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Autumn Equinox: The Enchantment of Mabon (Holiday Series)

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Mabon, Feast of Avalon, Cornucopia, Harvest Home, Festival of the Vine . . . there are many names for this magickal holiday that celebrates the autumn equinox, the first day of fall. Ellen Dugan takes a fresh look at this "forgotten" Sabbat and demonstrates how to make the most of this enchanting season.
Featuring craft projects, recipes, enchantments, and valuable informa
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 8th 2005 by Llewellyn Publications (first published June 1st 2005)
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Really nice book to learn more about the mythology and folklore related to the autumn equinox and more generally the whole season of autumn, as well as about neopagan and Wiccan approach to this period of the year.

The author talks of the various names given to the equinox in different cultures and of prechristian traditions around it. She tells us about the symbolism of the astrological signs Virgo and Libra, both related to the month of September. Various mythological tales (such as those invo
Brad Byers
This book is part of Llewellyn's sabbat series. I must say I truly do enjoy the entire series, some volumes more than others admittedly.

However, I love Autumn Equinox! I am a general fan of Dugan's works, I just love her writing style. She uses a very personal writing style, sharing bits of humor and personal experiances along the way. However, she doesn't talk down to her readers and her work caters to different levels, beginner to advanced, all at once. This book is no different.

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Jenny Prince
Ellen Dugan is interesting in that she organizes her books in a rather odd fashion; much of this book is useless to me. I checked it out in an effort to learn more about the celebrations of the autumn equinox, but have learned more about the author's own passions and difficulties with the celebration and the research thereof.

That said, I learned quite a bit toward starting my own harvest traditions with my new family, and I look forward to reading her other books, especially about herbal and gar
I normally like Ellen's work, but this was not-so-hot. Of course, why this holiday is even called Mabon is beyond me. What does it have to do with Mabon ap Modron from Welsh mythology? How does that tie in with a harvest celebration? Why are people continuing to pull things out of their arse and call them "ancient"?

Skip it, as "Mabon" has no basis in anything but the last 50 yrs of "pagan/wiccan" history.
Patricia Gulley
An interesting read, lots of references for our autumn celebrations, but more religion thrown in than I expected.
Another of the eight holidays that make up the wheel of the year in Paganism. A wonderful harvest book.
Solid read here. A bit thinner on the history as opposed to some in this series, but still a nice resource!
great book, i love the good recipies in this book..makes me wanna start baking right away!!
Danielle Alexandria
I really enjoyed this book. Pretty informative, some great recipes and ideas.
Willa Grant
Fun book about an underated Sabbat
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Ellen Dugan, is the award winning author known as the "Garden Witch". A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over twenty-seven years. She is a Master Gardener, and teaches classes locally and online on Witchery, psychic development, and Magick. She is the author of the 16 non fiction books published by Llewellyn Worldwide. Legacy Of Magick is her first novel.

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