Category Lammas/Late Summer

Beginning Again

I have often felt the Season of Lammas as a beginning: perhaps it is all the black fabric and ribbons I use for decoration and expressing the celebration of the waxing dark. Black offers such a fresh start, a total dissolving, all slips away and new formation is possible: a merciful immersion. This poem below […]

Dedication to Larger Deeper Self

for Lammas Moment – 4th February in the Southern Hemisphere …

Lammas/Imbolc Earth Moment

In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the Season of the waxing dark … we are transitioning to the cross-quarter moment between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox: it is the time to celebrate and nurture the new dark, and our native allurement to the Dark whence we come and to whom we return. At my place […]

Sacrifice is to Make Sacred in GoddessSpeak

In this season of Lammas: contemplating “making sacred”/sacrifice. The “making sacred”/sacrifice of Goddess is very different from the “sacrifice” demanded by patriarchal cosmology. The kind of “sacrifice” demanded by the father god of Christian cosmology, for example, may leave nothing for the self – it is an abnegation of the self. Whereas in Goddess cosmology […]

Making Sacred: Space for the Not-Yet

It seems timely … as well as Seasonal (for both Hemispheres): as published in Goddess Pages issue 6. As the Wheel turns into Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the Seasonal Moment of Lammas in the Southern Hemisphere. For those in the planet’s South, Earth’s tilt is delivering the post-Summer Solstice welcoming of the new Dark, the […]

Lammas Dedication

In Lammas ceremony as it has been done in MoonCourt, each participant has been invited by Dark Ancient Creative and Compassionate One to make a dedication to Deep Self. She says: “Step forward, one at a time, as you are ready, offer your bread figure, and speak if you wish. What would you surrender for transformation? […]

Lammas – the Sacred Consuming

Lammas may be summarised as the Season that marks and celebrates the Sacred Consuming, the Harvest of Life: as it is in PaGaian Cosmology. Many Indigenous cultures have recognised the grain itself, or any food, as Mother … Corn Mother being one of those images – She who feeds the community, the world, with Her […]

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