All Episodes

October 28, 2020 60 min
In this episode we explore the history and origins of Halloween, its rituals and customs such as carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating & fancy dress. We examine how it developed from a pagan event (Samhain) with Celtic spiritual tradition to the multi-billion dollar commercial juggernaut it represents today. We examine the psychology of fear behind Halloween and why so many people enjoy being frightened. Also, what are the reasons for people to act so out of character on Halloween. We delve into the deeper and often darker concepts behind the mask. How does it lead the loss of the self? We analyze the true image of our persona with its multiple identities by uncovering the blurred boundaries between life and death. Finally we consider the most disturbing aspects of the mask, a process called deindividuation. By donning masks & costumes, are we staring into an abyss of deviancy? What lies beneath a mask, a more sinister persona? Or a first step to stripping society of it’s individuality.
Share
Mark as Played

Chat About Good Morning Canada

Advertise With Us

Popular Podcasts

Crime Junkie
Dateline NBC

Dateline NBC

Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

    Connect

    © 2021 iHeartMedia, Inc.