Beltane: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for May Day by Melanie Marquis

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Read Beltane: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for May Day Online Free - Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials series explores the old and new ways of celebrating the seasonal rites that are the cornerstones in the witch’s year. A well-rounded introduction to Beltane, this attractive book features rituals, recipes, lore, and correspondences. It includes hands-on information for modern celebrations, spells and divination, recipes and crafts, invocations and prayers, and more! In agricultural societies, Beltane marked the start of the summer season. We all have something we want to harvest by the end of the year—plans we are determined to realize. Beltane is the time to put our plans into action, and this book will show you how. 

Title : Beltane: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for May Day
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ISBN : 0738741930
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 pages


MeriBeth rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 23, 2014

Part of Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials series, Beltane focuses on the initial summer festival. First, however, you must slog your way through a general history of the wheel of the year and how this wheel effects modern neo-pagans throughout the year and the differences between the Northern and Sou...

Jillyn rated it ★★★★☆

May 21, 2015

The second book in Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials series is Beltane by Melanie Marquis. Beltane is generally thought of as the first day of summer on the pagan calendar. Like the first book, this book is in a very easy navigate format, with just six simple chapters: Old Ways, New Ways, Spells &...

Cindy rated it ★★★☆☆

March 06, 2015

I thought this was an interesting book to learn more about the celebration of Beltane. I'm not a witch but have always found some of the practices and celebrations fascinating. As a Catholic, I enjoyed seeing the similarities in the customs of May Day. May is the month of Mary in the church and w...

Kathy rated it ★★★☆☆

March 12, 2018

Read this mostly for the recipes and crafts, but found some other interesting bits along the way.

Valerie rated it ★★★☆☆

January 14, 2015

This review can also be read at Witch, Wine & Words. This book was provided to me by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is another book published by Llewellyn that I'll have to go back and make notes on. Everything was very clearly explained, and it'd be diff...

Tammy rated it ★★★☆☆

November 17, 2014

Ostara Rituals Recipes Lore for the Spring Equinox Paperback and Beltane Rituals Recipes and Lore for May Day are part of Llewellyn Publications new Sabbat Essentials series. They are the Martha Stewart of sabbat books, containing histories, modern celebrations, ritual ideas, divinations and spel...

Missy rated it ★★★★☆

May 08, 2016

As a complete newbie to nature based religion, this little book proved quite helpful. I enjoyed the history of how Beltane was celebrated contrasted with the way it is enjoyed now. As I have read a few of these I love the craft section and always set out to do one or two with my children.

Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!} rated it ★★★★☆

March 25, 2015

Need to be reviewed.

Amanda rated it ★★★☆☆

March 30, 2016

LOVE Beltane, did not enjoy this. =/

Tara rated it ★★★★★

April 30, 2017

LOVED this one. Looking forward to lughnasadh by the same author.

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