Lammas (Lughnasadh) Incense

The Silver Pentacle

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Lammas/Lughnasadh is celebrated on August 1 and marks a time when the first harvests are being reaped and falls at the halfway point between Litha - the summer solstice - and Mabon - the fall equinox.

Lughnasadh is named after the Celtic god Lugh, who is God of arts and crafts, a warrior, and worshiped as a sun God, and is celebrated with athletic games, handfasting rituals, dancing and offerings to the Gods. 

Lammas is an old English term for "loaf mass" which referred to the consecration of a loaf of bread to bless the abundance of the earth and to ward against hunger during the winter months. 

In Celtic lore, this Sabbat was a celebration of either Lugh's wedding/handfasting or as a funeral rite in honour of his foster mother, Tailtiu, who is said to have cleared and prepared the lands in Ireland for crops. This Sabbat marks a time where we reap what we had sown at the spring Sabbat of Beltane.

Made with herbs and resins associated with Lammas/Lughnasadh, including frankincense, cinnamon, meadowsweet and sandalwood along with fragrance oil, use this incense in any spells and rituals aimed at abundance, completion, prosperity, good fortune and blessings.   

Incense is sold in packs of 6 cones and all incense is hand-crafted with organic ingredients, including cedarwood sawdust and makko powder (also known as Tabu no ki) from the bark of the Machilus thunbergii tree.  This all-natural organic powder acts as a binder which holds the cones together and helps to regulate how they burn.  

Each cone is weighed to between 3 to 3.5 grams before being dried to ensure uniformity in size and end up being about 1" tall.  Given that they are hand made, there may be some variation in shape.   

Each cone burns for approximately 20 minutes.