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Thread #133236   Message #3021835
Posted By: GUEST,Eliza
02-Nov-10 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: Trick or Treat. the revenge.
Subject: RE: BS: Trick or Treat. the revenge.
How fascinating that all these things have such ancient origins! Thank you Bobad. All the more reason I feel to encourage their continuance, even in our modern society. We perhaps have an inborn 'memory' of these traditions, it would be a shame if they died out entirely. For instance, having a bonfire in the night and congregating round it always feels instinctive to me, a primitive response. And wearing fancy dress or a mask makes a person really become 'someone else' and not just on the surface. I wonder if our modern 'civilised' ways are only a thin veneer over our more primitive selves?