By Melanie Marquis
Mild the fires of get together with Beltane’s invigorating power
Beltane—also referred to as may well Day—is a time of fertility and development. because the begin of the summer time, Beltane is the appropriate time to place plans into motion. This consultant to the background and glossy celebrations of Beltane exhibits you ways to accomplish rituals and paintings magic for defense, abundance, and extra.
Llewellyn’s Sabbat necessities discover the outdated and new methods of celebrating the seasonal rites which are the cornerstones of the witch’s 12 months.
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Beltane: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for May Day (Llewellyn's Sabbat Essentials) by Melanie Marquis