Light the fires of celebrationwith Beltane's invigorating energy
Beltanealso known as May Dayis a time of fertility and growth. As the start of the summer season, Beltane is the perfect time to put plans into action. This guide to the history and modern celebrations of Beltane shows you how to perform rituals and work magic for protection, abundance, and more.
Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials explore the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones of the witch's year.
About the Author
Llewellyn Publications has grown and expanded into new areas of personal growth and transformation since it began as the Portland School of Astrology in 1901. Along with the strong line of astrology books the company was founded upon, Llewellyn publishes books on everything from alternative health and healing, Wicca and Paganism, to metaphysics and the paranormal-and since 1994 has published a growing list of Spanish-language titles. Llewellyn has long been know as one of America's leading publishers of New Age books, producing a wide variety of valuable tools for transformation of the mind, body and spirit. Reach for the Moon-and discover that self-help and spiritual growth is what Llewellyn is all about.
Melanie Marquis is the founder of the United Witches global coven and the organizer of Denver Pagans. She has written for Circle , Pentacle , and the American Tarot Association. Melanie's books include The Witch's Bag of Tricks , A Witch's World of Magick , Beltane , and Lughnasadh . She is the cocreator of the Modern Spellcaster's Tarot and the coauthor of Witchy Mama . Melanie lives in Denver, Colorado. Visit her online at www.MelanieMarquis.com.~
Table of Contents
Contents Series Introduction . . . 1 Old Ways . . . 13 New Ways . . . 41 Spells and Divination . . . 71 Recipes and Crafts . . . 95 Prayers and Invocations . . . 133 Rituals of Celebration . . . 151 Correspondences for Beltane . . . 179 Further Reading . . . 191 Bibliography . . . 193 Endnotes . . . 207 Index . . . 209