One Does Not Simply Boycott a Sabbat

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One cannot simply boycott a sabbat. Sabbats occur whether you celebrate them or not. [Read more...]

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Lughnassa/Lammas: What’s In a Name (or Date)?

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Lammas? Lughnassa? July 31? August 1? Why the different names and dates, and in the end does it matter? [Read more...]

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The Smaller Sabbats (Or Where did Lughnasadh Go?)

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Some sabbats just feel “smaller” than others. Looking around online this morning Lughnasadh felt that way to me. Why are some Pagan holidays more popular than others? [Read more...]

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Lammas Ritual 2014

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A Witchy Lammas (Lughnassa) Ritual inspired by medieval harvest customs. Praise to the Goddess of the Field and the Lord of the Grain! [Read more...]

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Lammas: First Fruits & A Sort of Christian Feast

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This Friday night when I break bread with my coven and give thanks to the Earth and the gods for Summer’s first fruits I won’t be dwelling on whether or not the celebration of “Loaf-mass” is a Christian or a Pagan one. I will be reflecting on the chain of beliefs that links me to my nominally Christian ancestors in the Middle Ages and my pagan ancestors before them. Over the last two thousand years some have tried to break that chain but the sabbats have always been far too strong for that. [Read more...]

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Looking for Lughnassa

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Solar festival? Day sacred to Lugh? A celebration of the first harvest? Lughnassa is many things and perhaps even more than we realized. [Read more...]

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