Bonus Post! Mabon Associations

August 28, 2008 at 3:26 pm (Autum Equinox, Books, Circle, Cleansing, Fae, Faery, Fairy, Herbs, History, Lore, Mabon, Magic, Magical Stones, pagan, prosperity, Protection, Ritual, Witch)

The sources for this information are many. I will include what I have to hand:
Net Sisters Organization

The Sabbats, a New Approach to Living the Old Ways by Edain McCoy
Trancing the Witches Wheel by Jasmine Galenorn
Celebrate the Earth by Laurie Cabot
Green Witchcraft by Ann Moura
The Witches’ God by Janet and Stewart Farrar

Altar Decorations:

  • Simple altar decorations can be obtained by taking a calm “pilgrimage” through your local woods and collecting leaves, acorns, berries, and other things symbolic of nature’s bounty.
  • Some chose to sprinkle Autumn leaves around the house and on the sides of walk ways as decoration, though this may not be convenient if one lives in the city or doesn’t enjoy the cleanup.
  • Alternately, the changing leaves can be dipped in paraffin and put on wax paper. After the leaves dry, they may be placed around the house or in large jars with sigils of protection and/or abundance carved lightly into them.
  • Candles should be brown or cinnamon.
  • Decorate circle with
    • autumn flowers
    • acorns
    • gourds
    • corn sheaves
    • fall leaves
  • Altar cloths can also be made of material with Fall designs.
  • A traditional practice is to walk wild places and forests, gathering seed pods and dried plants. Some of these can be used to decorate the home or altar

Herbs & Plants

  • Rue
  • yarrow
  • rosemary
  • marigold
  • sage
  • walnut & walnut leaves and husks
  • mistletoe
  • saffron
  • chamomile
  • almond & leaves
  • passionflower
  • frankincense
  • rose hips
  • bittersweet
  • sunflower
  • wheat
  • oak leaves
  • dried apple or apple seeds
  • acorns
  • asters
  • benzoin
  • ferns
  • honeysuckle
  • milkweed
  • mums
  • myrrh
  • pine & pine cones
  • roses
  • solomon’s seal
  • thistles
  • cedar
  • ivy
  • hazel
  • corn
  • aspen
  • autumn leaves
  • cypress cones
  • harvest gleanings
  • grains
  • roses
  • vegetables
  • tobacco
  • hops
  • vines
  • gourds
  • pumpkin
  • statice
  • hazelnut

 
Incense

  • pine
  • sage
  • sweetgrass
  • myrhh
  • marigold
  • passionflower
  • fern
  • frankincense
  • spice
  • cinnamon
  • orange
  • tangerine
  • aloe wood
  • jasmine
  • musk
  • cloves
  • benzoin,

Stones – stones ruled by the Sun will help bring the Sun’s energy to you


Colors:

  • Brown
  • Orange
  • Violet
  • Maroon
  • Russet
  • Deep Gold
  • Red
  • Gold
  • Dark Red
  • Purple
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Indigo
  • Green

Ritual Oils:

  • Apple Blossom
  • Hay/straw
  • Black Pepper
  • Patchouli
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon
  • Tangerine
  • Orange

Foods:

  • Wine
  • Grapes
  • Nuts
  • Apples
  • The gleanings of the Second Harvest corn
  • Corn bread
  • Cider
  • Beans
  • Baked Squash
  • Breads
  • Pomegranates
  • Fall Fruits
  • Corn and Wheat Products
  • Vegetables
  • Roots
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Potatoes

~Symbols:

  • Basket of Fallen Leaves
  • Pinecones
  • Sun Wheel
  • Wine
  • Wolves
  • Gourds
  • Horns of Plenty
  • Grapes
  • Vines
  • Garland
  • Burial Cairns
  • Rattles
  • Indian Corn
  • Apples
  • Cornucopia

Spell & Ritual workings:
should be those of Protection, prosperity, security, and self-confidence. Mabon is a good time to cast spells of balance and harmony. It’s also a time of change. Protection, wealth and prosperity spells including offerings to the land in preparation for cold weather and bringing in harvest are appropriate as well. Since this is a time for balance – you might include spells that will bring into balance and harmony the energies either in a room, home, or situation. Fall Equinox, also known as Mabon, occurs in the middle of September. It is the main harvest festival of the Wiccan calendar and marks the beginning of Autumn. The Goddess manifests in Her Bountiful Mother aspects. The God emerges as the Corn King and Harvest Lord.It is the festival of thanksgiving. Select the best of each vegetable, herb, fruit, nut, and other food you have harvested or purchased and give it back to Mother Earth with prayers of thanksgiving. Hang dried ears of corn around your home in appreciation of the harvest season. Do meditations and chanting as you store away food for the Winter. Do a thanksgiving circle, offering thanks as you face each direction—

  • for home, finances, and physical health North;
  • for gifts of knowledge East;
  • for accomplishments in career and hobbies South;
  • for relationships West;
  • for spiritual insights and messages Center

Rituals:

  • thanksgiving
  • harvest
  • introspection
    Ritual actions might include the praising or honoring of fruit as proof of
    the love of the Goddess and God, and a ritual sprinkling of Autumn leaves.

Deities:

  • Wine deities
  • Aging Deities.

Goddesses:

  • All Grape Goddesses
  • Akibimi (Japanese)
  • Cessair (Welsh)
  • Harmonica (Greek)
  • Mama Allpa (Peruvian)
  • Morgan (Welsh-Cornish)
  • Nikkal (Canaanite)
  • Ninkasi (Sumerian)
  • Rennutet (Egyptian)
  • Snake Woman
  • All Vegetable Goddesses
  • Anapurna (Indian)
  • Epona
  • Lilitu (Semitic)
  • Modron (Welsh)
  • The Muses
  • Ningal (Sumerian)
  • Pamona (Roman)
  • Sin (Irish)
  • Sophia (Greco-Hebraic)

Gods:

  • All Wine Gods
  • All Non-Grain Harvest Gods
  • All Gods of Fruit
  • All Gods of Abandonment
  • Dionysus (Roman)
  • Bacchus (Greek)
  • Haurun (Canaanite)
  • Hermes (Greek)
  • Great Horned God (European)
  • Hotei (Japanese)
  • Iaccus (Greco-Tuscan)
  • Mabon (Welsh)
  • Orcus (Roman)
  • Thoth (Egyptian)


Disclaimer: No one involved in this blog or its contents may be held responsible for any adverse reactions arising from following any of the instructions/recipes on this list. It is the reader’s personal responsibility to exercise all precautions and use his or her own discretion if following any instructions or advice from this blog.

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