Leaves shudder, And Blush at your Passing lord, Remembering the days of summer, When you , green and pollen bright. Dancing in the warm, caressing winds Proud and vital as the Up thrusting Oak. But now the sword – edge of frost, Looms from the mist. Balancing night and day, A blade poised at your throat, You shudder. And the leafs shudder with you, You grip your hand to the branch, Savouring that one last touch, Then you leap spiralling through the crisp air, As you dive upon the frost blade. Dying the leafs, Red with your willing sacrifice, You rise, your lips, Pale as the blade buried within you, And make your way to the darkest shore At your feet, the leafs rustle and sigh, And shudder And blush at your passing Related articles by Zemanta Practice Of Invocation (dragonintuitive.com) Group Invocation (dragonintuitive.com)
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Since Mabon is the second harvest of the 3 harvest festivals of the wheel of the year and deals with the collections of fruit, this recipe is perfect for Mabon and is not hard to follow. Ingredients: 4 Kilos of Cooking Apples 2 litres of Water 1 1/2 litres of Cider (Such as scrumpy) Pear Cider can replace apple cider for slightly different flavour. 1 1/2 pounds Sugar 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 1 teaspoon Allspice 1 teaspoon Cloves Method Wash and slice apples removing core and seeds place in large pan with cloves cook to soft strain of remaining liquid and keep to one side. Remove cloves from apples them mash or use a ricer for a smother texture pass through a sieve. Remove apples from pan if not already done so pour the liquid stock back in to pan and reduce by half then add Cider and bring to boil. Add apple pulp and sugar to liquid cook slowly stirring constantly and till it thickens and become sloppy, check taste for sweetness if to sweet squeeze a little lemon or orange juice to cut sweetness if not sweet enough add a little more. Add remaining spices and continue cooking and till thick enough to spread pour into sterilized jam jars and seal. Will keep for several months but it nicer to give to friends as Mabon gifts. NB-Adding a little grated orange zest to final stage adds a little extra pop to the taste. Related articles by Zemanta Healthy Apple Recipes for Autumn (brighthub.com) Apple
Now that Mabon is over and we start looking to Samhain I always start by looking back over my book of shadow one to see if I set any thing in motion that as yet to manifest. These will not always be magickal things many times they are my own personal goals and aspiration.
Mabon – the autumn equinox is one of the eight festivals / Sabbats marked on the wheel of the year. The autumn equinox celebrates a time of balance and the harvest the name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kelly around 1970 as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology. The autumn equinox fall between the 21st – 24th September the day will depend on the position of the sun. At this time of year pagans and neo pagans will either celebrate The Second Harvest Festival, Wine Harvest, Feast of Avalon, Equinozio di Autunno (Strega), Alben Elfed (Caledonii), or Cornucopia. The Teutonic name, Winter Finding, spans a period of time from the Sabbat to Oct. 15th, Winter’s Night, which is the Norse New Year. The basic theme behind the celebration is giving thanks and preparing for winter and understand that the earth is dieing and the fields are becoming barren, Many of the myths around the Equinox are often relating to the dieing or descent in to the underworld by a deity. The Myths of Persephone , Innana and Mabon are some of the major myths related to this festival / Sabbat. Many of the activities that take place at this time of year include wine making, collecting seeds and pods for spring planting, walks in the countryside, decorating relatives graves as well as sharing a meal with friends and family. During Mabon some of the major symbols include wine, gourds, pinecones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, vines such as ivy, dried
Since Mabon is a fruit harvest festival it’s nice to have a few fruit drinks at the party after ritual here are a few favourites and just one for the designated driver. These drinks also work perfect for Samhain. Mabon Happy Apples Ingredients: Amount Ingredient 1 Measure Vodka 0.5 Measure Lemon Juice 1.5 Measures Sour Apple Liqueur (Such as De Kuyper Sour Apple Liqueur) 1 Measure Apple Juice Top up Ginger Ale Method: Place Vodka, lemon, Sour apple Liqueur and apple juice in cocktail shaker with some ice shake pour over ice and top up with ginger ale. Toffee Apple Martini Ingredient 1 Measure Vodka 1 Measure Sour Apple Liqueur (Such as De Kuyper Sour Apple Liqueur) 1 Measure De Kuyper Butterscotch Caramel Method: Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and stir gently. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Apple pie in a glass 4oz of frozen apple concentrate or frozen apple butter 8oz of vanilla ice cream Cup of milk 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon mix in blender and serve over ice