Sabbat Recipes: Samhain
INCLUDED: Chocolate de Mexicanos | Granny McCoy's Pumpkin Pie | Colcannon | Wassail
Chocolate de Mexicanos
4 1/4 cups milk
4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
5 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1 shot tequila
Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. With a hand-held mixer or traditional molonillo (a wooden beater resembling a honey dipper), beat the mixture until it stops boiling and becomes slightly frothy. Stir in tequila. Serve immediately in mugs garnished with cinnamon sticks.
Granny McCoy's Pumpkin Pie
3 cups cooked pumpkin (canned is fine)
1 1/4 cups evaporated milk
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 heaping teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 scant teaspoon salt
1/4 rounded teaspoon allspice
1/2 rounded teaspoon cinnamon
4 well-beaten eggs
Preheat oven to 375 degree
The Sabbats: LithaThe Sabbats: Litha3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Litha: around June 21
The Summer Solstice, the longest day, is a time of triumph for the light. This holiday represents the Sun King in all his glory. In many Wiccan celebrations, this is when the Oak King, who represents the waxing year, is triumphed over by the Holly King, who represents the waning year. The two are one: the Oak King is the growing youth while the Holly King is the mature man. Healings and love magick are especially suitable at this time. Midsummer Night's Eve is supposed to be a good time to commune with field and forest spirits and faeries.
Other Names: Summer Solstice, Midsummer, Alban Hefine, Sun Blessing, Gathering Day, Feill-Sheathain, Whit Sunday, Whitsuntide, Vestalia, Thing-Tide, St. John's Day
Meaning: Honoring of Sun/God at his power, Saying farewell to the waxing year, Preparation for harvest, Honoring the pregnant Goddess, Beginning of waning year
Lore: Litha is practically the classic time to perform magick of all k
The Sabbats: BeltaneThe Sabbats: Beltane3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Beltane: April 30
Beltane is the time of the sacred marriage which honors the fertility of the Earth; it represents the divine union of the Lord and Lady. Celebrations include weaving a web of life around the Maypole and leaping the Beltane fire for lick. Wiccan handfastings are common at this festival. This is a time of self-discovery, love, union, and developing your potential for personal growth.
Other Names: Beltaine, May Day, Walpurgisnacht, Walpurgiseve, May Eve, Rudemas, Celtic Summer
Meaning: Union of God and Goddess, Sacred Marriage, All New Life, Fertility for ALL Living Things, End of Winter (Celtic)
Lore: Weaving and plaiting are traditional arts at this time of year, for the joining together of two substances to form a third is in the spirit of Beltane.
Deities: Marriage/Sexual Union of Deities, All Mother Goddesses
Activities: Wrapping the May Pole, The Great Rite, Gathering Flowers
Taboos: Giving away fire, and g
The Wiccan AltarThe Wiccan Altar3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
The first thing you need to decide is if you can have a permanent altar or if you will have to put it away each time. The kinds of things you use for your altar are very much up to your own personal taste and preferences. It's important that your altar be a reflection of your own spirituality.
The first item of a permanent altar is the table. Some people prefer round tables as they are easier to get around in the midst of a ritual circle. Others like a square table that fits easily into a corner when not in circle. Some people use a large wooden chest. They can store everything inside and then use the top of the chest as an altar when in use. Many think wood is the best medium for an altar since it's from the earth. But metal or stone work just as well. Whatever you decide on, it's a good practice to cleanse and consecrate it before use. Wiping it down with saltwater or smudging it with sage are quick ways to do this. Also, exposure to the sun or moon will work equally well.
The Sabbats: YuleThe Sabbats: Yule3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Yule: around December 21
Yule coincides closely with the Christian Christmas celebration. That's because the early Church sought to win the allegiance of the populace by placing its festivals at or around the time of existing Pagan festivals. The Roman celebration of the birth of the sun god Mithras, for example, was also observed on December 25. This Sabbat represents the rebirth of light. Here, on the longest night of the year, the Goddess gives birth to the Sun Child and hope for new light is reborn. Yule is a time of awakening to new goals and leaving old regrets behind. The Christian tradition of a Christmas tree has its origins in the Pagan Yule celebration. Pagan families would bring a live tree into the home so the wood spirits would have a place to keep warm during the cold winter months. Bells were hung in the limbs so you could tell when a spirit was present. Food and treats were hung on the branches for the spirits to eat and a five-pointed star, the pentag
Greek Gods and GoddessesGreek Gods and Goddesses3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Goddess of Love, Beauty, Desire, and Fertility. In one version of her origins, she is the daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Dione; however, the most popular version is that she arose from sea foam (aphros) when the Titan Cronus castrated his father Uranus. Zeus, fearful a war would break out among the gods for Aphrodite's hand in marriage, forced her to marry the ugly Hephaestus, craftsman of the gods, though she proceeded to have numerous affairs with gods and mortals alike. Notable among these affairs are Ares, to whom she bore Eros ("love"), Harmonia ("harmony"), and the twins Phobos ("fear") and Deimos ("dread"); Hermes, to whom she bore Hermaphroditos; and the handsome mortal Adonis. During the Trojan War, Aphrodite lent her girdle, which had been fashioned by her husband Hephaestus and had the power to make its wearer irresistible to both gods and mortal men, to Hera, who then used it to distract Zeus so that Aphrodite and the other gods could interfere in the war. Sacr
The Herbal KitchenThe Herbal Kitchen3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Below is a list of herbs commonly found in most homes, and their magickal uses.
African Violet -- Used as a protection amulet and to promote spirituality in the home. It is burned as a traditional herbal incense of the Spring Equinox Sabbat.
Allspice -- Burned as an incense to attract money or luck. It is also used to promote healing.
Aloe -- A popular houseplant. Used for protection against evil influences and prevents household accidents.
Angelica -- One of the traditional ritual herbs of the Candlemas and Beltane Sabbats. Angelica is both a culinary and medicinal herb. Sprinkle around the house to ward off evil. Added to the bath, it removes curses or spells that may have been cast against you.
Anise -- The leaves are used for protection. The seeds are burned as a meditation incense. Filling a small pillowcase with anise seeds and sleeping on it will ensure that you have no nightmares.
Basil --Brings wealth to those who carry it in their pockets. Given as a gift, brings good luck to
Wicca Spell-Spiritual binding Spell-Wicca Spell8 years ago in Biography & Memoir More Like This
Draw Circle, Ritual of Cleansing, Etc,
be sure that the person your binding yourself to is in the room, present with
you and you have their permission to perform this connection.
Egyptian Gods and GoddessesEgyptian Gods and Goddesses3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
King of the Gods. By Mut, his wife and queen, he fathered the moon god Khonsu. He is also known as Amun or Amun-Ra, and other gods are sometimes seen as manifestations of him. He is often depicted as either a ram, a man with a ram's head, or a bearded man with a feathered crown. His Greek equivalent is Zeus.
God of the Dead and Embalming. He's the son of Nephthys and either Seth or Osiris. He's also the husband of Anput, who's also his female aspect, and father of Kebechet ("cooling water"), goddess of embalming fluid. His Egyptian name is Inpu, and he's often depicted as a jackal or a man with the head of a jackal. In the Book of the Dead, he's depicted as Guardian of the Scales, weighing a soul of the dead against the feather of Ma'at to determine the fate of the soul. As god of the dead, he's often overshadowed by Osiris, and as god of embalming, he helped Isis mummify Osiris after Osiris had been killed by his brother Seth.
Goddess of the Moon and Cats, Bo
The Sabbats: LughnasadhThe Sabbats: Lughnasadh3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Lughnasadh: August 2
This is the celebration of the first fruits of the harvest. The Sun King, now Dark Lord, gives his energy to the crops to ensure life while the Mother prepares to give way to her aspect as the Crone. Now is the time to teach what you have learned, to share the fruits of your achievements with the world. Wheat weaving, such as the making of corn dollies, is traditional. Bread is baked and the altar is decorated with fruits and vegetables of the harvest.
Other Names: Lammas, Lughnasa, Festival of Green Corn, First Harvest, Ceresalia, August Eve, Elembiuos, Feast of Cardenas
Meaning: Honoring the Parent Deities, Honoring the Sun Gods, Celebrating First Harvest
Lore: It is appropriate to plant the seeds from the fruit consumed in ritual. If they sprout, grow the plant with love and as a symbol of your connection with the God and Goddess. Wheat weaving (the making of corn dollies, etc.) is an appropriate activity for Lughnasadh. Vis
The Sabbats: ImbolcThe Sabbats: Imbolc3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Imbolc: February 2
Candlemas, or Imbolc, involves celebration of banishing the winter and welcoming the spring. At the time of Candlemas, the newborn Sun God is seen as a small child nursing from his Mother. At this phase of the cycle, winter is swept away and new beginnings are nurtured. Some Wiccan groups favor this time of year for initiations into the Craft. It is traditional at Candlemas to light every lamp in the house for a few minutes in honor of the Sun's rebirth.
Other Names: Imbolg, Oimelc, Candlemas, Disting-tid, Feast of Brigid, Festival of Light, Feast of the Virgin, Festival of Milk, Anagantios, Feast Day of St. Blaize, St. Bridget's Day, Candlelaria
Meaning: Honor of the Virgin Goddess, First signs of Returning Light, Festival of Light
Lore: It is traditional upon Imbolc, at sunset or just after ritual, to light every lamp in the house -- if only for a few minutes. Or, light candles in each room in honor of the Sun's rebirth. Altern
The Sabbats: OstaraThe Sabbats: Ostara3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Ostara: around March 21
The Spring Equinox is the point of equilibrium -- the balance is suspended just before spring bursts forth from winter. The God and Goddess are young children at play and holiday festivals use brightly colored eggs to represent the child within. The Easter Bunny also is of Pagan origin, as are baskets of flowers. Traditionally, Ostara is a time for collecting wildflowers, walking in nature's beauty, and cultivating herb gardens. This is the time to free yourself from anything in the past that is holding you back.
Other Names: Eostre's Day, Spring Equinox, Vernal Equinox, Alban Eiber, Bacchanalia, Lady Day
Meaning: Balance, New Life/Rebirth, Goddess and God in Youth, End of Winter (Non-Celtic), Light Overtaking Darkness
Lore: A traditional Vernal Equinox pastime: go to a field and randomly collect wildflowers (be sure to thank the flowers for their sacrifice before picking them). Or, buy some from a florist, taking one or two
The Sabbats: MabonThe Sabbats: Mabon3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Mabon: around September 21
At the Autumn Equinox, the days and nights are equal. It is a time of balance, but light gives way to increased darkness. It is the second harvest, and the Goddess mourns her fallen consort, but the emphasis is on the message of rebirth that can be found in the harvest seeds. It is a good time to walk the forests, gathering dried plants for use as altar decorations or herbal magick. Cornbread and cider are good additions to festivities and fall leaves make good altar decorations.
Other Names: Autumn Equinox, Fall Equinox, Second Harvest, Festival of Dionysus, Wine Harvest, Alban Elfed, Cornucopia
Meaning: Celebrating the second harvest, Balance, Honoring the aging deities, Honoring the spirit world, Darkness overtaking light, Celebration of wine
Lore: A traditional practice is to walk in wild places and forests, gathering seed pods and dried plants. Some of these can be used to decorate the home; others saved for future h
Sabbat Recipes: LithaSabbat Recipes: Litha3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
INCLUDED: Buckeyes | Zucchini Casserole
1 pound melted margarine
2 1/2 pounds smooth peanut butter
3 pounds powdered sugar
36 ounces semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips
1 square of cooking paraffin
To make the insides: Mix the margarine, peanut butter, and powdered sugar together in a large mixing bowl. It will be thick and heavy. Roll the mixture into small balls about 3/4 of an inch to 1 inch across.
Melt the chocolate (chocolate chips melt best) in a double boiler with 1 section of paraffin. Dip the balls in the chocolate mixture 3/4 of the way so they look like buckeyes. Lay them out on wax paper and let them set long enough to harden before eating.
Makes 4 dozen
5 zucchini, grated
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
Herbal Protection MixtureLunara's Herbal Protection Mixture!Herbal Protection Mixture3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
9 tbs HimalaSalt (primordial Himalayan sea salt/purest salt on earth)
3 tbs Sea salt
9 tsp rubbed sage
3 tsp basil
3 tsp thyme
3 tsp dried lavender
3 tsp dried jasmine
You can burn this as incense or keep it in a mojo bag or medicine bag on your person to ward off bad spirits and negative energies! You can also sprinkle it in your doorways and window ways to protect any bad energy from entering your home or bury a pinch in the for corners around your home to cleanse/bless it!
Don't eat it. That much salt is bad for you. Lol.
Magickal Munchy Mix3 cups honey nut chexMagickal Munchy Mix3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
3 cups crispix
3 cups cheerios
2 cups pretzel sticks
6 tbsp butter, melted
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp season salt
3/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
Say the following as you add ingredients to a ziplock bag.
Grains of the harvest (cereal and pretzels)
Fruit of the tress (nuts)
Salt of the earth (season and garlic salt)
Spice of the land (onion powder)
Milk of the animals (melted butter)
Flavor of life (Worcestershire sauce)
As these things are mixed together their flavors and magicks combine. (shake bag to combine)
Heat of the fire seals in the cheerful and joyious intentions. As I will it so mote it be. (pour contents on to a foil lined pain and place in oven)
Cook for 1 hour at 250 degrees stirring every 15 mins. Cool for 15 mins.
Our Handfasting CeremonyOur Handfasting Ceremony10 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Welcome, friends and loved ones, as we gather to celebrate the marriage of Jacob and Cindy. Divine Ones, I ask Ye to Bless this couple, their Love, and their Marriage as long as they shall live and love together. May they each enjoy a long, healthy life filled with Joy, Love, Stability and Fertility.
In all the eons, there has been no greater culmination in nature than the Union of people in Love. Since the first sparks of life began, there has been the possibility of companionship, and the possibility of loneliness. And then Nature created Love, and from such Love came Harmony.
Sadly, many humans have turned away from Nature's Love and Harmony. There is war, loneliness, desolation and the soul of Nature mourns. So when there are those of us who Love enough to make a Commitment such as the one tonight between Jacob and Cindy, the very Stars rejoice at the rediscovery of Love, Joy and Bounty.
Love has its seasons the same as does the Earth.
House WardHouse WardHouse Ward3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
First I took my goddess blessed water and drew pentacles (protection symbol) over each window and door clock wise in my home then sprayed each window and door with lavender spray and chanted:
Goddess bar the way from energy so black
Let no spirits in that would attack
Keep all energy in my home harmonized
with your perfect love and your trusting light
(at the end)
So mote it be
Wiccan SleepWeavers of the woods, put down your thread.Wiccan Sleep5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Unstitch my lashes and put yourself to bed.
Let go of my eyes.
Let go of my eyes.
Hasten to your cavern and hush your puppet's cry.
Tailors of the leaf lines hanging in the wind,
Give me feathered wings for the curl that I am in.
Snip me from the string.
Snip me from the string.
Free me from the petals so the thorns don't sting.