Join us in celebrating Lughnasadh
After a brief overview of the Craft, for any new members, there will be a short talk about the history, folk practices and symbolism associated with this ancient festival. Participants are invited to share any relevant readings and prayers. There will be a wild-wood meditation for those who wish to take part, so please bring a cushion or mat if you prefer to sit on the floor. It is customary to ground yourself by eating and drinking after a path working session and usually I cook for the group but due to social distancing protocols I will be providing small, sealed packets of snacks and a selection of coffee, tea and herbal tea will be available for you to make yourself a hot drink. Seats will be appropriately spaced to maintain social distancing.
The lore of tree and herb is an important part of this spiritual path and will be discussed at every meeting so members can build on their knowledge. The tree most associated with this festival is the Hazel, but I gave a talk about it last year. So far, we have covered all of the Chieftain trees and the fairy triad of Oak, Ash and Thorn, so I will talk about the magical Elder tree, followed by brief talk on Lemon balm and the next five herbs of the secret wort correspondences. There will be a short, practical demonstration on how to make your own smudging stick. Participants are welcome to make their own but will be asked to bring a reel of cotton and 9 6 inch long pieces of fresh Rosemary with them.
A regular member of the Hearth, Lisa, will be giving the final talk of the evening on astrology.
I do upload some notes of my talks on to the Facebook page after the event, but please bring a journal and pen if you wish to take notes.
In order to recoup costs, a fee of £10 in cash will be payable on entry.
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Please bring a pen and notebook with you. In order to recoup costs, a fee of £10 in cash is payable on entry. I look forward to meeting you.