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Lammas sickel…

Via:Book of Shadows

Lammas: Consecrating the Ritual Sickle

What You’ll Need:

• Lammas incense
• A burning vessel (such as a deep cast-iron pot or an iron cauldron)
• Self-lighting charcoal
• Lammas oil
• Two brown taper candles
• The ritual sickle

On a table at twilight, set out the ritual objects: the sickle, the incense, oil, incense burner, and charcoal. Place the sickle between the two brown candles. Light the charcoal and when it begins to turn ash-white, sprinkle some of the incense on it. Hold the sickle blade over the smoke and say:

“I consecrate thee, O harvest hand!
Do the Mother’s work,
And scythe the land!”

Next, place the sickle back between the candles. Take out the oil and anoint the exposed silver edge of the blade with the oil, saying the incantation once again:

“I consecrate thee, O harvest hand!
Do the Mother’s work,
And scythe the land!”

Allow the sickle to rest between the two candles again. Sprinkle a dash of the incense on the coals once more and then allow the sickle to remain on the table until the candles burn completely out.




Lammas zegening….

via:Book of Shadows

Lammas: A Harvest Blessing

No matter the time of year, try this technique. Even if the ground is covered with ice and snow, the rite brings forth the energies of the Mother’s bounty.

What You’ll Need:

• Your ritual sickle
• Hot water
• 2 teaspoons fenugreek seed
• A clear, recloseable jar

Heat the water until it is just about boiling. Place the fenugreek seed into the small recloseable jar and pour the hot water over it. Allow this to steep and cool on its own, roughly 15 minutes.

Go to a garden with your sickle—and bring your fenugreek infusion as well. Within the garden, pound the handle of the sickle on the ground three times, hold it in both hands above your head and say:

“Mother of all,
Of vine and grain,
Bring forth thy bounty
In the Mighty Ones’ names!
By all thy love,
Do thou descend,
Offer thy fruits
Without end!”

Pantomime gestures of harvesting, using the sickle while waving it over the field in all directions. Then dip the tip of the blade in the fenugreek infusion and fling it toward the field, so that the fenugreek infusion sprinkles out to bless the soil.

When you are done, close the fenugreek infusion in the jar and return to your home. Strain out the infusion, allowing the seeds to remain in the jar. Close the jar back up and place it somewhere where you can see it regularly. This bottle is reputed to attract bounty, especially in the form of money. The next time you receive money, empty the jar immediately and bury the seed.



crea…/ lammas rituele sickel maken….

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Lammas: Making a Ritual Sickle

The ritual sickle is one that you can use to bless your own garden, to consecrate your harvest bounty, or use in your Lammas rituals.

What You’ll Need:

• An ordinary sickle
• ½ ounce black polyurethane paint
• ½ ounce red polyurethane paint
• A thin detailing paintbrush

For this magical tool, it is best for you to purchase a new sickle from a hardware and gardening store. Magical sickles cannot have been used for any purpose other than symbolic. If you happen to have a sickle in storage that has gone unused, then that will do as well. Use any type of sickle, either the short hand-held or the long harvesting variety.

Sharpen the blade of the sickle using a sharpening stone. When the blade is highly sharpened, paint it with the black paint, front and back. Paint the handle as well. When painting the blade, be sure to leave a thin ¼-inch margin of the sharpened silver blade edge unpainted. This margin represents the moon and the power of the goddess, who not only sows, buds, and blossoms, but who also reaps.

Wait for this to dry. Once dry, use the red paint and the thin detailing brush to apply the magical design in a line across the entire blade. The design is based on the old Greek water-wave design below. Apply the design to both sides of the blade, then set the project aside to dry for the remainder of the day. Magically charge the blade by leaving it near a window so that the moon can shine down upon it.

(sickle design in pic)





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pic by YourSweetAgony



Afbeelding…/ Lammas….

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mjam crea…/ (lammas) brood….

via:Confessions of Crafty Witches

Delicious Thank you Brian Cain
Brian Cain

Lammas Honey Bread
2 cup(s) self-rising flour
1/4 cup(s) sugar
1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
1 teaspoon(s) ginger
1 teaspoon(s) cloves $
2 whole(s) eggs
4 tablespoon(s) oil
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
1/4 cup(s) honey
1/4 cup(s) citrus juice
1 teaspoon(s) baking soda


Mix flour, spices and sugar in large mixing bowl. Make a well in center and add eggs, oil, honey, vanilla and mix well. In a small bowl add the orange juice and baking soda. Mix until you see bubbles. Add to other mixture and mix together. Pour into a greased loaf pan and cook at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.



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