Lughnasadh—also known as Lammas—is the beginning of the harvest season, marking the point where the first fruit of the land has ripened. This guide to Lughnasadh shows you how to perform rituals and work magic around the gratitude we feel for plans that have come to fruition and explore themes of fertility, protection, and reflection.
Lughnasadh is book #4 in Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials series which explores the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones of the witch’s year. The entire series is available at Illuminations.
Melanie Marquis is the founder of the United Witches global coven and the organizer of Denver Pagans. She has written for Circle, Pentacle, and the American Tarot Association. Melanie’s books include Llewellyn’s Little Book of Moon Spells, The Witch’s Bag of Tricks, A Witch’s World of Magick, Beltane, and Lughnasadh. She is the cocreator of the Modern Spellcaster’s Tarot and the coauthor of Witchy Mama. Melanie lives in Denver, Colorado.