Swap name: WWP Round 38 Mabon Harvest Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: hawkeyes_girl
Sign-up date range: 8-12-12 to 8-19-12
Date to send item by: 9-15-12
Limited to a certain number of people?: 24 unless I have a co-org, then it will expand
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? Swap participants must be 18 years old or have moderator approval.
Swap Organizer himself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Yes
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES
Mabon Harvest Swap
Excerpted from http://wicca.com/celtic/akasha/mabon.htm
Autumn Equinox, 2nd Harvest, September 21st
"Mabon, (pronounced MAY-bun, MAY-bone, MAH-boon, or MAH-bawn) is the Autumn Equinox. The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally, and we all take a moment to pay our respects to the impending dark. We also give thanks to the waning sunlight, as we store our harvest of this year's crops. The Druids call this celebration, Mea'n Fo'mhair, and honor the The Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees. Offerings of ciders, wines, herbs and fertilizer are appropriate at this time. Wiccans celebrate the aging Goddess as she passes from Mother to Crone, and her consort the God as he prepares for death and re-birth.
Various other names for this Lesser Wiccan Sabbat are The Second Harvest Festival, Wine Harvest, Feast of Avalon, Equinozio di Autunno (Strega), Alben Elfed (Caledonii), or Cornucopia. The Teutonic name, Winter Finding, spans a period of time from the Sabbat to Oct. 15th, Winter's Night, which is the Norse New Year.
At this festival it is appropriate to wear all of your finery and dine and celebrate in a lavish setting. It is the drawing to and of family as we prepare for the winding down of the year at Samhain. It is a time to finish old business as we ready for a period of rest, relaxation, and reflection."To celebrate the balance of light/dark and the Second Harvest, we are focusing on crafting a 3 pt swap with at least one item intended for altar or travel altar use. Examples could be mini-shrines, altar cloths, offering containers, candle holders, etc.
See previous swaps to get a sense of size. One could craft 1 large item, 1 med and small items, or 3 small items with freedom to go larger based on partner agreement.
Old Swap Galleries:
Mabon Card Gallery http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317209.0
Mabon Round 22 Gallery http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357904.0
Mabon Round 30 Gallery http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=389759.0
Plan to post updates on progress weekly, make sure you are getting DC numbers on in-country packages and keeping receipts for out of country swaps.Also please make sure to take pics of what you send and what you receive to post in the gallery. In the past, no pics were not really penalized, but if you don't post pics and don't have a reason why not this will be added to your feedback. Sharing is half the fun!
Please PM organizer with questionnaire:
Your Craftster name:
Mailing Address with country:
Willing to do International shipping: YES or NO
I am 18 or older: YES or NO
Allergies you have:
Allergens in your home/space:
Things you'd like to get:
Things you DO NOT want:
Crafts you do:
Things you will not craft due to your beliefs (if applicable):
What path do you follow? (Wiccan, Druid, Undefined Pagan, etc):
Deities or symbols important to you:
Preferred colors/patterns/herbs/stones/scents/flavors/other preferences:
Old partner matchups:
Other things to tell your partner:
PLEASE PM ORGANIZER WITH INFO, DON'T POST IT ON THE BOARD.
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