July 1, 2005
Autumn Equinox: The Enchantment of Mabon
By Ellen Dugan
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (June 2005)
Pages: 208 - Price: $14.95
Review by Lee Prosser - firstname.lastname@example.org
Considered the magickal time of plenty and balance, Mabon is a time for celebration in many Pagan circles. Whether you are a Pagan, a Witch, a Wiccan, or an individual who enjoys a good reading adventure, this is a book for you!
This is both a history and a guidebook. There are rituals, spells, recipes, crafts, and customs. Among the enjoyable reading is the following: Harvest myths and stories, tales about Herne the Stag King, Pomona the Roman Goddess of Apples, and Persephone's story. Fall magick and divination which covers apple magick, autumn faery meditation, and other magick forms. Season crafts are also covered as are harvest goodies and treats with such items as Shoepeg corn casserole and rosemary garlic potatoes. Dugan also delves into Mabon rituals and traditions.
The Mabon rituals and traditions section includes a harvest moon rite. There is also an equinox candle ritual for balance and a ritual to Dionysus who is known as the God of the Vine.
The author, Ellen Dugan, lives in Missouri with her family and is known as the Garden Witch for almost twenty years. A master gardener, she also lectures and writes about herbs. Ellen Dugan is the author of Garden Witchery, Cottage Witchery, Elements of Witchcraft, and 7 Days of Magic.
An enjoyable book, there is much to learn about Mabon in it. Highly interesting!
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