Elizabeth Cunningham

Author of The Maeve Chronicles

Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas (Loaf mass) celebrates the beginning of the harvest. It is, like so many rituals, a way to mark the great cycles of death, rebirth, and transformation. As the days grow shorter, the sun’s strength goes into the grain and fruit that nourishes us. At this High Valley-style ritual, with help from Cait Johnson, Kathleen Mandeville, and Debbie Stone, we called the elements and I led a guided meditation.