In early August, our thoughts begin toward preparation for the coming winter, and the next three sabbats are festivals of the harvest.
Lughnassadh is another cross-quarter day, falling between the summer solstice (Litha) and the autumn equinox (Mabon). It is known as the "Harvest of the Grain" because this is the time when the first of the summer crops are ready to be brought in from the fields. Wheat, corn, barley, and rye, along with other grains are harvested and play an important role in the Lughnassadh feast. On this day we celebrate the abundance of the Goddess.
darker shades of yellow, gold, yellow-brown, bronze
Any deity who sacrifices him or herself for the substance of their followers.
Here’s a great green way to make your own paper for your Book of Shadows, for written spells, or for correspondence. It seems pretty complicated at first, but if you follow one step at a time, it’s really not so hard. Look for ways to add a little magic to your paper-making process!Recycled paper can be made from old newspaper, phone books, junk mail…pretty much any old paper you have lying around. But be sure to stay away from “shiny” or waxed paper, because it won’t work as well.
This is an awesome idea I found on the internet. You can use this painting technique on any type of pastry. Use it to draw symbols, runes, or words on to your bread. Remember to use your magical intent! The recipe is for very delicious sandwich buns.
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Berries, and especially blackberries, are a common theme for Lughnassadh. Here in the south, blackberries grow everywhere in the wild, and I can remember gorging on them all summer as a child. For a great treat, try this delicious cookie recipe from Southern Living.
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