Wicca @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/wicca This site offers information, support, and community for the practicing Wiccan. Articles provide background, suggestions, and advice for daily practice, and our forum supplies a place where Wiccans and those interested in Wicca may converse. en-us Copyright 2014 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 22:31:39 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Wicca @ BellaOnline http://wicca.bellaonline.com Reaping The Last Stalks at Lammas http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57004.asp Lammas is the harvest festival that occurs on August 1. It is the First Harvest, which focuses on wheat, barley, maize, and other cereal crops. Arguably the most significant part of the Lammas festival is the reaping of the last stalks in the fields, which are made into the corn dolly. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:08:52 EST Ideas For Your Lammas Party http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art6524.asp 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. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:32:32 EST Who is John Barleycorn http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art53436.asp 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. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:56:18 EST