Lughnasad / First Harvest - July 25, 2019, 7pm-9pm

Lughnasad / First Harvest - July 25, 2019, 7pm-9pm

Classes With Meagan Angus

Regular price $30.00 Sale


The Wheel of the Year continues to turn with the great Cross-Quarter Sabbat Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas.

Named for the Irish God Lugh, this holiday marks the 1/2 way point between Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox. Lugh is a Storm and Sun God with skills like crafting, fighting, musical artistry, and sorcery, and he wins the gift of agriculture for the Tuatha Dé Danann in battle.

The holiday is also known as Lammas, which means loaf. Lammas Season comes to us at the hottest part of the year. It marked the beginning of the harvest season for ancient peoples in the Northern Hemisphere.

But we can see this miracle of abundance in our modern world right now. Here in the Americas, the grain harvest has begun in the South and will continue up the continent until it arrives in Canada in mid-August. Green Corn Ceremony will be held by Indigenous tribes all over the country. For modern Witches and Pagans, this is a time to step into our power and begin harvesting and sharing the gold in our lives (hint: it starts with knowing how to identify it!)

In this 2 hour lecture, we'll look at the origins of this ancient fiery Sabbat celebrating the bounty of the Earth.

But the work isn't done after one night! We'll take a look at what we can expect for the coming 6-7 weeks of Lammas season, learn how you can observe this time of abundance for yourself or with your community, and get ready to Do The Work.

  • Seating is limited to 25 students.
  • Classes take place at Mortlake & Co. Bookstore and Art Gallery
  • 121 Prefontaine Place in Pioneer Square
  • Thursday, July 25, 7pm-9pm
  • In the eight-part Wheel of the Year series, educator Meagan Angus provides tools and guidance toward reconnecting with these natural rhythms and reclaiming our relationship to ourselves via the Wiccan sabbats. During the lively two-hour classes in a relaxed setting held at Mortlake & Co. in downtown Seattle, students come away with a better understanding of the sabbats observed by Witches through lectures on the cosmic interplay that occurs during astrological, astronomical, and meteorological shifts, the effects these events have on us, and the common threads in traditional observances around the world, both modern and ancient.

    There is no beginning nor end to The Wheel -- it spins eternally. By learning how to mark these eight cyclical celebrations along the rotation, we also mark our own life cycles as well as gain an empathetic view for each other. The Sabbats covered in the series are: Yule/Winter Solstice, Imbolc/Candlemas, Ostara/Spring Equinox, Beltane/May Day, Litha/Summer Solstice, Lammas/Lughnasadh, Mabon/The Witch’s Thanksgiving, and Samhain/Hallowe’en. Students should feel free to jump in at any time. Each class includes a 12+ page booklet containing lecture points regarding the covered Sabbat, along with a six-week calendar of concurrent international observances (Pagan and multi-denominational), recommended Tarot for meditation, advice on establishing the holiday in your own life, and a bibliography for further reading. Topics covered in the lecture, generally:
    • A look at the history of the holiday from a modern Pagan/Witch/Magickian standpoint
    • Comparison of concurrent holidays in other religions and traditions, with a heavy emphasis on myths, deities, archetypal themes, and symbolism
    • The significant astrology of the season, especially lunar
    • Astronomical and geological events concurrent with the season
    As well, we’ll discuss ways to bring this information into your personal spiritual practice, including:
    • Suggestions for creating an altar
    • Common and traditional forms and methods of observance
    • Meditations for ritual use
    • Correlating herbs, crystals, Tarot, colors, and more
    Within the class setting, there will be an altar set up relating to the Sabbat for demonstrative purposes as well as participatory. You are encouraged to bring items to add to the altar to energetically charge. Started on Lughnasadh 2015, the Wheel of the Year classes taught by Meagan are currently held from 7pm to 9pm at the beautiful Mortlake & Co. esoteric bookstore and art gallery, in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. Enjoy extremely easy access to public transportation and free parking.
    Mortlake & Co. is a lovely occult bookstore and art gallery run by William Kiesel, the wizard behind Seattle's Texts and Traditions Colloquium. It is near dozens of bus lines as well as the light rail. There is also free parking in front of the store at 7PM.
    I will burn incense made from natural resins (no synthetics).
    There will be water available. There is a bathroom in the building. The bookstore is ADA accessible, but there is a 4" step into the gallery area where the lecture is. You can see and hear everything from the bookstore side.