The First Quarter in Sagittarius adds another layer of the fiery energy from the New Moon, but Sagittarius brings an inspired action. If you have kept grounded and have listened to and have nourished your body throughout the eclipse portal, you may feel inspired to do more and have the energy to do so. Mercury … Continue reading 2018 Solar Eclipse Moon Cycle Energy reading — Spirit de la Lune
By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – I made the special Talisman with the pink circled Reindeer in 2017 to honor the completion of my karmic journey, to the Deer Woman who mysteriously appeared in … Source: Elen of the Ways – Magical Deer Woman – Elder Mountain Dreaming @ gmail
History of Four-Thieves Vinegar When researching the history of Four Thieves Vinegar I realized there are many more versions of this folklore than I expected. The reason there are so many versions is that the story itself dates back centuries. A popular recount is that during an outbreak of the plague in Marseilles around 1772, … Continue reading Was Four Thieves Stolen?
In the Celtic tradition, August 1st in the northern hemisphere is celebrated as the festival of Lammas, a day of thanksgiving for the beginning of the harvest season. In a normal summer this timing would be about right, however this year, everywhere around, the harvest has been gathered in, some of it even before the … Continue reading Perception and Prespective
Many historians now believe that Cleopatra’s famous collection of emeralds were actually peridots… and the awe-inspiring 200-carat emeralds that are encrusted in the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in the Cologne Cathedral? They were also found to be peridots. Even the Bible gives the shaft to the poor peridot. In Exodus 28:17, instructions for … Continue reading August Gemstone of the Month: Peridot
Although in the heat of a Rocky Mountain summer it might be difficult to discern, the festival of Lammas (August 1st) marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall. The days now grow visibly shorter and by the time we’ve reached autumns end (October 31st), we will have run the gamut of temperature from the heat of August to the cold of October.
“Lammas” was the medieval Christian name for the holiday and it means “loaf-mass”, for this was the day on which the loaves of bread were baked from the first grain harvest and laid on the church altars as offerings. It was a day representative of ‘first fruits’ and early harvest.
Lammas marks the middle of summer and the beginning of the harvest season. Lammas is considered a time of thanksgiving and is the first of the three Pagan harvest festivals. The Sun’s strength begins to…
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LAMMAS RITUAL CELEBRATED AUGUST 1ST.
Lammas is also known as Lughnasadh, Lammastide, and First Harvest Festival.
Lammas marks the middle of summer and beginning of the harvest season. Lammas is considered a time of thanksgiving and is the first of the three Pagan harvest festivals. The Sun’s strength begins to wane and the plants of spring begin to wither and drop their fruits or seeds for our use as well as to ensure future crops. At this time, we become conscious of the sacrifice the Sun God is preparing to make. We experience a sense of abundance at the same time we begin to feel an urgency to prepare for the death of winter. First grains and fruits of the Earth are cut and stored for the dark winter months.
Lammas also represents the culmination of the marriage between the Goddess and the God that took place on Beltane. The…
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After years of painstaking acoustic measurements, Hempton identified this spot on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula as the quietest place in the U.S.—the spot most free of our man-made noise pollution. He has nurtured this square inch, guided people to it, and protected it from encroaching cacophony of our modern world. But now it faces its biggest … Continue reading The Quietest Place in America Is Becoming a Warzone