Celtic celebrations, Earth Medicine, Hedgewitch, Lughnasadh

(Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

For your Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) rituals, consider crafting your own loose incense for burning in your altar cauldron or in an outdoor bonfire. Scott Cunningham suggested this classic recipe in his 1986 book The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews: 2 parts* Frankincense resin (see note on PARTS below) 1 part Heather 1 part… Continue reading (Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

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Earth Medicine, Hedgewitch, Herbalism, Wise Woman Bean Gealach

Honey Infusions with Herbs and Florals

Growing up in a big city, I can't remember having local raw unpasteurized honey at home. I do remember, however, my first taste of honeycomb as a child, at the Agricultural Building at Toronto's summer CNE (Canadian National Exhibition), both surprised and fascinated by the taste and the glorious beauty of the natural honeycomb. In… Continue reading Honey Infusions with Herbs and Florals

Earth Medicine, Healing, Hedgewitch, Herbalism, Mother Earth, Sacred Land, Shamanism, Spirituality, Witchy Ways

Creating a Relationship with your Plant Allies

A member of our Wise Woman Bean Gealach Circle recently asked about working with Clover as a plant ally, and what that meant.  I responded on a herbal/medicinal level but also suggested I would post separately about what it means to work with our Plant Allies from a shamanic perspective, not just a medicinal one.… Continue reading Creating a Relationship with your Plant Allies

Celtic celebrations, Earth Medicine, Energy, Hedgewitch, Mother Earth, Wheel of the Year

Embracing Autumn: entraining with Mother Earth

I am currently participating in a #100DaysOfRitual challenge on Instagram (you can follow me there @innerjourneyevents or follow my challenge posts by using the tag #IJE100DaysOfRitual). I love this challenge, as I get to share not just the special rituals I follow (such as those at the Full or New Moon, or on special days… Continue reading Embracing Autumn: entraining with Mother Earth

Affirmations, Altars, Blessings, Celtic celebrations, Hedgewitch, Lughnasadh, Magic, Pagan, Rituals and Ceremonies, Sacred Space, Soul Questions, Wiccan, Witch, Witchy Ways

A Lughnasadh ritual for Abundance and Rebirth

I love this quote from Henry David Thoreau, which - for me at least - perfectly captures my thoughts about Lughnasadh and other harvest festivals... that true abundance is intangible and that we are a speck in the immense cosmos around us, a piece of stardust in the human form. “The true harvest of my life… Continue reading A Lughnasadh ritual for Abundance and Rebirth

Altars, Blessings, Celtic celebrations, Divine Feminine, Divine Masculine, Goddess, Hedgewitch, Lughnasadh, Pagan, Rituals and Ceremonies, Shamanism, Spirituality, Wheel of the Year, Wiccan, Witch, Witchy Ways

Celebrating Lughnasadh, the first Celtic harvest

Lughnasadh — also known as Lammas — is coming very soon. It is one of four cross-quarter days in the Celtic Wheel of the Year (the others are Samhain, Imbolc and Beltaine) and is normally celebrated on August 1st in the Northern Hemisphere. In Celtic traditions, the day starts at sunset so the festivities typically… Continue reading Celebrating Lughnasadh, the first Celtic harvest

Aromatherapy, Celtic celebrations, Essential Oils, Hedgewitch, Lughnasadh, Pagan, Rituals and Ceremonies, Wiccan, Witch, Witchy Ways

(Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh

For your Lughnasadh (aka Lammas) rituals, consider crafting your own loose incense for burning on your altar or in a bonfire. Scott Cunningham suggested this recipe in his book The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews: 🌿 2 parts* Frankincense resin 🌿 1 part Heather 🌿 1 part Apple blossoms (or dried Apple pieces)… Continue reading (Wild)Craft a loose incense for Lughnasadh