Lammas/Lughnasadh Blessings

Blessed be the Harvest, Blessed be the Corn Mother, Blessed be the Grain God, For together they nourish both body and soul. Many blessings I have been given, I count them now by this bread. Guardian of the East, I pray for your indulgence. Hear me now as I request your aid in the cycle … Continue reading Lammas/Lughnasadh Blessings

Lammas/Lughnasadh

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 … Continue reading Lammas/Lughnasadh

Lammas/Lughnasadh

The Lughnassadh Sabbat is a time to celebrate the first of three harvest celebrations (Mabon and Samhain being the other two). It marks the middle of Summer represents the start of the harvest cycle and relies on the early crops of ripening grain, and also any fruits and vegetables that are ready to be harvested. … Continue reading Lammas/Lughnasadh

Lammas/Lughnasadh Cornmeal Pancake

Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberries  1 1/4 c Cornmeal 1/2 c Whole grain pastry flour 1/2 c Unbleached all-purpose flour 1 t Baking powder 1 t Baking soda 1 t Salt 2 c Buttermilk 3 T Butter, melted 3 large eggs, separated 2 T Honey 6 T (about) butter Corn 2 c (about) fresh blueberries, or … Continue reading Lammas/Lughnasadh Cornmeal Pancake

Lammas/Lughnasadh Customs and Practices

August 1, is the beginning of the harvest cycle and rests on the early grain harvest as well as those fruits and vegetables that are ready to be picked. Canning of fruits and vegetables goes into full swing, jams and jellies made and cabinets are stocked with herbs before the onset of autumn. As long … Continue reading Lammas/Lughnasadh Customs and Practices