Mabon, the autumn equinox, the first day of fall, is a magickal time of balance and plenty. Whether you know it as Mabon, Feast of Avalon, Cornucopia, Harvest Home, or Festival of the Vine . . . it's a time to celebrate the earth's bounty and to be thankful for the harvest that will sustain us through the coming winter.
In Autumn Equinox: The Enchantment of Mabon, Ellen Dugan will help you deepen your understanding of, and discover ways for honoring this ancient fall holiday. This delightful guidebook is overflowing with rituals, spells, recipes, crafts, and customs to celebrate the most colorful and bewitching season of the year.
Featuring craft projects, recipes, enchantments, and valuable information on harvest deities, Autumn Equinox offers countless ways to bring fall magick into your life. Learn to create witchy wreaths, cook seasonal foods, put together a homemade centerpiece, make herbal soap, and practice spells and rituals using easy to find, natural supplies.
Celebrate the magick of Mabon with:
- Harvest myths and stories: John Barleycorn and the Lord of the
Harvest; Herne the Stag King; Pomona, Roman Goddess of Apples;
The Myth of Demeter and Persephone Recast-Persephone's Story
- Fall magick and divination: Apple Magick; Autumn Faery Meditation;
Scarecrow Protection Magick; Calling on Blackbirds for Skill and Cunning
- Seasonal crafts: Grape Wreaths and Lighted Fall Garlands; Herbal Soaps;
Leafy Luminaries; Baby Boo and Ghost Pumpkin Centerpieces
- Harvest goodies and treats: Harvest Apple Upside Down Cake;
Shoepeg Corn Casserole; Rosemary Garlic Potatoes; Dora's Grape Jelly
- Mabon rituals and traditions: Equinox Candle Ritual for Balance;
Harvest Moon Rite; Ritual to Dionysus, God of the Vine
This new addition to Llewellyn's Sabbats series also provides magickal correspondences on harvest deities, herbs, plants, and foods for those who want to create their own autumn spells and charms.
Other books by Ellen Dugan:
Cottage Witchery: Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
Garden Witchery: Magick from the Ground Up
Elements of Witchcraft: Natural Magick for Teens
You may also be interested in:
A Year of Ritual: Sabbats & Esbats for Solitaries & Covens
Halloween: Spells, Recipes, and Customs
The Pagan Book of Halloween: A Complete Guide to the Magic, Incantations, Recipes, Spells, and Lore