Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April A to Z Challenge J is for

John Barleycorn!

"There was three kings into the east, 
Three kings both great and high, 
And they hae sworn a solemn oath 
John Barleycorn should die." --Robert Burns

Like the corn dollie, John Barleycorn a spirit of the life of the fields. In order for the wheat of the fields to bring life, it must be cut down. In the fading golden days of summer, especially at the harvest festivals of Lammas and the Autumnal Equinox, it is tradition to bake a loaf and raise a glass to John Barleycorn: Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again!

CLICK HERE to print out a PDF file of this John Barleycorn altar to color. Around the altar, write out those things for which you are grateful: the Harvest is a time to celebrate and honor the work we have done and the gifts that life has given. There is always something for which to be thankful. Bless your work with a bit of beer to infuse it with the spirit of the fields and hang it in a spot to perpetuate your attitude of gratitude. ♥

This coloring page was created by Robin Ator. Please be sure to check out Robin's website and his crazy cool Tarot decks!

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