A book of Anglo-Saxon charms advised the crumbling of the Lammas loaf into four pieces and the burying of them in the four corners of the barn to make it safe for all the grain that would be stored there. You can also use this old spellcraft in a protection spell for your home.
Bake a Lammas loaf, and when it is cool break it into four pieces – don’t cut it with a knife – and take one to each corner of your property with the words:
I call on the spirits
Of north, and south, east and west
Protect this place.
Leave the bread for the birds to eat or bury the pieces.
A recipe for Lammas bread can be found here: Lammas Bread
This ritual derives from petitions to the orisha Babalu-Aye, believed to bring good luck.
- Nail a slice of bread behind the front door
- Fasten a purple ribbon to the nail
- Replace as soon as the bread begins to rot or deteriorate
- Burn the old slice.
Found at: Spells of Magic