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Contents: Ritual Offering Herbs |
Ritual Offering Herbs:Herbs may be used as tokens of esteem and respect for the deities and energies of the Craft.The Goddess maybe honored by herbal offerings at those phases of the moon in which her identity is that of maiden,mother,or crone.The act of dropping the herbs into the flame brings the focus of the ritual to the altar and stimulates the intimate bond between the Witch and the greater diety aspect.As plants of various kinds have customarily been offered to the Lady,herbal offerings can be especially meaningful for their particular significance and properties.For example,during the eight Sabbat Rituals,some herbs are burned and others are used as altar offerings and decorations or hung about the ritual area.
Samhain:heather,mullein,patchouli,and sage may be burned;acorns,apples,pumpkins,oak leaves,straw,broom,dittany,ferns,and flax maybe decorations.
Yule:bay,bayberry,chamomile,frankincense,rosemary,and sage may be burned;holly,juniper,mistletoe,moss,oak,pine cones,cedar,evergreen,and blessed thistle may be decorations.
Imbolc:basil,bay,benzoin,and celandine may be burned;angelica,myrrh,yellow flowers,and white flowers may be decorations.
Ostara:calendine,cinquefoil,jasmine,rose,tansy,and violets may be burned;acorn,crocus,daffodil,dogwood,honeysuckle,iris,lily,and strawberry may be decorations.
Beltane:almond,ash,cinquefoil,frankincense,marigold,meadowsweet,and woodruff may be burned;angelica,bluebells,daisy,hawthorn,ivy,lilac,primrose,and rose may be decorations.
Litha:chamomile,cinquefoil,elder flower,fennel,lavender,mugwort,thyme,and vervain may be burned;hemp,larkspur,pine,rose,St.John's Wort,and wisteria may be decorations.
Lughnassadh:cornstalks,heather,frankincense,and wheat may be burned;acacia flowers,corn ears,hollyhock,myrtle,oak leaves,and wheat may be decorations.
Mabon:benzoin,marigold,myrrh,sage,and thistles may be burned;acorns,asters,ferns,honeysuckle,milkweed,mums,oak leaves,pine,and rose may be decorations.
In the Bible,the gift of Cain was rejected by the Judaic god because at the time the Bible was written(625 B.C.E.) it was gift recognized as being suited to the Goddess.1
1: see p.62~64.Chapter 3.Witches and Herbs.under title "Herbs In Rituals",from Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft by Aoumiel, Ann Moura,Edition: illustrated,Published by Llewellyn Worldwide,1996,ISBN 1567186904, 9781567186901.
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