Wiccan/Pagan Lore
Lughnasa (Lammas) Lore

Assemblies on hilltops are a traditional part of the Lugnnasa proceedings

Midsummer Bonfire

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     Copyright © 2003 C.C Brondwin
The Midsummer fire had particular characteristics. It was constructed in a round shape on a sacred spot near a holy well, on a hilltop, or on a border of some kind. Such liminal sites were sacred to the Celts, who counted any boundary a magical place between places, giving entrance to and from the Otherworld. The fire was lit at sunset on Midsummer Eve, either with needfire kindled by the friction of two pieces of oak, or with a twig of gorse, itself a plant sacred to the sun. In parts of England it was the convention on St. John's Eve to light large bonfires after sundown to ward off evil spirits. This was known as "setting the watch." A Tudor poem declared:


This Short Guide to Midsummer Bonfire Lore,
plus much more, can be found here: 


Maiden Magick
Maiden Magick

     by C C Brondwin
Chock full of Goddess information, personal encouragement, and hip humor, this book speaks directly to the teen reader, embracing and honoring her as a true Spiritual Seeker drawn to the Goddess tradition and eager to learn to walk her path. Maiden Magick answers that often-voiced need from today's teens for a clear, step-by-step guidebook to Goddess spirituality and Celtic magick. Author C.C. Brondwin was raised by healers and mystics in the ancient Clan tradition, and she learned her craft as it was handed down from mother-to-daughter. She serves as the teen's personal Elder, or Celtic Clan Mother and delivers one-on-one instruction with compassion, respect, and a dash of playful humor for a teen embarking on the novice phase of her lifelong spiritual journey. The teen apprentice is encouraged to believe in herself and her own natural powers, and to walk the Goddess path with confidence.

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