Serve with cream optional Makes 6 servings. The Recipes and Crafts section has, as one may expect, light recipes suitable for an outdoor picnic-type ritual or gathering. We want to thank everyone for sharing this wonderful information! Fairy Nectar 2 cups milk per serving 1 tsp. Stir in undrained crushed pineapple and ginger ale. In either case, we hope you will find something of value here to take with you on your journey. In some ways, I think having a different author was a huge improvement over the book on Beltane. This is a good introduction for anyone interested in it.
The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. Transfer the spinach mixture to a food processor. If you want you can make these ahead of time and freeze. Repeat this again after another 10 minutes. I hope that this site gives you inspiration and ideas to allow the spiritual world into your life somehow. Litha celebrates abundance, fertility, virility, the beauty and bounty of Nature.
Once you have meditated, you should allow yourself some time to commune with the gods. Discover valuable insights into practical issues such as teachers, covens, oaths, and doing business as a Witch. Deborah is the author of nine non-fiction books on modern witchcraft from Llewellyn and the Baba Yaga series from Berkley Romance, including Wickedly Magical novella , Wickedly Dangerous, and Wickedly Wonderful, Wickedly Ever After novella , and Wickedly Powerful, plus an urban fantasy, Veiled Magic. You'll be amazed at hoe much more you can achieve in life when you synchronize your activities with the moon's phases. Combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and sugar in a small bowl. Midsummer, or Litha, is one of the four sun-associated holidays on the Wheel of the Year, and is otherwise known as the summer equinox.
Each chapter focuses on one plant and includes information on its unique plant spirit familiar, clear how-to instructions for magical projects, and pragmatic information on growing and cultivating. . Serve as salad or dessert. Pumpernickel bread is also appropriate. A grid comprises several crystals and sets them in a geometric arrangement with a specific intention or outcome in mind.
The mistletoe should be placed on the altar, and the holly near it but just out of sight. The authors, Chris Orapello and Tara Love Maguire founded Blacktree Coven in 2014 and set out to forge a modern approach to traditional witchcraft for a new era of praxis. Simply toss the paper into the flames and chant. This is a good introduction for anyone interested in it. They're solid books, and while they may not be all things for all people, they're going to be a great set to add to any library.
At Lughnasadh, the major harvest of the summer has ripened. If desired, garnish with basil sprigs. Its a time of great celebration before we meet the work ahead as the harvest comes in. Headdresses are fairly simple to make; use a strip of heavy fabric or cardboard cut to size, and just glue items on it. Llewellyn Publications has grown and expanded into new areas of personal growth and transformation since it began as the Portland School of Astrology in 1901. Place two rolls onto each prepared baking sheet with 3 to 4 inches of space between them.
With mixer on low, add eggs, sour cream, cornstarch, lemon juice, lavender flowers and vanilla. Then put a plate on top held down with a weight on top. Un-mold onto a serving dish with a layer of lettuce leaf bedding. Store biscotti in an airtight container. I look forward to rereading this series throughout the years and further developing my craft and reverence. Midsummer, also known as the Summer Solstice or Litha, is a time to rejoice in abundance and light.
Remember that this is part of the cycle and as the wheel turns the Holly King will rise again at Winter Solstice. Regional traditional witchcraft teaches people to find their craft in their own back yards, in the uncultivated land, the wild unknown, and in their ancestors rather than in ancient foreign deities or a Neo-Pagan styles religious form of witchcraft. One of the major issues I had with Beltane is still front and center here. And really, the bigger the fire, the better! This book looks at your household from three perspectives: protecting, blessing and finding magic. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until toasty.