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Corn Dollies

Last weekend was the pagan harvest festival of Lughnasadh, or Lammas if you prefer. It celebrates primarily the grain harvest, used for making the staples of beer and bread. 318 more words

Being Connected

Celebrating Harvests -- Sweet & Bitter

Lammas, on August 1 is a strangely secret holiday in the modern world, though our ancestors knew it well across many northern cultures. It lands at the mid-point between Summer Solstice & Fall Equinox, when the first grains of the field might be gathered. 403 more words

Faith

Wildcrafted Summer Libations: Herb and Blossom Infused Sake

What can be more delicious, cool and reviving on a warm sultry evening than Herb & Blossom Infused Sake served chilled over ice? Who knew that Sake, a dry Japanese rice wine, made such a gracious host for herbal and floral infusions? 603 more words

Recipe

Early Fruit Harvests

The standard pagan calendar of eight sabbats sets out two of them for harvest – the grain at Lammas / Lughnasa at the beginning of August, and the tree fruit at the Autumn Equinox. 509 more words

Seasonal Celebrations

In(ter)Dependence 

Aspects of Yin and Yang can be found in most phenomena. This is a theory that has provided me the opportunity to organize and analyze events throughout my life. 325 more words

Life

Gargoyle Birthday

Birthdays. Hah. A big deal when you’re a kid. A mile-post when you’re an elder. But, really, it seems self-absorbed to make a deal over them in my middle years. 487 more words

Experiential Learning