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On the Threshold of Lughnasadh/Lammas

Threshold Invocation for Lughnasadh

from A Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings, by Caitlín Matthews

To be spoken at the front door of the home on the eve of Lughnasadh (July 31), in the evening:

Lady of the Land, open the door,
Lord of the Forest, come you in.
Let there be welcome to the bountiful compassion,
Let there be welcome to the Autumn of the Year.
In fruit and grain you are traveling,
In ferment and bread you will arrive.
May the blessed time of Lughnasadh
Nourish the soul of all beings,
Bringing love and healing to all hurts.
From the heights to the depths,
From the depths to the heights,
To the wounds of every soul.

May you harvest only blessings.
May you never hunger. May you never thirst.

Blessed be.

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  • July 31, 2011, 10:59 am Sarah Preston

    Would love to know the name of the piece at 1:45 and artist. Wow.

  • July 31, 2011, 11:35 am Carey

    Lovely, Beth. Thank you! Blessings on your Lammas.


  • July 31, 2011, 12:02 pm Robin

    Lammas blessings to you, Beth. May your harvest be full of joy and bountiful. Peace, Robin

  • July 31, 2011, 12:10 pm Susan

    Thank you Beth. This is beautiful! May your Lammas be abundant and nourishing to the soul!

  • July 31, 2011, 1:37 pm Beth

    Sarah .. thank you for asking.. I did a little hunting around, thanks to the fantastic image search engine, Tin Eye, and Google’s language translator.. I have found that the artist is Michael Whelan and the name of the work is Prudence 2.

    You can check it out here. And his other stuff is just glorious, too!..

    I am so glad you gave me a good excuse to track this down; it has led to the discovery of some wonderful art!

  • July 31, 2011, 2:37 pm judy

    Gorgeous, luscious. Thank you, Beth.

  • July 31, 2011, 3:25 pm celestial elf

    Lovely Post thank you 😀
    thought you might like my Lammas Wickerman
    machinima film,
    Happy Lammas,
    Elf ~

  • July 31, 2011, 6:09 pm Gail

    sooo very beautiful and enchanting! I give so much thanks 4 your words n wisdom, Beth. Blessings.

  • August 1, 2011, 7:02 am Sobeit

    Most excellent! This is one of the best Lughnasadh presentations I have seen/heard. Thank you for sharing.