Lughnasadh, or Lammas, is one of the eight so called Celtic festivals, traditionally associated with the first of August. It originated as a feast celebrating the Irish deity of light, Lugh, later encompassing all harvest godheads, honouring the beginning of the reaping season with community gatherings and markets.

This is the climax of warmth and luminosity, exuberance and performance. It is as well the funerary feast of the god of light, which also involves acknowledging cold and darkness, the other polarity of the cycle. When life appears to be at its peak on one side, death is thriving on the other.

Hence at Lughnasadh, as in all truly holistic celebrations, all polarities are encompassed, with everyone and everything, holy and profane, finding their sacred space on the wheel of existence.
 

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Comment by Charlie on August 1, 2011 at 1:43pm

I hope you don't mind, but I've copied this blog and shared it in our group 'Magic Makers'  http://community.humanityhealing.net/group/magicmakers 

I've given you full credit, I just wanted to share this information with our members there 

 

Namaste, Charlie

 

Comment by Manju on July 31, 2011 at 8:32am
Gratitude Franco. May I add that Lugh's name means "The Shining One"-master of many crafts including art, poetry and healing. He is the master to call upon when we need help when we are mastering anything.
Happy Llamas day!
Peace and Love,
Eli
Comment by RaK on July 30, 2011 at 6:25pm
Beautiful, so well said, thank you for taking the time to share with us, Namaste.

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