Mabon, Feast of Avalon, Cornucopia, Harvest Home, Festival of the Vine . . . there are many names for this magickal holiday that celebrates the autumn equinox, the first day of fall. Ellen Dugan takes a fresh look at this "forgotten" Sabbat and demonstrates how to make the most of this enchanting season.
Featuring craft projects, recipes, enchantments, and valuable information on harvest deities, Autumn Equinox offers countless ways to bring fall magick into your life. Learn to create witchy wreaths, cook seasonal foods, put together a homemade centerpiece, make herbal soap, and practice spells and rituals using easy to find, natural supplies. This new addition to Llewellyn's Sabbats series also provides magickal correspondences on harvest deities, herbs, plants, and foods for those who want to create their own autumn spells and charms.
The festival of Mabon celebrated the harvest and honored an entire season of sacred, survival-ensuring work. Diana Rajchel, author of Mabon (the latest release in Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials Series), explains the origins of the festival and provides 13 hidden traditions that may well be worth resurrecting for our own harvest celebrations.
The autumnal equinox as well as what we now call the first of August have both been celebrated as festival days of the harvest season across Europe and North America. As August first approaches, we must reflect on what what these harvest celebrations mean and what they mean to us.
As we enter the season of autumn, we have the opportunity to take a long and fruitful journey with the goddess Persephone. She is quite the intriguing lady. As bringer of spring and Queen of the Underworld simultaneously, she is paradox incarnate. ...
My new book, Autumn Equinox: The Enchantment of Mabon, takes a fresh look at this “forgotten” Sabbat. This holiday is often overlooked by magickal folks, so right at the beginning of the book I dive into many of the questions that have confused ...
Mabon, of all the Sabbats, does not directly correlate to any known Celtic or Anglo-Saxon holiday. Instead, the harvest that it celebrates honored an entire season of sacred, survival-ensuring work. Mabon's predecessor, Michaelmas, came about as a recognized holy day during harvest season as a means of subverting the Pagan harvest traditions by... read this article