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Autumn Equinox

Autumn is well-named Fall, as it is the time when greens give way to glorious array of yellows, golds, oranges and reds before the wind takes the leaves to the ground. Autumn is the season of winds, the harbingers of … Continue reading

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A Mabon Ritual

Mabon honors the dual nature of life and death — darkness and light. It is a sabbat that combines sadness and celebration. We mourn the passing of the Great Son (Mabon), but also celebrate the bounty of the harvest. Just … Continue reading

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Traditions and Herbs of Meán Fómhair

Grains of all kinds are baked into breads and cakes and shared at fall equinox gatherings. Baked goods made with new grain are eaten in honor of the Green Man, the living spirit of the vegetation, who sacrifices himself in … Continue reading

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Labor Day: Farewell to Summer

In the United States, Labor Day (in addition to all its other associations) is traditionally seen as something of an unofficial shift to autumn and the darker time of the year, For example, historically, it has been designated as the … Continue reading

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