Litha Sabbat 2016
High Priestess: Lady Sistterwolf High Priest: Lord Rand
It is not so often anymore that we are able to have our sabbats in the Spring Mountains. There was a time when we were there even in the snowy, bone-chilling cold of the Yule and Imbolg seasons. However, having been driven off the mountain by blizzards and having the amount of snowfall prevent braving the location, we still try to utilize our favorite site whenever possible during the Spring and Summer months. And though we are restricted to a propane firepit, we revelled in the respite from the 113 degree Las Vegas valley.
Lady Sistterwolf and Lord Rand led the ring and group wonderfully, despite the blood loss suffered by the High Priest right at the beginning of the ring; a quick tape up and he was ready to go. Our Lord Summoner for the ritual was the lovely (and stern) Lady Earnelian who instructed the coveners where to be and what to expect next. Lady Bearkasl swept the ring with grace and quarter callers, Lady Nashoba, Lady Sive, and Lady Rosmari invited the elementals in with love and strength. The celebration of the Golden Season looked amazing with the remnant of the setting sun illuminating the night sky.
Individually, we take away the best memories for ourselves with everyone’s being different. The few I heard from loved the camping, others the ritual, and others the comradery. An unprecedented amount of guests joined us in our festivities and they made the merry-making even more joyous. Many were very curious as it was their first time at a Wiccan sabbat and questions abounded. Hopefully, the memories they took away are as enchanting and diverse as they were for the rest of us.
The Inner Circle Sanctuary is a school for traditional style Wicca and holds eight sabbat festivals every year.