So I know that this has been talked about briefly in these posts: Blood Fever Booklet and Possibilty of JZB?? But I just happened upon this today and thought I would bring it up again.
from *JO*'s reference: gods&goddess
Put that together with this from celticpaganBealtaine marks the beginning of Summer the 'reign of light' and the closing of Winter 'the reign of darkness/the otherworld'. (Samhein or Oct 31 being the OPENING of winter/reign of darkness.) The doors to the otherworld were considered to be open at this time of year, just as they were at Samhain.
So was JZB 'born' on Oct 31 or did he 'cross over' after scrying into the future?It is the last of the harvest festivals and dark counterpoint to Beltaine, beginning the rule of Darkness and celebrating the Crone...On Samhain Night, the dead return to visit with the living...Another Samhain tradition is divination. The veil between worlds is at its thinnest, which is why the dead can cross over on this night and it’s easier to see into the future.
How ironic that this is listed as his birthday, and The Reign of Darkness does seem to be happening?