This article was written by Llewellyn posted under Pagan
Berries are very important at this time of year, and bilberries, a close relative of the North American blueberry, were particularly valued in ancient times. It is said that they were one of the offerings sent to the Irish High King as tribute at Lughnasadh. Today, we can honor their ancient value and enjoy the sweet tartness of a cooling berry-filled lemonade on a warm afternoon.
½ cup honey 1 cup lemon juice 3 lemon chamomile tea bags 2 cups blueberries 6 cups water
In a small saucepan, dissolve the honey in lemon juice over low heat. Place tea bags in a blender and pour lemon juice over them. Allow to steep for 9 minutes. Remove tea bags and puree with blueberries and water. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve over ice.
From Llewellyn's Sabbats Almanac: Samhain 2009 to Mabon 2010. Click here for current-year calendars and almanacs.
Name one religion or type of spiritual system that doesn't incorporate music into its worship services in some way.
It's not easy, is it?
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