Make the most of each season of the Witches’ year with Llewellyn’s Sabbats Almanac. Packed with rituals, rites, recipes, and crafts, this essential guide offers fun and fresh ways to celebrate the eight sacred Wiccan holidays—and enrich your spiritual life throughout the year. Get a unique perspective on honoring the Wheel of the Year from your favorite Wiccan and Pagan authors. Plan spiritually uplifting celebrations and family activities. Perform Sabbat-specific rituals and world folk rites. Whip up tasty treats and crafts as reminders of the season’s gifts and lessons. Also featured are astrological influences to help you plan rituals according to cosmic energies.
Mabon is the time of the harvest feast. At the Autumnal Equinox,
we celebrate and honor Earth's bounty by feasting on goodies from
the home garden, farmers' market, and green grocer. This autumn
dinner represents harvest cooking at its best. A mélange of autumn
vegetables roasts with a juicy whole chicken. Julienned vegetables
in a tart vinaigrette provide a zesty complement to the main...
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.Prep Time: 10...
Extreme weather involves everything in nature's arsenal. One may endure blazing-hot temperatures and drought. Or gale-force winds, blinding rains, hail, tornadoes, and lightning. When outer planets transited a combination of cardinal and
water signs in the recent past, as they do in 2014, we experienced increased instances of extreme weather.... read this article