Monday, September 22, 2008

Mabon II

Deep into the underworld we go, there are seven jewel stars that await us as gateways further into the tomb. Cloaked and ignorant with shadow we begin. With each door we are stripped of more of our mantle until we arrive baring all before the Rose Queen. Thus is how you kneel at the altar of truth in preparation of sacrifice, sacrifice of the shadowed one.

Boidh se!
-Spanish Moss

"Lost in a thicket bare-footed upon a thorned path."

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Crown Jewel
By: ME

Briar- Rose Queen
Dark mistress
Cauldron of Birth
Tomb of death
Sign at the gate
Grind the mill
With a thorn and oath
Brand the Witch Blood
All go round


Mabon is fast approaching and with it comes to mind the time of the harvest. It should be noted though that it is the time of the Second Harvest, with first being at Lughnasadh and third at Samhain. The harvest begins at one, through the next, and ending at the last. If you sit and contemplate the food harvested at each point and compare it to the Witches’ Wheel and the Sabbats much will be revealed about the nature of the spiritual self.

Lughnasadh marks the point of harvesting grain for which to make bread (hence the name Loafmas, Loaf-mass, in some traditions), from there we move to things like grapes at Mabon, and finally to the apples harvest at Samhain (and the pig slaughter).

Lets focus on Mabon though. Think about grapes and the point on the Wheel. We have on one hand a food associated with the dead, elder hood, and the underworld along with it’s derivative of wine, and we have on the other hand the giving of thanks as well as the Sun Lords descent into the underworld. I’m not going to delve into what this could mean spiritually to us on our path around the circle but instead leave off here.

Boidh se!
-Spanish Moss

"Lost in a thicket bare-footed upon a thorned path."