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Lammas: Celebrating Fruits of the First Harvest (Holiday Series)

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Although it has a fascinating history, little is known about Lammas (or Lughnasa), one of the eight festivals of the witches' Wheel of the Year. Celebrated in early August to mark the beginning of harvest, it comes from the Irish Gaelic nasad (games) of Lugh (a leading Celtic deity and hero). Lammas helps you celebrate with recipes, incense, spells, traditional types of di ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published June 8th 2001 by Llewellyn Publications (first published 2001)
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Nathan Burgoine
Jan 13, 2016 Nathan Burgoine rated it really liked it
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One of the better books in the sabbat series by Llewellyn, "Lammas" was written by Anna Franklin and Paul Mason. It includes rituals, mythology, crafts, and a veritable buffet of ideas and recipes to help guide your Lammas rit and celebration, and was especially useful to me when I was first starting out, and found tonnes of information about Yule and Samhain, but not much else.

From corn dollies to songs and games, there's a lot in this book—and enough background and history—to flesh out the da
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Randel
Feb 22, 2014 Randel rated it it was amazing
a very good book on the subject.
Jewels
Jul 23, 2014 Jewels rated it really liked it
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This was a very informative volume on the history and lore surrounding the holiday of Lammas. It includes recipes, history, rituals, and other sundry information that might not be well known as being associated with this particular holiday. I really liked that fact that they included rituals from several different religious paths, and that they were able to connect with facts back to ancient customs practiced at the time. For anyone looking to understand the holiday better, this is a good place ...more
Bladestryke
Jul 10, 2015 Bladestryke rated it really liked it
Though repetitive at times this is still chock full of information. Another must if your interested in the wheel of the year or religious ceremonies in general.
Elizabeth Hills
Excellent reference to the celebration of Lammas and other holidays around the world taking place in late July/Early August, including suggested activities, rituals, songs, and recipes for making your own celebration, if you so choose.
Cara
Aug 16, 2010 Cara rated it really liked it
I got this book on interlibrary loan, so it had a shorter checkout period and I didn't get a chance to finish it. However, I'd definitely check it out again next Lammas-time and read through it again!
Danielle Alexandria
Aug 23, 2013 Danielle Alexandria rated it really liked it
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Extremely comprehensive history of the lore in Ireland, Scotland and England. Great recipes and activity ideas. Very informative!
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Wiccans will love this book, but I didn't because of its eclecticism.
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Another holiday for Pagans.
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