It's less than two weeks away.
It is entirely appropriate that a new iteration of Open Coven begins at the coming of the first sabbat I honored as a Pagan.
I was about seventeen when I began my journey into Paganism. I am now almost 44 and after reclaiming my path about seven years ago I still feel in many ways a novice. Indeed, I look back to my practice as a teenager and envy the past me a little. It wasn’t what I knew as much as what I did and through the doing, understood. It was easier then, I didn’t have a family or a job. My responsibilities were blissfully few and I was in my home country of the UK where it seemed enchanted sites were on my doorstep.
My return to Paganism - specifically my identity as a witch - has been uneven as I try to weave my spirituality into my life that involves parenting, working, community work. activism and this very website. I am hopeful though and I think the advent of Open Coven’s next chapter will be the underpinning of my desire to find a meaningful witchcraft practice that incorporates all these things.
Open Coven has been through many changes since I began it back in 2016. I can’t predict that it won’t continue to alter and shift. That’s life so make no apologies for it.
Lammas in the wheel of the year marks the first of three harvests. This one is the grain harvest.
I could at this point give you explanations of mythologies and traditions around this time, but instead I suggest you contemplate what it means to you personally. Let the seasons speak to you wherever you are. It’s important to build a relationship with every season. Remember, it’s not about what you know, more what you experience and understand from that experience.