did followed the natural flow of Earth. Uncomplicated and pure. Reading about it relaxes my mind.
In anycase, I think that the knowledge that I'll gain from reading more about Samhain, will give me a deeper, more complete understanding and passion (if that's at all possible =) ) for Halloween =)