Autumnal Equinox

Today, Wednes­day 22nd Sep­tem­ber, we’re pre­sent­ing a pro­gramme of music to cel­e­brate the Autum­nal Equinox in the North­ern Hemi­sphere, which marks the begin­ning of Autumn.

The hol­i­day of the autum­nal equinox, Har­vest Home, Mabon, the Feast of the Ingath­er­ing, Meán Fómhair, An Clabh­súr, or Alban Elfed (in Neo-Druid tra­di­tions), is a mod­ern Pagan rit­u­al of thanks­giv­ing for the fruits of the earth and a recog­ni­tion of the need to share them to secure the bless­ings of the God­dess and the Gods dur­ing the com­ing win­ter months. The name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kel­ly around 1970 as a ref­er­ence to Mabon ap Mod­ron, a char­ac­ter from Welsh mythol­o­gy. Among the sab­bats, it is the sec­ond of the three Pagan har­vest fes­ti­vals, pre­ced­ed by Lam­mas / Lugh­nasadh and fol­lowed by Samhain.

Join us for the lat­est episode of our Sec­ond Life trav­el series “Where Have You Been?”, where we vis­it the Restau­rant at the End of the Uni­verse: noon and 4pm Pacif­ic; 8pm and mid­night in the UK, and lis­ten out for an episode of “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am Pacific.

“Anderi­da Gorsedd, The Long Man of Wilm­ing­ton, Autumn Equinox” by chrisjohn­beck­ett is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0