Our ancestors celebrated 8 points in the year using them as a
framework for their lives. The "Wheel of the Year" combines the
astronomical cycle of the solstices and equinoxes, with the turning
points of each season, marked by the Celts with the 4 Cross Quarter
festivals, formerly known as the 4 Great Fire Festivals; Imbolc,
Beltain, Lammas and Samhain. In the past huge community bonfires
were lit on hilltops, uniting communities in common focus and
celebration of their lives and the earth.
Lammas falls between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox
and celebrates the beginning of Autumn. It is the time of the grain
harvest, providing the basic food that will sustain us throughout
the winter. It is important to recognise that this grain is also
the seed that becomes next years harvest,the seed that lives
on and completes the cycle.
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This is a regular
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