Mabon Chapbook Released!

The Creating New Pagan Family Traditions chapbook for Mabon went through the publishing process yesterday, and is now available on Smashwords, Amazon Kindle and at Etsy.

Mabon, also known as Alban Elfed, Harvest Home, and Second Harvest, is celebrated at the Autumnal Equinox which generally falls between the 21st and 23rd of September.

The autumnal equinox is the time of pagan thanksgiving, and we celebrate it in a similar manner. We give thanks for the wealth of the harvest, for the summer past, and ask boons for the winter ahead.


Would you like a wee sample?

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c unsalted butter, softened
1 c granulated sugar
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsps vanilla
2 c all-purpose flour
2 c whole wheat flour
2 tsps baking soda
2 tsps ground cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
1/2 tsp cocoa
1 tsp salt
2 c peeled and grated zucchini
1-1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl beat together the butter, and sugars on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one by one until completely blended, and mix in the the vanilla.

In a medium bowl, sift together the remaining dry ingredients, and add to the blended mixture and beat on low just until blended. Do not overmix. The batter will be stiff.

Add the zucchini and chocolate chips. Spoon the cookies in approximately 2 tbsp-size scoops, about 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased non-stick cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until the cookies are light golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven, let sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

We hope the kiddies like it, and that it helps you have a blessed and thankful Mabon this weekend!

Morrighan (ierne), Artemis & Draco

Lughnasadh is here… Happy Litha!

Confused yet? I am… but I’m happy to say that we’ve finished tweaking and testing and fiddling with Lughnasadh, and it’s now available on Smashwords, Etsy and soon it’ll be up on Amazon for the Kindle. Probably within another week or so, it’ll start popping up through other retailers as well.

Lughnasadh, also known as Hlaf-mass (Loaf-mass), August Eve, Tailltean Games, Lammas, and Harvest Home, is named for the Celtic God of fire and sun, Lugh.

It is the beginning of the end of summer, of the growing season, and marks the first harvest of grain, garden and orchard. It is one of the cross-quarter festivals, a Great Fire festival, where bonfires are lit to give strength to the aging sun.


Yule-Creating New Pagan Family Traditions

The girls and I have been working on the former chapbook project off and on for some time now. In the last week, we’ve polished up the Yule selection, and it’s now available through Kindle and in multi-format ebook through Smashwords.

ierne (Morrighan Corvidae) of Glas Celli presents a short handbook to introduce traditional pagan information, ritual, meal plan and activities for new pagan families.

Yule, also known as Saturnalia, Alban Huan, Sol, and Midwinter, is celebrated at the winter solstice, on or around December 21st.

It is the time of darkness, and yet a returning of the light. The night of the solstice is the longest period of darkness each year; with the breaking of dawn, the light returns a little more each day, until the summer solstice in June. It is now that the Oak King returns to defeat the Holly King, symbolically replacing the aging deity with a younger, stronger self. The son replacing the father to become the son once more, the circle of life – the wheel of the year – facilitated by the Great Mother. She has given us her greatest gift, and in exchange, we honor both herself, and her son.

I honestly can’t say when the next one will be available, but when I get a few moments of spare time, I’ll probably try and re-format the Litha chapbook for official publication as well. Should all go well, I hope to have the next one done and ready for Beltaine (which would be the Beltaine collection…)

This is also a bit of an experiment for my formatting skills… I’ve never included images in the ebooks for Belfire or myself, and Yule has an abundance of them. I’m hoping to get some constructive feedback through reviews etc.

I have to admit to having some fun tracking down open source, easy to customize coloring pages!