All Souls' Day are of pagan origin and immemorial
antiquity. Thus the dead are believed by the peasantry of many Catholic countries
to return to their former homes on All Souls' Night and partake of the food of
the living.  In Tyrol, cakes are left for them on the table and
the room kept warm for their comfort. In Brittany, people flock to the cemeteries
at nightfall to kneel, bareheaded, at the graves of their loved ones, and to anoint
the hollow of the tombstone with holy water or to pour libations of milk on it.
At bedtime, the supper is left on the table for the souls.
of Het-Hert (Hathor)
first mention of the Egyptian 30-day festival in Het-Hert's month goes back to
the fifth dynasty festival calendar of King Niuserre. Old Kingdom tomb reliefs
also show boat processions and the rustling of papyrus for Het-Hert. The ancient
ritual of rustling the papyrus for Het-Hert recalls her manifestation as a cow
emerging from the papyrus swamps of the Delta. Passengers in the escort boats
accompanying Het-Hert's larger sacred barque performed this ritual during Her
Sushko (guitarist from Frank Messina's Spoken Motion) is a swampin'
git-slinger from NJ where he and former SpoMo drummer, Wes "The Professor"
Jensen along with Billy "The Reverend" Christiani (StirFried)
Jay "JayBird" Roosa and Danny "Doc" Lane (Avalon
Ballroom) make up NJ's only Swamp Rock Blues band, PaPa HooDoo. Click
Here to learn more about PaPa HooDoo!
More Swamp Sooth from PoorBob on Mardi Gras, Click
New and Of Note! On
January 27, 2006 PaPa HooDoo took to the stage at The Turning Point
in Piermont, NY. The Turning
Point has been a mecca for Rock, Folk, Blues and Jazz artist's for over
30 years and it's performers roster reads like a who's who across all these genres
(Frank Messina and David
Amram did their CD release for "The
Long Road To Nowheresville" there in 04').
a packed house, PaPa HooDoo swamped n' stomped with two encores! The first
PhotoBook is in from this steamin' night of Swamp Blues and Boogie, Click
Here for the pix!