Lammas pentacle wreath

Lammas celebrates the first harvest Lammas is a sabbat (holiday) in the Wheel of the Year that celebrates the first harvest, particularly wheat and other grains.  There are traditionally 3 harvest celebrations – Lammas (August 1), Mabon (held on the Fall equinox), and Samhain (October 31). Ways to celebrate Lammas Read my previous article, Celebrate the […]

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Imbolc, festival of light

Celebrate Imbolc Today, February 2, is not only Groundhog day and Superbowl Sunday, it is Imbolc.  As mentioned in last year’s Imbolc article, “Easy Vegan dinner for Imbolc,” (with recipes), Imbolc (pronouced Im-olk) is one of the Pagan 8 yearly Sabbats and can be referred to as St. Brigid’s Day, Candlemas, or the Mid-Winter Festival […]

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February 2, 2014

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Celebrate Samhain

Happy Samhain / Happy Halloween Today is the day when the veil between the worlds is thin.  We honor our passed ancestors and loved ones.  We celebrate the Witches New Year on the Wheel of the Year.  We celebrate and party.  Some things to do on this Samhain (pronounced Sow-wen) are: Burn incense, scry into […]

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October 31, 2013

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New Orleans Vampire Ball

This year’s Endless Night Vampire Ball in New Orleans will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the House of Blues on Decatur Street.  Carfax Abbey will be performing. The Vampire Ball hosts a mixture of vampyre, steampunk, pagan, neo-victorian, gothic, medieval and rock.  It has been described as a Venetian Masquerade Ball mixed with […]

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Three easy Halloween cakes

Halloween is a great holiday for invention, from homemade costumes to decorations and food.  Here are 3 easy desserts that won’t take up much time, but will look impressive. Ghosts in the Graveyard More of a pudding, but looks like a cake.  This is super easy – from kraft.com. 2 boxes (3.9 oz.) Jello Chocolate […]

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October 20, 2013

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Celebrate the summer harvest

Celebrate Lammas Tall stalks of corn, baseball bat size zucchini, luscious ripe berries, red runny watermelon.  These are the fruits of hot summer days.  In order to avoid turning on the oven, we prepare salads and enjoy dinners made of veggies, fruits and crusty breads.  These steamy days mark the time of Lammas, the Pagan […]

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