Imbolc-also known as Brigid's Day-is a time to start making plans for the future, sowing the fields of the land as well as the mind. This guide to the history and modern celebration of Imbolc shows you how to per-form rituals and magic to celebrate and work with the energy of the re-awakening earth. This well-rounded introduction to Imbolc comes complete with correspondences, rituals, recipes, and lore. Recipes include yogurt cheese, homemade butter, soda bread, and fortune cookies, while crafts include how to make a Brigid's Cross, a corn dolly, Imbolc incense, and hand-dipping your own can-dles.
Carl F. Neal (Willamette Valley, Oregon) is a strong supporter of the Pagan community and a frequent guest at Pagan festivals and community events. He became a professional incense maker in 1995 and has taught many workshops on incense-related topics.