Calendar

Aug
1
Fri
2014
Lughnasadh
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day

 

Lughnasadh

Other Names: Lammas, Lughnasad, Lugnassad, Lunasa
Date: August 1 (Greater Sabbat/Cross Quarter)
Celebration of: A Festival of not only life and bounty, but of harvest and death, the complete cycle of life.
Colors: Gold and Bright Yellow
Symbols: Summer flowers, nuts and grains
Notes: Fire and light festival. First grain harvest. Feast dedicated to Earth Mother. Count your blessings.
 
LUGHNASADH, (say Loo-Nah-Suh, or Lah-Mass) the Festival of Sacrifice (also known as LAMMAS) is the first of the three Celtic harvest festivals; the grain (or corn) harvest. The union of the God and Goddess gave birth to the bounty of the earth. This is a time of great joy but no longer is the God the virile groom of Beltane nor the Goddess the young Bride. Now He is in the Autumn
of life and She the Great Mother who uses Her power to bring forth a bountiful harvest. Now is the time that we, too, reap the harvest our our own seeds that were sown at Imbolc. The God personifies the the Spirit of Nature that dies each Autumn, while the Goddess is the principle of Eternal Life. Now the God is the Spirit of the Grain; willingly cut down, he is a sacrifice for the sake of the living. His spirit descends into the Earth, the womb of the Goddess, waiting to be reborn at Yule. This is a bitter-sweet time. Death is incomprehensible but the God and Goddess speak to parts of us that are deeper and higher, helping us to feel peaceful and in harmony with this eternal process. Sacred symbols include the making of a corn wheel and the corn dolly, wheat, the loaf.
Aug
2
Sat
2014
Group Meditation @ #OpenCircle
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5pm PST, 8pm EST, Join us for our Group Meditation!  We will be meeting in #OpenCircle on our chat server: irc.ravenswyrd.com or by Clicking Here and going to our chat page.  Time and Date may change but it will be this Sunday at 5pm PST, 8pm EST.  We will usually have a topic for meditation, even if it is just a general one.

Aug
6
Wed
2014
Rune Class @ #Arcanum
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

2pm PST, Join us on every Wednesday for a class on the Elder Futhark Runic Alphabet.

Aug
9
Sat
2014
Group Meditation @ #OpenCircle
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5pm PST, 8pm EST, Join us for our Group Meditation!  We will be meeting in #OpenCircle on our chat server: irc.ravenswyrd.com or by Clicking Here and going to our chat page.  Time and Date may change but it will be this Sunday at 5pm PST, 8pm EST.  We will usually have a topic for meditation, even if it is just a general one.

Aug
13
Wed
2014
Rune Class @ #Arcanum
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

2pm PST, Join us on every Wednesday for a class on the Elder Futhark Runic Alphabet.