In The Desert Of Seth

By G. B. Marian

Glossary: Walpurgisnacht

A Teutonic spring festival that falls on April 30, and that we celebrate in LV-426. It’s celebrated by having bonfires, wearing costumes and working execration spells to drive away evil spirits and the last vestiges of winter (which is the origin of “spring cleaning”). It’s basically like Halloween, but for springtime rather than autumn.

Walpurgisnacht shenanigans!

Further reading: Walpurgisnacht

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5 responses to “Glossary: Walpurgisnacht

  1. Leeby Geeby November 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Happy Walpurgisnacht. I see the word purge in there. Is this the origin of the meaning we associate with it, as in physically, emotionally mentally or spiritually exorcising a bunch of nasty crap?

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    • G. B. Marian November 28, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      I’ve never considered that possibility. To be honest, I don’t think there’s an actual etymological connection; I think the similarity between “purge” and Saint Walpurga’s name is most likely a coincidence. However, you do make a good point and it’s a very interesting way to think about this particular point. Thank you for sharing your perspective on this!

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      • Leeby Geeby November 28, 2015 at 9:43 pm

        Your welcome. I’ve had flashes of insight occasionally about how modern language still holds a latent memory of our ancient esoteric roots or possible unconscious psychic associations with higher dimensional energetic concepts. Especially in idiomatic expressions related to the body. I’m planning to explore such ideas in my writing in the future, especially because I believe it may be related to unconscious content trying to make itself known as part of the human awakening process.

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      • G. B. Marian November 30, 2015 at 5:52 am

        I look forward to reading that! I think something like this happens with art, literature and music as well. I suppose this is probably related to what you’re discussing here about language in general.

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      • Leeby Geeby November 30, 2015 at 8:45 am

        Yes, I agree. The collective conciousness which we all share is timeless and boundless. Thank you for your reply.

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