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Who is John Barleycorn
Who is John Barleycorn? He is an aspect of the God whom we honor especially at the sabbat of Lammas, which is not just focused on wheat but also upon barley and all the alcohol beverages that can be made from it. Think of John Barleycorn as a personification of the cereal crops.
How to Decorate a Lammas Altar
The Lammas altar celebrates the first harvest of wheat. It is still high summer on August 1, but you have reached the gateway to autumn. Lammas is the midpoint between midsummer and fall equinox. You are standing on the threshold between the growing and the great reaping.
Starting Your Book of Mirrors
Your Book of Mirrors is your personal journal where you clarify your feelings about your spiritual path as you learn more about Wicca or paganism. Let me give you writing prompts to use in your Book of Mirrors.
How to Make a Wiccan Sacrifice
How can we modern Wiccans and pagans practice sacrifice while connecting with our gods and our ancestors? Through creating and offering the symbolic cakes and ale.
What is a Wiccan Sacrifice
Those who know nothing of paganism and Wicca may think we practice blood sacrifice, but this part of our ritual actually centers upon the practice of cakes and ale. What are the elements of Wiccan sacrifice, and what purpose does it serve?
Full Corn Moon of July
In Britain, "corn" is a term for all cereal crops such as wheat and barley, but in the United States, corn means maize. Celebrate both meanings with the July full Corn Moon, which marks the first shift into the harvest season as you pick ripe maize.
Banishing Spells Grouped by Situation
A banishing spell removes something from your life. There are many different situations that call for a banishing spell and many specific ways to do it. First you want to clarify your situation and desired outcome as shown in this article.
Fun BellaOnline Forum Games!
These forum games have nothing to do with Wicca, but we all need a bit of fun, right? They are mostly word association games and a bunch of us in the forum are addicted to them. They are on every conceivable theme from sandwich names to song titles to shopping at WalMart.
How to Decorate a Midsummer Altar
The Midsummer altar celebrates the zenith of summer, fertility, and the growing season. On Midsummer, also known as Litha, the Oak King battles the Holly King and the Holly King wins. Here are some altar decorating ideas.
Correspondences for Banishing Spells
Correspondences are spell-enhancers or ingredients with strong symbolism. They are called correspondences because each has a meaning that corresponds with a purpose of a spell. This article gives you suggestions for all correspondences relating to banishing spells.
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