The Wizards Table
Divination & Character Analysis
Place upon the altar heaves of wheat, barley or oats, fruit and breads, perhaps a loaf fashioned in the figure of the Sun or a man to represent the God. Corn dollies, symbolic of the Goddess, can be present there as well.
Stand before the altar, holding aloft the sheaves of grain, saying these or similar words:
"Now is the time of the First Harvest,
Rub the heads of the wheat with your fingers so that the grains fall onto the altar. Lift a piece of fruit and bite it, savouring its flavour, and say:
"I partake of the first harvest,
Consume the rest of the fruit.
It is appropriate to plant the seeds from the fruit consumed in ritual. If they sprout, grow the plant with love and as a symbol of your connection with the Goddess and God.
Wheat weaving (the making of corn dollies, etc.) is an appropriate activity for Lughnasadh. Visits to fields, orchards, lakes, and wells are also traditional. The foods of Lughnasadh include bread, blackberries, and all berries, acorns (leached of their poisons first), crab apples, all grains, and locally ripe produce. A cake is sometimes baked, and cider is used in place of wine.
If you do make a figure of the God from bread, it can be used for the Simple Feast.