Updated: Apr 19, 2020
Saturday night we led the Lammas ritual at church. Traditionally, this is the corn and grain harvest. In South Florida the August harvest is guava. There was jelly for the bread that night.
We actually burned a Wicker man. I have never seen the movie. So, as I wrote the festivities, the Wicker man was used to burn away that which no longer serves us.
Using the agricultural harvest as a metaphor of the Spiritual harvest of blessings we look at our "storehouse" aka heart and make room for the bounty available. This bounty comes from the "seeds" we have planted in the Spring at Imbolc. We have nutured them through Ostara and seen them ripen at Litha. Now at Lammas they are ready to reap. The idea of reaping what you have sown should never be frightening. If it is you need to make better choices.
And so our Wicker man acted as the conduit we used to clean out our "storehouse". He took our old habits, old ideas, and old ways of thinking of things and released that energy back to the Mother. Now then, can it be transformed and sent back to us as further blessings still.
Check out this link to find out what Dahm the Bard has to say about this growing movement...
Ours was not that big lol. But we sang the song and honored the olde Gods.
And he burned up real good