ORDER OF THE THINNED VEIL

“It was said that the veil between this world and the next was at its thinnest on the night of All Hallows Eve.”

 

The Veil has been lifted!

 

Welcome to the Order of the Thinned Veil!


   We are a society of like-minded individuals who choose to live our lives steeped in the legends, lore and customs of Halloween. What does that mean? Well, for us Halloween is anything but just a day in October, it is a lifestyle and a lens by which we view the world around us.

The Order of the Thinned Veil is a tiered style of membership for the year. There are three levels of membership and each has it’s own set of perks such as exclusive artwork, a newsletter, certificates, contests and invitations to special events!   

 Members will also have access to exclusive items available ONLY to current Order of the Thinned Veil members.

 Additionally,  members will engage in the cermonial planting of their own pumpkins to eventually carve into Jack O’Lanterns with included seeds. This will be an OTV community event!  

Options for membership are as follows and are a ONE TIME FEE. This is NOT a recurring monthly subscription. Once you sign up, you’re a member for the year of 2020!

Just a to clarify a few points:

  • The Order of the Thinned Veil is meant to be a year long Halloween experience. If you order at the All Hallows level for example, you’ll be receiving multiple shipments throughout the year, not everything all at once.  Candy Corn levels will all ship out together first in June, followed by Trick or Treat in Early Summer and All Hallows in Early Fall. This was always the original conception and may not have been clear last year. Halloween should be celebrated all year long!

  • Members only events are NOT considered as part of the price of the membership packages. The items included in the membership packages ARE the membership packages. The events are just an extra added bonus for folks who happen to to live in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area.  Jason and Sam would be celebrating Halloween anyway and extend the invitation to any member able to attend.

  • Memberships are for the calendar year of 2021. Whether you sign up today or in six months, all memberships expire on December 31st.

  • You can upgrade your membership level at any time! Just shoot us an email at theorderofthethinnedveil@gmail.com and we’ll take care of it.


Welcome to year number five of the Order of the Thinned Veil!


What a strange trip this past year has been. We’ve all been through some trials and tribulations but through it all the Spirit of All Hallows continues to burn bright!
We’ve got a few announcements to get things started. First, subscriptions will be open until June 1st this year. This will give everyone plenty of time to sign up. This date will not change and after this deadline no new members will be accepted. No Exceptions!
Second, we’re going to be doing away with pumpkin seeds in the membership packages. Because of the later shipping dates, there really isn’t enough time to plant them and have them yield fruit in time for Halloween. We do encourage you to plant on your own though!
Third, we’ve opened the Jack O’Lantern level from 13 to 31 slots this year! They sold out in minutes last year and we want to give more folks a chance to get in on the limited edition tier.
Last but certainly not least, is a fun surprise. Have you been a member since the first year of OTV? If so you’ll be receiving a FREE “Celebration Jackling” when you sign up at any level this year! This little pumpkin-head is celebrating 5 years of OTV by carving five little Jack O’Lanterns! (Stands 2″) These will ship with the first shipment of the year at the end of June.
Thank you all again for returning for yet another year of the Order of the Thinned Veil! We sincerly hope you enjoy what we’ve put together for you this year and that it enhances your Halloween celebrations at least a little bit!
– Jason & Sam

Candy Corn Level

The Candy Corn level is our basic membership package and includes the following:

“Grinning Ghoul” Wall Plaque by Jason McKittrick – Does this skeletal fellow beam with good intentions and the promise of treats for All Hallows or is his grin a sinister one that foretells devious tricks and frightful scares? You decide! Cast in black resin and individually hand painted. Comes ready to display with attached metal latch. (Measures 6.5″ long)

“We Were There, Did You See Us?” 5”x7” Digital Print by Sam Heimer- Ruminating on those that went before and Halloween bringing us back together. Just beyond the bright lights, bonfires and lanterns you can almost seem them collect to watch and hope to be seen, if not felt, remembered, loved.

OTV Enamel Membership Pin – The official seal of the Order of the Thinned Veil for 2021 and symbol of membership.

2021 Welcome Letter – Lisa Morton, author of The Halloween Encyclopedia,Trick Or Treat: A History of Halloween and Ghosts: A Haunted History, returns again this year with an artfully crafted welcome letter about the history of Halloween gatherings for 2021. (If you don’t already own them, Lisa’s books are required reading for any OTV member!)

Order of the Thinned Veil Membership Certificate – Proof that you’re a card carrying member in the OTV for 2021! Hand inscribed and signed by founders Jason McKittrick and Sam Heimer. Comes in a midnight black envelope with an orange Jack O’Lantern emblazoned wax seal.

“The Legend of Lantern Jack” – An original tale by Jason McKittrick. This short story is the basis for most of the artwork produced by the Order of the Thinned Veil.

*The Candy Corn Membership Package is 1 shipment.*

$75


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Trick or Treat Level

The Trick or Treat Level is our mid-range membership package and includes: All items from Candy Corn Level plus the items listed below!

“Pumpkin Wraith” by Jason McKittrick– A ghostly glowing ghoul holding a grinning Jack O’Lantern! Inspired by classic blow mold designs from year’s past, this little haunt will add a touch of spectral charm to your shelf! Body cast in translucent glow in the dark resin and pumpkin cast in solid orange resin. Both with black acrylic rub. (Stands 5.25″)

“It’s Time 3” 7”x10” Digital Print by Sam Heimer- A playful look at the signs of the season that transcend a clock and calendar. A falling leaf, a crisp chill, smoke on the air. We all have that pattern of Harbingers that dot our arms with gooseflesh and let the air back in the room. Halloween announces itself in many ways and somehow even those precursors are loved as much as the season.

*The Trick or Treat Membership Package is broken up into 2 separate shipments.*

$125


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All Hallows Level
The All Hallows Level is one of our top-tier membership option and includes all items from Candy Corn and Trick or Treat Levels plus the items listed below!

“The Old Scarecrow” – by Jason McKittrick
“Lantern Jack takes many forms and his intentions are mysterious…

When the late summer sun blazes and the corn sags on its stalk, Lantern Jack awakens as the Old Scarecrow. Seeming to appear ominously, the Old Scarecrow is said to emerge from corn fields in the dead of night when the summertide has begun to wane and the crickets begin their nightly songs. Given life from the void by the faint redolence of approaching Autumn, the Old Scarecrow observes the terrain of Halloween-yet-to-come and plans accordingly.
On the last day of August in the year 1972, a small Midwest town was said to have been menaced by the presence of the Old Scarecrow. Several adults and children alike reported unsettling encounters with a gnarled, burlap cloaked figure that stood motionless in the cornfields, backyards and cemeteries of the small town. A few individuals brave enough to approach the interloper reported that after a few steps they were “strongly compelled” to stop moving towards the Old Scarecrow and quickly returned to their homes, shaken by their inexplicable experience.
Two months later, on the night of All Hallows Eve, the houses that were visited by the Old Scarecrow each reported a missing family member. Curiously though, their absence was not lamented.”

Cast in solid black resin and individually hand painted , The Old Scarecrow is the tallest piece to be offered by the Order of the Thinned Veil to date. Standing at 10.5″ tall, this imposing denizen of the cornfield will make a fine addition to your growing collection of Jacklings and Trick or Treaters!

“Farewell” 8”x10” Giclee Print by Sam Heimer on MOAB archival, acid-free 100% cotton stock. I was what you are, you will be what I am. Once a celebrator now the celebrated. Regardless of your devotion to, beliefs surrounding, or level of patronage to Halloween, there is no denying that down the road, hopefully a long, crooked, fulfilling one, family and friends will one day look for you in the leaves, in the shadows and dark corners, in the brilliant sunsets and dancing flames of lanterns, in all the places a person might pause, stare into the middle distance looking for a specter or memory to play out. Happy Halloween, on this side and that side of the veil.

The Order of the Thinned Veil Title- Jason and Sam will bestow upon you a personalized title within the Order. No two are the same! (If you are a returning member you may keep your title from last year or you can request a new one.)

*The All Hallows Membership Package is broken up into three separate shipments.*

 $250


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Jack O’Lantern LevelThe Jack O’Lantern level is an exclusive platinum tier membership and is limited to ONLY 31 slots! It includes all items mentioned above plus the following:

“Hand-Painted Pumpkin Pail with Tricks and Treats!” by Jason McKittrick – Something truly unique for this year’s Jack O’Lantern level! The 31 lucky folks who score this tier will receive a blow mold trick or treat pumpkin pail custom painted by yours truly! Each will be stuffed to the gourd with all manner of Halloween candy and treats plus an EXCLUSIVE MYSTERY JACKLING that will be revealed a bit down the road. The perfect gift for the week leading up to All Hallows EVE!
(A note on the trick or treat pails: I am sourcing these from different locations so the face and size may differ for each one. Not to worry though, it will make them more unique and one of a kind!)

“Spectral Warmth” 8”x10” Giclee Print by Sam Heimer on MOAB archival, acid-free 100% cotton stock. Halloween is a shambling corpse built of different dichotomies. There’s a definitive chill in the changing of seasons, a chill in omnipresent death, a chill in fear that circles the month like a wild animal around a cabin, all driven away by the spectral warmth, the magic of fire, be it a lantern, glowing hearth or blazing autumn sunset.

Personalized Halloween Card – The week of Halloween you’ll receive a personalized card from Jason and Sam. You’ve been warned!

ONLY 31 SLOTS AVAILABLE!

$400


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If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at theorderofthethinnedveil@gmail.com

Jason McKittrick & Sam Heimer