Lessons from London Tower for your Halloween kit
Halloween heads up from UK survivor this week, Agent RB, your All Hallows plan must go far beyond – and far below! – that effective weather-proof disguise and colossal candy collection contraption!
Indeed, if your checklist doesn’t include a detailed inspection of your first line diabolical defences, no amount of zombie makeup or stale chocolate can help you survive even a dust-up with a dervish.
Now as with all things supernaturally survivilogical there are no hard and fast rules, only ancient principals and old lessons that stand the test of time.
This supernatural life lesson comes from the roof of London Tower, where a series of symbols scratched into the wood reveals how residents there fought away demons in the mid-16th and earlier 18th centuries using the following knowledge:
1. Demons can only follow straight lines
It’s what makes them so infernally good at chess but on the bright side this also means you can trap a demon within a circle like this —>>
The London Tower roof has several trefoils like this one, designed to lure demons into the spirals and drive them insane.
For added efficacy, note how this Triskele shape also uses the number 3. Demons, as you know, hate the number three.
2. Demons like the number 6
Ever hear of a demon who didn’t like a hex? That’s why several ‘hexfoil’ symbols – six “kissing” or overlapping circles – was scratched into the roof of London Tower.
You can make your own hexfoil at home using a compass or tracing the lid of a jar.
3. Demons fear nets
Know any religions that like fishing? Turns out it’s more than relaxation. A mesh net can catch a demon and prevent it from entering a building.
On Halloween, use fake cobwebs to make nets over the corners of the windows and doors to your domain and you’ll remain 99.98% demon free, guaranteed.
4. Demons are no good at anatomy.
The good news here? You can easily fool a demon into thinking he’s too late to claim you…cause you’re already dead! All you need is a fake skeleton. The London Tower demon duellers made their fake skeletons from cow, sheep and rabbit bones, but today probably easier to pick up a pre-made pack of polystyrene bones.
Don’t forget to assemble your skeleton in a strategic location, that is any place where it can be mistaken by demons for you personally.
Knowledge is power Survivor! Now you know the London Tower Lessons, you can’t pretend that you don’t! Use them on this Halloween and your survival is virtually guaranteed.
And many thanks to AGENT RB for his email alerting SOS to this supernatural situation.