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Lammas Apple Candle Holders
Lammas Blends
Lammas Chant 1
Lammas Chant 2
Lammas Ritual
Lammas Solitary Ritual
Lammas Effects
Lammas Apple Candle Holders Fruit is often a decoration for the Lammas altar. So why not incorporate an apple or two into a candle holder? You Will Need: firm fruits knife lemon juice sprig of rosemary, basil or other fresh herb taper candle Procedure: First, you'll want to select some firm fruits. Red apples, early acorn squash, even eggplants work well -- apples seem to last the longest. Rinse and dry the fruit or vegetable thoroughly. Polish the outside with a soft cloth until the apple is shiny. Stand the apple up on its bottom, and use a knife or a corer to make a hole in the top where the stem is located. Go about halfway down into the apple so that the candle will have a sturdy base. Widen the hole until it's the same diameter as your candle. Pour some lemon juice into the hole and allow it to sit for ten minutes. This will prevent the apple from browning and softening too quickly. Pour out the lemon juice, dry out the hole, and insert a sprig of rosemary, basil, or other fresh herb of your choice. Finally, add the taper candle. Use a little bit of dripped wax to secure the taper in place. Lammas Blends Here are some recipes for blends that can be used for incense, or in any other way you choose. Remember to dilute with alcohol for incense sticks or with a carrier oil (corn or safflower) for other uses. If you cannot get the essential oil of certain herbs, you can make a herbal oil, or dry and powder the actual herb. Special Lammas Blend 1 You Will Need: 4 drops Frankincense 3 drops each of Rosemary, Thyme and Vervain 2 drops each of Allspice, Eucalyptus and Rose 1 drop Sandalwood Special Lammas Blend 2 You Will Need: 8 drops Frankincense 4 drops each of Heather, Apple and Blackberry 2 drops oak (or oakmoss) Special Lammas Blend 3 You Will Need: 3 parts Wood Aloe (or Vanilla) 1 part Allspice 1 part Frankincense 1 part Camphor Lammas Incense 1 You Will Need: Equal quantities of... Allspice Meadowsweet Sandalwood Lammas Incense 2 You Will Need: 4 parts sandalwood 3 parts rose 1 part camphor Lammas Incense 3 You Will Need: 1 part basil 1/2 part cinnamon bark 1 part coriander 2 parts goldenrod 1 part heather 1/2 part rosemary 2 parts Sweet Annie (you can use dried apple blossoms if you don't have Sweet Annie) 1 part yarrow Lammas Ritual Potpourri 1 You Will Need: 20 drops clove bud oil 25 drops sandalwood oil 1 cup oak moss 2 cups dried pink rosebuds 2 cups dried red peony petals 1 cup dried amaranth flowers 1 cup dried heather flowers Procedure: Mix the clove bud and sandalwood oils with the oak moss and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir the potpourri well and store in a tightly covered ceramic or glass container. Lammas Bread Recipe 1 You Will Need: 1/2 cup of oatmeal 1/2 cup of corn meal 2 cups of water 1 teaspoon of salt Procedure: add 1/2 cup oat meal and 1/2 cup corn meal to 2 cups cold water 1 tsp salt. Bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes to make a porridge. Add 2 tbsp butter 1/2 cup of either molasses (to make a dark bread) or honey (to make a light bread) Set aside to cool. Dissolve 1 tsp sugar in 1/2 cup lukewarm (100F) water sprinkle 1 tbsp dry yeast over top. Allow to stand for 10 minutes. When yeast is a fluffy layer on top of the water, stir briskly with a fork to mix. Add to lukewarm porridge mixture Stir in 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour. Beat vigorously for five minutes. This mixing allows gluten formation, which gives the bread a springy texture. Add another 2 1/2 cups flour. Turn dough onto a floured surface and kneed 9 minutes. Add up to another cup of flour if the dough gets sticky. Sing appropriate chants or carols while kneading. Meditate on your gratitude for the year's harvest. Shape into a smooth ball and place in a buttered bowl. Rotate dough in bowl to grease surface. Cover with a damp tea towel. Allow to rise until dough is doubled in volume (1 1/2 to 2 hours) Punch dough down and divide into five equal parts. Form each into a flat round loaf, place loaves on cookie sheets, and brush with melted butter. If desired, you can cut magical symbols into the tops of the loaves with a sharp knife. Allow to rise under the damp tea towel for another 45 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Bread will sound hollow when tapped when cooked. Brush top with melted butter and place on cake racks to cool. As you eat this bread, meditate on the gifts you've received...and on taking in and assimilating the blessings you've put into the grains...share them with others if you wish. Lammas Chant 1 Say: Hoof and Horn, Hoof and Horn, All that dies shall be re-born Corn and Grain, Corn and Grain, All that falls, shall rise again! Lammas Chant 2 Say: Hoof and Horn, Hoof and Horn, All that dies shall be re-born Corn and Grain, Corn and Grain, All that falls, shall rise again! Lammas Ritual You Will Need: sheaves of wheat, barley or oats, fruits and breads, corn dollies candles and censer circle of stones Procedure: Place upon the altar sheaves of wheat, barley or oats, fruit and breads, perhaps a loaf fashioned in the figure of the Sun or a man to represent the God. Corn dollies, symbolic of the goddess, can be present there as well. Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the Circle of Stones. Recite the Blessing Chant. Invoke the Goddess and God. Stand before the altar, holding aloft the sheaves of grain. Say: Now is the time of the First Harvest, when bounties of nature give of themselves so that we may survive. O God of the ripening fields, Lord of the Grain, grant me the understanding of sacrifice as you prepare to deliver yourself under the sickle of the goddess and journey to the lands of eternal summer. O Goddess of the Dark Moon, teach me the secrets of rebirth as the Sun loses its strength and the nights grow cold." Rub the heads of the wheat with your fingers so that the grains fall onto the altar. Lift a piece of fruit and bit, savoring it flavor. Say: I partake of the first harvest, mixing its energies with mine that I may continue my quest for the starry wisdom of perfection. O Lady of the Moon and Lord of the Sun, gracious ones before Whom the stars halt their courses, I offer my thanks for the continuing fertility of the Earth. May the nodding grain loose its seeds to be buried in the Mothers breast, ensuring rebirth in the warmth of the coming Spring. Consume the rest of the fruit. Works of magic, if necessary, may follow. Celebrate the Simple Feast. The circle is released. It is appropriate to plant the seeds from the fruit consumed in ritual. If they sprout, grow the plant with love and as a symbol of your connection with the Goddess and God. Lammas Solitary Ritual You Will Need: grain/wheat apple/fruit red cloth altar/ tree stump orange candle red candle yellow candle some sort of summer drink (lemonade, limeade) food (bread, ect.) Procedure: Cover your alter with the red cloth and place the red, orange, and yellow candle in a circle in the center. Create your circle around that. Cast the circle. Ask the gods and goddess to join you to celebrate the holiday. Then light center candles. Pick up a bit of grain and scatter it. Say: Here i stand today, the first day of the harvest season. to understand life, death, and rebirth and to give reverence to those who have endured each. To begin thanking for the grain I know hold. Pick up the fruit and take a bite then say: Say: To celebrate in the fruits of labor and the sweetness of the gods and goddess's presence. And just as the fruit ages, so does the mother, one of the three faces that she has. Place extra food on alter to be offered. Meditate on the meaning of Lammas and the struggles and hardships you have gone through. Next meditate on how you overcame this and became bountiful, or how you an pull through a hard time. Thank the God's and Goddess's and close the circle. Enjoy a meal and drink. Lammas Effects The Moon Goddess and the Sun God have both matured as they have worked very hard together to meet the goals they set at Ostara. They have both gained much wisdom and knowledge and are fully aware of their responsibilities to finish the tasks they have started. It is becoming noticeably aware, not only to the Goddess but also to the Sun God, that his powers and strength are growing weaker by the day. The Effects This Could Have On A Female: You may become very aware of your responsibilities as they become a top priority. You could find your emotions are all over the place as though someone has turned your world upside down and you are waiting to see where everything lands. You may find yourself lacking in as much patience and tolerance as you normally would have. You could have a strong need to finish off any jobs you started. You could be feeling under pressure to accomplish your goal. The Effects This Could Have On A Male: You may become very aware of your responsibilities as they become a top priority. You could find that you have a strong need to finish of all those little and large tasks you started. You may find yourself lacking in as much energy as usual and find yourself cat-napping more often. You could find that you have unexplained mood changes and you are more irritable than normal. You could be feeling under pressure to accomplish your goal. Remember to harm none!!!! Click for the Site Index