On 1st August we celebrated Lammas (also know as Lughnasadh). As you probably noticed, I haven’t published an article in honour to the Sabbat. And I have several reasons why. I see myself as a witch and not really as a Wiccan. Wicca is a religion, while being a witch and practicing witchcraft is more like a way of living, in my opinion. I of course do think that witches should honour the nature and its changes — what Sabbats do —, but they also interpret the changes from the aspect of the Goddess and the God. I don’t think that anything’s wrong with that, but we don’t believe in the same deities and a particular tradition may interpret the seasons, for example, very differently than another tradition. That’s why I don’t feel the connection with some of the eight Sabbats. When I realise a Sabbat is nearing, I am like “Lammas is on Wednesday. What should I do?” At the end what I did was, I lighted a candle and burned some incense, and that was kind of all. I haven’t got to the Sabbats section in my book of shadows yet, so, I admit, I wasn’t the best witch for Lammas. 😦
But all of that is going to change, soon. On The Witch of Howling Creek blog, I won a giveaway, and I shall receive Llewellyn’s Sabbats Almanac 2013. I promise I will make a review of the almanac, and show you the photos. I just hope really deeply that it won’t get lost in mail. It was ordered at Amazon.com, and I have never bought anything via the internet in my entire life (what some of you probably find absolutely horrifying :-)). I also have never received a parcel from overseas, and I just hope I will got it. Just to inform you about the almanac, this is the description from the official website Llewellyn.com:
Make the most of each season of the Witches’ year with Llewellyn’s Sabbats Almanac. Packed with rituals, rites, recipes, and crafts, this essential guide offers fun and fresh ways to celebrate the eight sacred Wiccan holidays — and enrich your spiritual life throughout the year.
Get a unique perspective on honoring the Wheel of the Year from your favorite Wiccan and Pagan authors. Plan spiritually uplifting celebrations and family activities. Perform Sabbat specific rituals and world folk rites. Whip up tasty treats and crafts as reminders of the season’s gifts and lessons. Also featured are astrological influences to help you plan rituals according to cosmic energies.
I will create more detailed review as soon as I receive the almanac. Blessed be.