Some Decisions to Be Made About Where to Hold Gatherings

Today I am having a fibromyalgia flare as well as healing from falling in my front door as opposed to walking in because Star, my familiar, cut through my legs instead of coming in beside me after her bathroom break. I broke the fall with my hands so I didn’t do a face plant onto the tile entranceway.

Thank you very much for your, support, understanding, and patience while I am doing all the posts on my tablet. A huge thanks for the prayers, candles being lit, and donation to make it possible to get a dell desktop with monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers that will be my super hacked laptop!!! The computer etc should be here September 18th to the 23rd. I’m asking my patron God, Ra, and goddesses, Luna and Gaia for it to get here tomorrow. If anyone wants to ask for my computer to be delivered tomorrow. I can post so much more when I get it.

I am still working on possibly getting a different chatroom for gatherings. Another thought is just using Skype for gatherings we can have 50 people on the conference call, a person can attend either through video or just vocally, instead of those at the gathering waiting without seeing anything as the gathering leader casts the circle, calls the watchtowers if they choose to, the ritual/ceremony attendees can work the ritual/ceremony at the same time as the leader is doing it. Heart’s Spirit Coven can be more interactive besides being virtually face to face. Another idea is using the Zoom app which I am told has better privacy for conference calls. I’ll be giving you more information about Zoom later this week after I research it. After I have researched the Zoom app I will be putting up a poll to find out what people perfer.

Lammas/Lughnasadh Blessing

Lammas History: Welcoming the Harvest

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Updated April 29, 2019

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, the hot days of August are upon us, much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner. Apples are beginning to ripen in the trees, our summer vegetables have been picked, corn is tall and green, waiting for us to come gather the bounty of the crop fields. Now is the time to begin reaping what we have sown, and gathering up the first harvests of grain, wheat, oats, and more.

This holiday can be celebrated either as a way to honor the god Lugh, or as a celebration of the harvest.

Celebrating Grain in Ancient Cultures

Grain has held a place of importance in civilization back nearly to the beginning of time. Grain became associated with the cycle of death and rebirth. The Sumerian god Tammuz was slain and his lover Ishtar grieved so heartily that nature stopped producing. Ishtar mourned Tammuz, and followed him to the Underworld to bring him back, similar to the story of Demeter and Persephone.

In Greek legend, the grain god was Adonis. Two goddesses, Aphrodite and Persephone, battled for his love. To end the fighting, Zeus ordered Adonis to spend six months with Persephone in the Underworld, and the rest with Aphrodite.

A Feast of Bread…

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