Notes

1. In 2005, violent crime in the United States across the board reached its lowest level ever—yet our hysteria about violent crime has never been more extreme (U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/ viort.htm).

2. See Robinson, B.A. "The Myth of Samhain." Accessed February 11, 2008, from www.religioustolerance.org

3. Danaher, Kevin. The Year in Ireland: Irish Calendar Customs (New York: Mercier, 1972); O'Driscoll, Robert (Ed.), The Celtic Consciousness (New York: Braziller, 1981).

4. Landon, Christa. The Pagan Institute (www.paganinstitute.org)

5. The Grateful Heart, p. 62. Full citation in Resources.

6. Visit Friendly Humanist Timothy Mills at www.friendlyhumanist.blogspot .com. Accessed August 17,2008.

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