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Ideas For Your Lammas Party|
Ro Longstreet, BellaOnline's Wicca Editor
The sabbat of Lammas, which occurs on August 1, is the First Harvest of wheat, barley, and maize. Lammas sabbat feels like a county fair replete with feasting and good-natured competition. It can be a giddy event infused with the rowdy, high-spirited energy of the young trickster sun-god Lugh.
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Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh
. Stories and tales of hauntings and ghosts in the old Mary King Close have been told since about 40 years after the last plague outbreak in Edinburgh.
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.
Is There Anything To Forgive
Forgiveness is generally thought of something we do when accepting a perceived injustice, however maybe it is gratitude that is more appropriate
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Meditation for All Kids
Sitting, walking, dance, relaxation, instant, music, guided and more meditations, plus affirmations, inspirations, and prayers - for tots to teens of all abilities in 100 pages with many illustrations. Paperback or ebook versions.
"No Eyes", a very wise, very insightful Shaman Indian takes Mary Summer Rain on a rare journey into the future where warnings of upheavals and challenges are gently yet thoroughly revealed out of love and preservation for her beloved Mother Earth.
Paradise in Plain Sight
Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden by Zen Priest Karen Maezen Miller, is both memoir and Zen guide. Maezen Miller shares experiences repairing and tending a historical Japanese garden in her own backyard, guiding the reader towards direct insight. It is beautifully written, honest, and relevant to the modern seeker of any faith.