Monday, September 17, 2007

    Autumnal Equinox / Mabon

    Sept. 23, 2007
    5:51 A.M. EDT, SUNDAY

    Mabon, or Autumnal Equinox, wil soon be celebrated. The Wiccan calendar contains 13 full moons (Esbats) and 8 Sabbats, or days of power, making 21 Wiccan ritual occasions. The Esbats are for celebrating the Goddess. The Sabbats mark the sun's yearly cycle and tell the story of The Wheel of the Year. On this day, the length of night time is equal to the length of daytime.

    Blessed be this season of Mabon, time of the second harvest, the harvest of fruit and wine.
    Tonight all things are in balance: Goddess and God, Life and Death, Light and Dark.
    Tonight the darkness will conquer the light, leading us deeper into the waning year.

    Mystic Journeys
    333 Merrimon Ave
    Asheville, NC
    828-253-4272 Sunday, September 23, 2007, 7:00 PM. Equinox Rite with Byron Ballard

    Event Details: "Modron's Children: a Celebration of the Second Harvest"

    Modern Pagan practice in the West often honours the Autumnal Equinox as the second of three harvest festivals. Come learn the lore of Mabon and dance the Harvest Ring! This will be a joyous rite as we bid farewell to Summer's bounty and prepare ourselves for the time of introspection that leads us to the final harvest at Samhain. We will begin promptly at 7, so please arrive in time to get ready. Ritual dress is always a beautiful addition to any rite but not required. A love offering will be collected for use of the space. RSVP for Mabon Ritual | Co-sponsored by CERES

    Blessed Mabon