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Over the last few decades, Halloween has grown from a night centered around children trick or treating, to a multi-billion dollar industry. Costumes, décor, parties, haunted house events – all have made the Halloween season the unofficial kickoff to the end-of-year holidays. But like most traditions, its original meaning has been lost throughout the years.
This week on One Cell One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy hosts a discussion on the origins of Halloween with Screenwriter, Eric Ernst. Today’s Halloween customs are thought to have been influenced by folk customs and beliefs from the Celtic-speaking countries, some of which have pagan roots, and others that may be rooted in Celtic Christianity.
Samhain was the first and most important of the four quarter-days in the medieval Gaelic calendar and was celebrated in Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man on or about October 31 and kindred festivals were held at the same time of year by the Brittonic Celts.
Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or the ‘darker half’ of the year. It was seen as a liminal time, when the spirits or fairies (the Aos Sí) could more easily come into our world and were particularly active. At Samhain, it was believed that the Aos Sí needed to be propitiated to ensure that the people and their livestock survived the winter. Offerings of food and drink were left for the Aos Sí and the souls of the dead were also said to revisit their homes. Places were set at the dinner table or by the fire to welcome them. In 19th century Ireland, candles would be lit and prayers formally offered for the souls of the dead. After this the eating, drinking, and games would begin. The household festivities included rituals and games intended to divine one’s future, especially regarding death and marriage.
Today’s Halloween customs are also influenced by Christian dogma and practices derived from it. Halloween falls on the evening before the Christian holy day of All Hallows’ Day, thus giving the holiday the full name of All Hallows’ Eve. But it was not until the mass Irish and Scottish immigration during the 19th century that it was brought to North America. Confined to the immigrant communities during the mid-19th century, it was gradually assimilated into mainstream society and by the first decade of the 20th century it was being celebrated coast to coast by people of all social, racial and religious backgrounds.
As for the many traditions of Halloween, in Ireland and Scotland, the turnip has traditionally been carved during Halloween, but immigrants to North America used the native pumpkin, which is both much softer and much larger – making it easier to carve than a turnip. In Scotland and Ireland, guising – children disguised in costume going from door to door for food or coins – is a traditional Halloween custom, and is recorded in Scotland at Halloween in 1895 where masqueraders in disguise carrying lanterns made out of scooped out turnips, visit homes to be rewarded with cakes, fruit and money.
Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. In Hallowed Be Thy Name, a religious perspective to the wearing of costumes is offered:”By dressing up in costumes and portraying frightening creatures, who at one time caused us to fear and tremble, we. . . are poking fun at the serpent whose head has been crushed by our Savior.” Furthermore, in the Christian tradition, “images of skeletons, ghosts, graveyard scenes, nighttime creatures such as bats are traditional decorations. Over time, in the United States the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities, and generic archetypes such as ninjas and princesses.
Join Dr. Hildy and Eric Ernst, as they discuss the History of Halloween on One Cell One Light Radio!
Halloween’s Celtic Roots – Archaeology Magazine
http://archive.archaeology.org/online/interviews/butler.html – Exploring how the past and present mix in the night of costumes and jack o’ lanterns.
~Donnie Yen: From Monkey Kung Fu to Frozen in Time ~
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Monkey Kung Fu
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“I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me.”
Though he is perhaps most famous to western audiences as Chirrut Îmwe, a Rebel spy in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Donnie Yen has had a long and prosperous career in cinema, spanning more than three decades. This week on One Cell, One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy and guest Veronica Hendricks will discuss Yen’s career, his use of varied martial arts styles, and what lies in Yen’s future.
Born in Guangzhou, China in 1963, Donnie Yen is the son of a kung fu master and a newspaper editor. When he was eleven, his family moved to Boston. Here he learned a great love of music as well as learning martial arts from his mother, a pioneer for Chinese martial arts in America. In time, he became a serious practitioner of modern Wu Shu, and his parents decided to send him to Beijing to train at the Chinese capital’s famed Wu Shu academy. It was when Yen returned to Hong Kong en route back to Boston that he met the famed martial arts movie director Yuen Woo-ping.
Donnie Yen exploded onto the Hong Kong movie scene when he was cast in the lead role of director Yuen Woo-ping’s Drunken Tai Chi. His debut film immediately established him as a viable leading man, and Yen has remained a major figure in Chinese action cinema to this day.
Yen’s career blossomed, including roles in over 70 movies and tv shows, including 1993’s Iron Monkey, Yimou Zhang’s 2002 masterpiece Hero, and the Ip Man series, of which a 4th movie is filming right now. He has also been in many American movies, such as the aforementioned Rogue One, Blade II, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, and a live-action remake of Disney’s Mulan, scheduled for release in 2020, which will also star Jet Li.
Join Dr. Hildy and her guest, Film Producer Veronica Hendricks, as they discuss Donnie Yen on One Cell One Light Radio!
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CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME – Takeshi Kaneshiro
This week on One Cell One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy and Film Producer, Veronica Hendricks, celebrate Cherry Blossom season in Japan, the time of year when the the sakura and other trees blossom breathtakingly.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – 1:00-3:00PM PDT
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As spring approaches, the entire nation turns a shade of pink. Months before they arrive, retailers switch into sakura mode – supermarkets filled with plastic cherry blossom flowers and cherry blossom-flavored foods and beverages. The beautiful trees are a common subject of artists and painters, and are a source of great pride for the island nation.
When the blooms arrive (as confirmed by teams of meticulous cherry blossom officials), it is time to indulge in one of the nation’s all-time favourite pastimes – hanami, which literally translates as “looking as flowers” and refers to flower appreciation picnics under the blooms.
But the cherry blossoms aren’t all Japan is prideful about. There are also the moves of Takeshi Kaneshiro, one of Japan’s most popular actors. Despite being effortlessly good-looking, he chooses to strike a sometimes uneasy balance between the commercially pleasing and the quirky in his choice of film roles. Takeshi, sometimes called the Japanese Johnny Depp, has appeared in more than 50 films, though American audiences would know him best from his role as “Jin” in director Yimou Zhang’s (Hero, Raise the Red Lantern) 2004 film House of Flying Daggers. Kaneshiro is also an accomplished singer, having released 9 albums in Japan in both Mandarin and Cantonese.
Join Dr. Hildy and Veronica this week as they discusses Japan’s culture and beauty on One Cell One Light Radio!
The son of a Japanese businessman and a Taiwanese homemaker, he has two elder brothers; one is his senior by seven years, the other just by one. After graduating from Taipei Japanese Junior High School, he enrolled at English-based Taipei American School, which enabled him to converse in English. While he was studying there, he began doing television commercials and decided to quit school to pursue a singing and acting career. He is multilingual, fluent in Mandarin, Chinese Hokkien, Japanese, and to lesser degrees in Cantonese and English.
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Now that we are living in the Information Age, we are learning at exponential rates. Our knowledge of what lies beyond our planet has grown rapidly. Just last week, NASA announced the discovery of hundreds of planets, something that even 10 years ago was solely theory. As we look beyond our own boundaries to learn more about our potential future, we are also looking inward to learn more about our past. Myths and legends, long part of our oral history, have been given historical context, sometimes exposing the truth behind some, and leaving others as a greater mystery. While some legends of the past seem too fantastical to be true, we are learning more every day and have to ask – what if they are indeed true?
This week on One Cell, One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy welcomes returning guest, the delightful Rene Compton – creator of the children’s tutorials, “Computer Puppets” and the majical Gophette — presents her charming reading of ‘THE JEWELED DRAGONFLY’ – a mythical – fascinating tale — and returning guest, Film Producer Veronica Hendricks, for a discussion on the reality of our most fascinating myths and legends.
The Jeweled Dragonfly – Audio and Story by Rene Compton:
Some of the most pervasive myths are centered around cryptozoology, the study of creatures whose existence is still under debate due to lack of evidence. This includes living examples of creatures that are otherwise considered extinct, such as non-avian dinosaurs and animals whose existence lacks physical evidence but which appear in folklore, such as Bigfoot and chupacabras. Among these creatures are unicorns and dragons, both of which hold enormous significance in fiction, but have yet to authenticated as having existed on our planet.
However, recently dated a fossil of Elasmotherium sibiricum found in Kazakhstan has recently proven a “unicorn” was still alive 29,000 years ago. Thought to have been extinct for more than 350,000 years, this creature looked more like a rhinoceros than a horse, weighing about 9,000 pounds. It’s easy to see how through oral history, the legend of this quadroped could have changed from a large, rhinoceros-like creature, to that of the horse-with-a-horn that we are more familiar with now.
Join Dr. Hildy and her guests this week as they discuss the veracity of this and other ancient legends on One Cell One Light Radio!
What If Legends are True?
May 18, 2016, OCOLR – Dr. Hildy
What is a legend? A legend is defined as a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated by Webster’s Dictionary. Currently, we are living in a time when science is proving the historical findings of anthropologist to be true. It is a time when myth, legend and the scientific validation of natural history is being proven to be TRUE.
For the First Time Ever, Unicorns, Mermaids, Mermen, Dragons, Giants, a Centaur, Pixies and Genies are Revealed by the Nature People Themselves!
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“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”………… John Lennon
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, the revelers of our nation turn their collective attention to Ireland and each of their heritages transform to Irish for just one evening. Why? For most, it’s an excuse to eat, drink and be merry. However, the appeal of Ireland’s rich culture and traditions cannot be denied and just as the color green, four leaf clovers and Guinness have become symbols of the Emerald Isle, so has the luckiest of beings, the leprechaun. These fictional gold mongers have long endured as Ireland’s unofficial mascot, but few realize the history of these beings – and their reality.
This week on One Cell, One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy welcomes Christopher Valentine and Dr. Christian von Lahr of the Myst Of The Oracle Corporation to discuss their books The Magic of Gnomes and Leprechauns and Seeing and Sensing Gnomes. While to most people, gnomes, elves, fairies and leprechauns are the stuff of fiction, to Myst of the Oracle, they are very real and very much a part of our lives. MORE below the next slideshow>>>>
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RE-VISITNG Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Dr. Hildy Welcomes
Dr. Don Huber, Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology at Purdue University
Professor Huber received his commission as an Army officer in the active Reserve in 1957 after four years in the National Guard. Early in his military career he researched with a select group of scientists to study the impact of nuclear war with specific effects of fallout on agriculture and ways to recover from such an attack. Dr. Huber teaches courses on anti-crop bioterrorism and serves as a consultant on biological weapons of mass destruction and emerging diseases. He advises U.S. agencies on bioterrorism and biological warfare. He currently serves without pay as the American Phytopathological Society’s Coordinator for the USDA National Plant Disease Recovery System program and is an active member of the Threat Pathogens Committee.
His research over the past few decades has led him to become very outspoken against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) foods and the use of Roundup in agriculture in general.
According to Dr. Huber, there are three facts that everyone needs to understand about GMOs: (a) despite what the media and so-called “experts” proclaim, there are NO peer-reviewed scientific papers establishing the safety of GMO crops, (b) epidemiological patterns show there’s an identical rise in over 30 human diseases correlated with our increased usage of glyphosate and the increased prevalence of genetically engineered proteins in our food, and (c) genetically engineered foods, as well as conventional crops that are heavily sprayed with glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup), have lower nutrient density than organic foods.
Join Dr. Hildy and her guest this week as they discuss GMOs, RoundUp, and Glyphosate – autism, its causes and its end on One Cell One Light Radio!
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Research, academic and military background of
Dr. Don M. Huber, Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology
Kauai – Dr. Don Huber – GMO Crop Pathogen and Infertility – Glyphosate Pesticide Dangers – YouTube
Dr. Huber: Things You Need to Know About GMO and Roundup – Toxicology Expert Speaks Out –
Roundup : Glyphosate – Interview with Dr. Huber
Don M. Huber | The National Heirloom Exposition –
The 15 Cleanest and 12 Most Pesticide-Laden Produce of 2014 : Natural Society http://naturalsociety.com/15-cleanest-12-pesticide-laden-produce-2014/
Stephanie Seneff’s Home Page – Senior Research Scientist, MIT, CSAIL http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/
Michigan doctor reveals plan to stop autism – Seattle GMO | Examiner.com
CDC: 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism – CNN.com
EXCERPT: “Children with autism continue to be overwhelmingly male. According to the new report, the CDC estimates 1 in 42 boys has autism, 4.5 times as many as girls (1 in 189).”
Data show correlations between increase in neurological diseases and GMOs – Seattle GMO – Examiner.com – NANCY SWANSON
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