Having received quite a few inquiries on the subject, I thought I might make a whole post on this.
Mainly, there really is no "wrong" way to worship. But if it is your first Sabbat, it can be easy to feel a little lost, especially when it can be hard to confirm the validity of all the information you might have access to. So here are some tips-
- Study the History- Mabon (although not necessarily by that name) has been celebrated all over the world for ages. Is there a particular culture you identify with? Do you worship deities from a specific part of the world?
- Learn the Symbols- Again, reputable information can be difficult so I will be providing assistance with that further along. But take into consideration the symbolism associated with Mabon, and what you feel needs the most attention at this time for you.
- Put it Altogether in a Way You’re Comfortable With - Maybe you’re not up for writing a whole ritual for yourself yet. That’s okay. If you can at least figure out what you want to accomplish, or deities you want to honor, it is easy enough to find such information for free online.
“But is it Valid/Reputable?”
When it comes to facts, yes. Be skeptical. Do your research. But something like an incantation? While I always advocate writing your own, sometime we just aren’t that creative and there is nothing wrong with using something someone else has written. It’s not a matter of “valid” or “reputable”. Once you are using it, yourintent, your energy, is what matters.
Mabon Correspondences (taken from “Llewellyn’s Book of Correspondences”)
How to Use This Chart:
Look at "Gods" and “Goddesses” for deities you may want to do a ritual to in honor of, or even just invoke for, say, the purpose of spellwork or meditation.
"Issues, Intentions, and Powers" can give you ideas on which to focus meditative practices, spells, or rites.
Other information can be used for decorating the altar, or burning incense.
Other Resources (history, activities, spells, etc.)
Everything for Mabon, the Autumn Equinox
Mabon Activities and Ideas
Mabon Rituals, Prayers, and Meditations