Autumn Equinox

The enchantment of Mabon

Ellen Ducan

218 Pages, ISBN 978 0 7387 0624 5     
Llewellyn Publications, 2011     

Celebrate Mabon, Harvest Festival of the Vine

Mabon, the Autumn Equinox, is a magickal time of balance and plenty. It´s a time to celebrate the earth´s bounty and to be thankful for the harvest that will sustain us through the coming winter. Autumn Equinox will help you deepen your understanding of Mabon and discover new ideas for honoring this ancient fall holiday. This delightful guidebook is overflowing with rituals, spells, recipes, crafts, and customs to celebrate the most colorful and bewitching season of the year.

Harvest Myths and Stories
John Barleycorn and the Lord of the Harvest - Herne the Stag King - Pomona, Roman Goddess of Apples - Demeter´s Descent to the Underworld Recast - Persephone´s Story

Fall Magic and Divination
Apple Magick - Autumn Feary Meditation - Scarecrow Protection Magick - Calling on Blackbirds for Skill and Cunning

Seasonal Crafts
Grape Wreaths and Lighted Fall Garlands - Herbal Soaps - Leafy Luminaries - Baby Boo and Ghost Pumpkin Centerpieces

Harvest Goodies and Treats
Harvest Apple Upside Down Cake - Shoepeg Corn Casserole - Rosemary Garlic Potatoes - Dora´s Grape Jelly

Mabon Rituals and Traditions
Equinox Candle Ritual for Balance - Harvest Moon Rite - Ritual to Dionysus, God of the Vine

Elle Dugan (Missouri), commonly known as the "Garden Witch," has practiced Witchcraft for almost twenty years, She is an experienced lecturer and Master Gardener, and contributes frequently to Llewellyn´s almanacs on Witchcraft, magic, and herbs. She is also the author of Garden Witchery, Cottage Witchery, Elements of Witchcraft, and 7 Days of Magic.

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