Monday, August 3, 2015

I Feel Better Now!

Greetings, once again.

The other day, I was feeling bad that I hadn't gotten around to making any Lammas or even blue moon posts, but then I happened upon this in my newsfeed: Why I'm Boycotting Lughnasadh

I feel much better about not observing most of the holidays now. I agreed with a lot of what the author said, especially about how some rituals are escapist. It does seem that, even when rituals are done outdoors, there is a disconnect between what we tell ourselves the day is about and what is actually happening in nature around us.

I am guilty of this, too. I mean, how in-season is the produce I incorporate into my recipes, really? How local is it? Probably not very. I am trying to harmonize my body with the cycles of nature and the seasons, but why? Shouldn't my body already be that way? Has our modern world messed with us that much? Eep!

Read the article and let me know what you think.


Sissy Witch said...

Great article and I can see the authors point and in many ways I agree. I have already decided to totally ditch the Gaelic/Celtic and modern Pagan ideals for holidays and just celebrate what Earth and the cosmos are doing at this time. No, there is not much grain to harvest in Western Montana, but I have just recently started getting zucchini from my garden. The pumpkins are coming along nicely and, if we get a few more hot days, I might get some corn. It is the time of year that I am starting to see the fruits of my hard work in the garden. Also, in the central part of the state where I grew up, the ranchers are in a lull between the first and second cutting of alfalfa. Yes. These are regional examples, but no matter where we are geographically Lammas is halfway between the summer/winter solstice and the fall/spring equinox. The Wheel is turning. To me, simply marking the passage of time in rhythm with nature is what makes our holydays holy.

Nar said...

Well said! Thank you.