Jasper van der Meer
If we imagined a clandestine group playing an agrarian-themed, arcane game since 8th Century C.E., then how they would observe the passage of seasons might involve minor rites or celebrations.
Elsewhere, apocrypha has surfaced concerning special rules of play for Illimat used by the Society of Luminaries on Yule (the winter solstice). But what of the summer solstice, equinoxes, and quarter days? What other Society of Luminaries rituals and ceremonies pertain to the eight Solar excursions observed by other cultures throughout the world and down through the ages?
I'm curious to learn of other seasonal arcana my fellow Society of Luminaries members might unearth in 2018.
The 2018 dates for the Solar excursions and names of pagan holidays affiliated with them are as follows, so mark your calendars accordingly and seek out any clues about their traditional significance to the Society:
Imbolc falls on Saturday, 3. February
Ostra (Vernal Equinox) falls on Tuesday, 20. March
Beltane falls on Saturday, 5. May
Litha (Summer Solstice) falls on Thursday, 21. June
Lughnasadh falls on Tuesday, 7. August
Mabon (Autumnal Equinox) falls on Saturday, 22. September
Samhain falls on Wednesday, 7. November
Yule (Winter Solstice) falls on Friday, 21. December
Please share any lost lore about the Society of Luminaries that you discover.
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I think it would be neat to come up with some rules and proxy cards for the sabbats. Blessed be!
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- Posted Fri Mar 9, 2018 9:53 am