Lammas – Goddess Demeter Harvest Ritual – Coven of the Goddess

Lammas – Goddess Demeter Harvest Ritual

Lammas Ritual

Lammas – Goddess Demeter Harvest Ritual

Hand Maiden will outline the perimeter of Circle with corn and seed. Place gold cloth on the altar and garnish with harvest vegetables and fruits. Place Demeter Oil, seeds and one muslin pouch on altar for every sister in circle.

Coven Members needed:

  • High Priestess
  • Crone
  • Handmaiden
  • Summoner:
  • East Watchtower
  • South Watchtower
  • West Watchtower
  • North Watchtower

All will cast circle

High Priestess

Story of Demeter

High Priestess

Time moves forever forward and again the wheel has turned bringing us First Harvest. A time when we think about sacrifices and reborn hope. A time when we reflect on what we have sown by what we reap. A time when we gather our memories, and those lessons we have learned, we plan for the future.”

Maiden

Dedicate Demeter Oil

Demeter, goddess of the fertile fields, and Demeter, cause of famine in your grief. Grant us wisdom. Let us harvest the knowledge of your abundant power that runs through our veins. Let us see with your eyes, hear with your ears, touch with your hands and kiss with your lips

Bless and dedicate all with Demeter Oil and pentacle over third eye chakra as Crone reads

Crone

Above all, celebrate Her ritual. Pay your yearly tribute to the Corn-goddess. A sacrifice in Circle, just at the close of summer when fall has cleared the sky. Oh then the lambs are fat, then are wines most mellow. Sweet then is sleep, and rich on mountains lie the shadows. Let all your maidens worship the Corn-Goddess. For her, fresh be the bread and sweet be the wine. Dance the circle three times round the young crop, feted by all your maidens accompanying it in a body. Let them call to Her with a shout, and let nobody lay sickle to the ripe corn till in her honor, the Maidens dance and sing in celebration.

All dance the witches song three times around the fire passing the wine

High Priestess

The cultivation of self is one’s greatest crop. To honor one’s self is to honor the Goddess. To grow and be true to one’s desires is a fruitful life. Let all who wish to honor their harvest do so now in toast, thanks and cheer.”

All share the victories they’ve celebrated the past year, sharing wine

Mother

Take seeds from altar and dedicate

Goddess Demeter, as the winds blow through the ripened fields let loosened seeds fall upon the Earth. Cover them in times of storm, protecting and nourishing them. May they sprout again next Spring, beginning life anew again. Blessed be this Harvest Night, The Givers and the gift

East

Guardian of the East, grant us knowledge to tend our seeds.

All dedicate seeds to East

South

Guardian of the South, grant us courage to tend our seeds.

all dedicate seeds to South

West

Guardian of the West, grant us wisdom to tend our seeds.

all dedicate seeds to West

North

Guardian of the North, grant us grounding to tend our seeds.

All dedicate seeds to North

Maiden

Take grains from altar and dedicate

Blessed be this Harvest Night, the sacrifice and the toll. Weed out and leave behind that which stunts the growth. Let our lives be a blessing to the Earth that sustains us, and to all the creatures that live in Her light.

Share grains with all for their sacrifice to fire one by one as they state what they wish to overcome

High Priestess

Our Goddess has pleasured herself with sun and season. We have been blessed with harvest and we celebrate in her splendor. May the sacred Sabbat we’ve shared tonight give strength to our path. May we may walk it without fear and always in Her light. Blessed Be and Happy Lammas.

Celebration of Circle

Wine & Cake

Blessed Be this Cake and Wine,
the Body and the Blood of the Mother
May You never hunger (passes bread) Blessed Be.
May You never thirst (passes wine) Blessed Be.

High Priestess

Gracious Goddess as we close our circle we ask that our path always be in your light.

All

All give personal thanks to the Goddess

Dismiss Watchtowers

All

The circle is open but unbroken. Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet again.

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