This poem entitled, "The Death of a Medium" is written by my friend Laura Maxwell and is based on the testimony of her mother who was training to become a Spiritualist Medium
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Perhaps the most common game children play at Halloween parties or Fall festivals is “Bobbing for Apples”. A large steel tub is filled with water and apples, which float to the surface. The child attempts with their hands behind their back, to grasp the apple with only their teeth. Prizes are offered to those who master this art, which is quite the arduous task and can be quite the soaking experience. Now-a-days once the child has retrieved an apple and a prize is awarded, the game is over and they go off to do something else. In times of old, it used to be a game for the unmarried seeking the love of their life. In that case, catching the apple was filled with superstition and rides on the edge of occult practice, since it was supposed to foretell who their future mate would be. This is but one of many apple superstitions mostly involving love and marriage. But are these ancient games and folklore practices, survivors of a much older pagan ceremony?
The apple is according to many pagan beliefs the fruit of the gods. It is the fruit sacred to the goddess and is associated with fertility. In Celtic tradition, the otherworldly land of the fairies was called the Isle of Apples and ruled by the goddess, Morgan le Fay. Since apples are part of the fall harvest, they are incorporated into the festival of Samhain and included in the Dumb Supper where a place setting is set for the deceased ancestor to dine.
If you cut an apple in half crosswise, you’ll find a five pointed star or pentagram which is said to originally have been a symbol of goddess and today a symbol for many of her followers. But what does any of this have to do with bobbing for apples?
Apple divination is used in pagan practice but it’s far beyond gripping an apple between one’s teeth. After the question is asked, the apple is cut open and its seeds are read in a form of divination. This is the act that is forbidden in God’s eyes. The knowledge that is being sought is not from God but otherworldly sources of pagan gods and spiritual entities/demonic spirits (see Deut.10) This is the crucial place where one crosses the road from fun, to forbidden. The child who merely tested his skill in bobbing for an apple never entertained the practice of divination. However, the teen (player) who seeks wisdom from within the apple, is delving into the art of divination and seeking from a source other than God.
So you can bob for apples… just don’t bob for information.
© By S.A. Tower, 2016
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