Little has been made of the fact that the UK is due to leave the European Union on the same night as Halloween. Whilst the timing appears coincidental, out of curiosity I decided to see if this renowned annual holiday could have any potential connection to the October 31st Brexit deadline.
The phenomenon of Halloween originated out of Samhain, which is regarded as an ancient Celtic festival. Dating back to what seems to be at least the 10th century, Celts apparently used to commemorate Samhain by lighting bonfires and dressing in costumes to guard against evil spirits. Samhain celebrations begin on October 31st and last through to what was the Celtic new year on November 1st, a time that signified the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. The belief was that the night of the 31st was a time of transition, when the dividing line between this world and the ‘otherworld‘ was at its narrowest, allowing for spirits to pass through.
An article written by Susa Morgan Black, a member of The Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids that describe themselves as ‘a worldwide group of over twenty thousand members dedicated to practising, teaching, and developing Druidry as a valuable and inspiring spirituality‘, expands on this.
Black informs us that the Celtic people were in ‘superstitious awe of times and places ‘in between”.
She writes that ‘holy sites were any border places – the shore between land and water (seas, lakes, and rivers), bridges, boundaries between territories (especially when marked by bodies of water), crossroads, thresholds, etc. Holy times were also border times – twilight and dawn marking the transitions of night and day‘.
The interesting part here is the Celtic connection, which has its roots set in Ireland. Ireland is one of the most contentious issues of Brexit, given how it is a member state of the EU that borders directly onto Northern Ireland which is part of the departing UK. Talk of a possible ‘hard border‘ down the Irish Sea in the event of Britain leaving the EU with no withdrawal agreement has been prevalent since the aftermath of the referendum of 2016.
Black goes on to share that because the line separating the dead from the living during Samhain was thin, it meant ‘animals and food supplies needed special protection during this time‘.
Along with the Irish border, a continual theme since the spring of 2018 has been how if the UK departs the EU with no deal, food supplies would be impacted and the livelihoods of farmers would be placed in jeopardy.
In 2000 a book written by John Gilroy – ‘Tlachtga: Celtic Fire Festival‘ – delved further into the story behind Samhain. An extract from the book is featured on newgrange.com, which includes the following passages:
The idea that Samhain is a juncture between the two halves of the year saw it acquiring the unique status of being suspended in time – it did not belong to the old year not the new. It could be said that time stood still on this night and the implications of this were immense. During this night the natural order of life was thrown into chaos and the earthly world of the living became hopelessly entangled with the world of the dead. But the world of the dead was itself a complicated place, peopled not only by the spirits of the departed, but also with a host of gods, fairies and other creatures of uncertain nature.
But it was not just time that was dislocated at Samhain. Just as the festival stands on the boundary between Summer and Winter, all other boundaries were in danger at this time. The boundaries between a mans land and his neighbours were a dangerous place to be on this night. Ghosts were to be found along these points and a style between adjacent land was a place of particular dread and best avoided. Bridges and crossroads were also likely places to encounter ghosts. Naturally enough, burial places were avoided on all nights but particularly on this night. Every sort of a ghost was to be seen here and the dead mingled freely with the living.
Because of the Irish border connection to Brexit, the picture John Gilroy paints of ‘boundaries‘ being a dangerous place at Halloween is an intriguing one. He speaks of Samhain as a night when ‘the natural order of life was thrown into chaos‘, which resonates because the coverage around a possible no deal exit is invariably wedded to the idea of chaos and disorder. Also strongly tied to the prospect of no deal has been the breakdown of the Good Friday Agreement and what globalists call ‘the rules based global order‘.
Since the House of Commons triggered Article 50, Brexit has been operating to a mandated deadline. Despite the original two year window being extended back in the spring to the current date of October 31st, the process remains set against the clock. Gilroy presents Samhain as being ‘a juncture between the two halves of the year‘, meaning for a period it is ‘suspended in time‘.
It could be said that time stood still on this night and the implications of this were immense.
For context, ‘Tlachtga’ as referenced in the title of Gilroy’s book is located near County Meath in Ireland where the ‘Hill of Tlachtga‘ can be found. According to the keeper of the hill, Joe Conlon, it represents where Samhain was marked over 3,000 years ago. Druids used to gather and seek blessings for the coming year ahead. Animals were sacrificed as part of the ceremony, in order to give thanks to the Gods for sustaining them during the winter months. The bones of the animals sacrificed were then used for the ‘Great Fire of Samhain‘.
Mythology states that as well as being a night for mischief, Samhain is also a time of renewal, of rebirth if you will. Passing from one moment in time to another. As I mentioned in my last article, several personnel changes within the EU are occurring on October 31st. Jean Claude Juncker is stepping down as President of the European Commission, a fact that he himself has labelled as a ‘coincidence‘. President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi is also departing on the 31st, to be replaced by former IMF managing director Christine Lagarde on November 1st. In the UK, speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow will also stand down on October 31st.
How much stock elites hold in specific dates or times of year is something that can only be speculated on. Perhaps there are elements of symbolism linking Brexit and Samhain, but nothing that could be countenanced as evidence.
What we do know for a fact is that 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the IMF and the 50th anniversary of the institution’s Special Drawing Rights basket of currencies. Former UN Under Secretary General Jose Antonio Ocampo has encouraged the IMF to consider these anniversaries as the ideal springboard to ‘transform the SDR into a true global currency that would strengthen the international monetary system‘.
As well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank, it is all change at the IMF this month with the new managing director Kristalina Georgieva beginning her role. In her first statement the former Chief Executive of the World Bank cautioned that ‘with warning signs now flashing, our preparedness could soon be tested‘ in regards to an economic downturn. Globalists have past form when it comes to forecasting an imminent possible downturn. The Bank for International Settlements warned in their 78th annual report released in June 2008 that a global economic crisis was about to hit. Less than three months later Lehman Brothers collapsed.
From the outset Brexit has largely been demonised by both the establishment and the media, but so far not to the point of its destruction. My contention since the latter part of 2016 has been that a ‘disorderly‘ Brexit – couched within the terms of far right ‘populism‘ and ‘nationalism‘ – would be used as both a trigger point and a scapegoat for a financial crisis, likely in conjunction with other geopolitical stress points. It has also been my belief that globalists want the UK to separate from the EU, but not in a manner that is conducive to the country succeeding outside the bloc. Hence why the threat of a no deal departure has been a consistent feature throughout negotiations, and why it has never definitively been ‘taken off the table‘.
I have published multiple articles explaining how the UK’s departure could be of benefit to global planners, a selection of which can be found here.
Either the night of Samhain will signify a major geopolitical shift with the UK dropping out of the EU, or it will mark the cross over of one Brexit deadline moving into another (likely January 31st 2020). Should it prove the latter, then do not be surprised if The Brexit Party assume the role of the ‘populists‘ incarnate in an upcoming general election before wending their way into coalition government with the Conservatives, ahead of a 2020 split with the EU.
As of writing there are just over four weeks remaining until Britain is supposed to leave the EU at 11pm UK time on October 31st. Brussels are one hour ahead of the UK, so if it happens it will do so there at midnight – the cross over point between Halloween and the Celtic New Year of November 1st.