The first of three harvest festivals, Lughnasadh represents the delight of seeing the first signs of effort beginning to pay off. It's the beginning of the culmination of summer-time's toil, and what you personally have sowed is w in the early stages of being reaped. This well-rounded introduction to the holiday comes complete with correspondences, rituals, recipes, and lore. Lughnasadh recipes include bean soup, baked bread, squash casserole, apple tart, and more; crafts include corn silk blessing wand, magical berry ink, and corn dolly.
Melanie Marquis is a lifelong practitioner of magick, founder of the United Witches global coven, and organizer of Denver Pagans. She is a writer who has written for the American Tarot Association, Llewellyn's almanacs and datebooks, and national and international Pagan publications including Circle and Pentacle Magazine. Visit her online at www.melaniemarquis.com.