Category: seasonal holidays
Lammas/Lughnasadh — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul
Lammas/Lughnasadh: (pronounced Loo-gnah-sahd)Also known as Lammas, Cornucopia[Strega], July 30 – August 1. This sabbat marks the sacred marriage of the Sun and the Land. The sun is at its hottest, but its light is fading. This also marks the beginning of the harvest. Corn (or wheat in Ireland) was generally harvested at this time. The… Lammas/Lughnasadh…
Summer Solstice Blessings!
Peace, love and joy to you all!
Litha~Summer Solstice~Mid Summer — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul
Litha/Midsummer Midsummer is also sometimes referred to as Litha. Litha is(pronounced “LITH-ah”). The celebration of Midsummer’s Eve was from ancient times linked to the summer solstice. People believed that mid-summer plants had miraculous and healing powers and they, therefore, picked them on this night. Bonfires were lit to protect against evil spirits which were believed […]…
Beltane Blessings/May Day blessings everyone!
Beltane Customs and Practices — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul
Bringing in the May In old England, the young people went out into the woods on May Day Eve and stayed all night, returning in the morning, laden with flowers and green branches. The Puritan writer, Philip Stubbes, has an interesting way of explaining the nature of the sacred rites which took place in the […]…