Calendar of the Sun for August 27

Calendar of the Sun

27 Weodmonath

Phallogia

Color: Flesh
Elements: Fire and Earth
Altar: Upon a cloth the color of rosy flesh, place seven phallus-shaped candles of different colors, a tall glass of frothy white liquid, and many carved and shaped phalluses of many different materials, sizes and colors. There should be as many as there are people in the House. Have also baskets of phallus-shaped breads and pastries.
Offering: Take a phallus with you to bed, and sleep with it, warming it with your body.
Daily Meal: Phallic foods – long breads and pastries, long root vegetables, sausages.

Phallogia Invocation

As the trees stretch toward the Sun,
As the leaves burst forth on the branch,
As the grass thrusts to the sky,
As the pod explodes its seeds,
As the stamen lifts its pollen,
As the bird leaps for the heavens,
As the mountains heave toward the clouds,
As the lightning strikes the ocean,
As the wave swells forth toward the shore,
As the wind penetrates our lungs,
We honor today the leaping forth
Of the male principle,
And its symbol carved in flesh
And in many other places.
Hail, Priapus, Giver of Fertility,
Source of the Seeds of Life.
May we all share your boundless enthusiasm,
Your untamed vigor,
And your ecstasy as you wither and fall.

(Each should approach the altar and select one of the phalluses, which should then be taken to their bed and tucked in. Tonight, each will sleep with the phallus, warming it with their bodies, and they shall be returned to the altar the following morning upon sunrise.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Seasons of the Witch!

Seasons of the Witch!
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Tibet: Buddhist monks in Tibet hold the annual Butter Lamp Festival to render demons powerless and secure the favor of the Gods. Yak-butter sculptures of Buddhist heroes are marched through the streets while uttering sacred chants. After the march, the sculptures are tossed into the waters of a river.

Slavic Pagan: Strinennia. Clay images of larks were made, their heads smeared with honey and stuck with tinsel. They were carried around the village amidst the singing of vesnjanki, invocations to Spring. Birds were thought to bring the Spring with them upon their return. Children were given pastries shaped like birds to toss into the air while saying “The rooks have come.”. Sometimes the pastries were tied to poles in the garden. The baking of these pastries was to ensure that the birds would return.

1497: Nicolaus Copernicus 1st recorded astronomical observation,

1957: 8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska

 
GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/earthmoonandsky/
Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!