Jack the Incorruptible; The Pumpkin that wouldn't Die.
The Triple Death!
No, were not talking about ice cream. Were talking about
a pumpkin. St. Jack the Incorruptible, the pumpkin that was carved for
the Samhain 2002 ritual to Jack o the Lantern and Will o
the Wisp. The pumpkin that refused to rot through snow, sleet, hail,
rain, sun, heat, humidity; through Yule, Imbolc, Spring, Beltane, Solstice,
Lughnasadh, Autumn; the one we put flowers on at Beltane (see below);
the pumpkin that wouldnt die; the one, you will recall, if youve
been reading these ritual reports, that we burned, yes, burned, in the
bonefire after our Samhain 2003 ritual.
Well, as we were leaving for the beach, Maria noticed a portion of a
face grinning up at her beside the driveway. We have no idea how, but
Jack managed to extricate part of himself from the fire. We had already
burned him, so now we took him to the beach, strangled him, and then
drowned him in the sea.