A WITCHY AUTUMN ON OUR MINDS...
Believe it or not, as I write this, it is August 1st. Before you know it, pumpkins will be sitting on our porch, baking in our ovens, and the Autumn flurry will be upon us. Truly the Season of the Witch.
One of my favorite authors, Ellen Dugan, wrote her feelings of the Autumn Season [seen below], which includes Lughnasadh, Mabon and Samhain. An excerpt from her book, "Autumn Equinox: The Enchantment of Mabon" is shown below, after this paragraph. She states throughout the book that Mabon is her favorite Sabbat and to be honest, I wholeheartedly agree with her. Autumn/Fall is my absolute FAVORITE time of year with Mabon being my utmost favorite Sabbat. Below are her words, taken from her book as listed above:
"The Autumn Equinox has to be one of my all-time favorite sabbats. Why? Probably because it's such a quiet yet profound holiday. This is a magickal holiday that is not overshadowed by commercialism. In recent years, some folks began to refer to this holiday as the 'forgotten sabbat,' which mystifies me. How can it be forgotten when the change in the air, the turning leaves, and the shortening days are doing everything possible to catch your attention?
This is a sensual time of year. You can see the leaves start to change on the trees, you can feel the snap in the evening air and the dew that soaks through your shoes on the morning grass. You can hear the cries of migratory birds as they start to move their way to their winter homes.
Just stop and smell the spicy scent of the fall flowers as the color whifts in the garden from pastel to deep jewel tones and fabulous textures. Taste the apples that are in season and experience the magick of this glorious time of year, for the season of the Witch has begun!
The fall, as far as I'm concerned, is the most bewitching time of the year."
This section on our website here at UTNM, is EVERYTHING AUTUMN! You'll find a lot here, including some awesome recipes you have to try out for you and your family. Make sure you meander through our store to see some of our Samhain and Fall offerings to get your Autumn off to a great start!