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Mabon – Harvest Home and Autumn Equinox

Fall begins this week (WOO HOO, my favorite season!), so that means Mabon is upon us, gentle readers!  Also known as Harvest Home, Winter Finding, and Harvest of the First Fruits, this second harvest festival of the Pagan wheel of the year occurs on the Autumnal Equinox, another season of balance between dark and light.  This is my first year…

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FOOD!, Half-Assed Witchery, Holidays, Wheel of the Year

Lammas: One Corny Sabbat Celebration

While it often plays second fiddle to wheat in Lammas observances, corn is plentiful during this season and deserves a little celebrating of its own.   I experimented with this awesome cornbread recipe and fancied it up by stirring in a chopped jalapeño, some frozen sweet corn kernels, some Fiesta Blend cheese, and some dried cherry tomatoes. These gorgeous muffins were crumbly…

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Half-Assed Witchery, Mythology, Wheel of the Year

Lugh, My Creative Homeboy

Lugh (pronounced “Loo”) is the Irish/Celtic embodiment of the craftsman archetype deity – a god of skill and distribution of talent.  He is highly proficient in art, poetry, medicine, martial arts, and more, and he invented fidchell (Gaelic chess), ball games, and horse racing.  This guy is not just a jack-of-all-trades, he is the master of ALL the trades. Lugh…

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