Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Mix the margarine and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy. Stir in the flour, then the rolled oats. In a separate bowl, beat the vanilla into the heavy cream, then stir into the flour mixture. Roll out onto a floured board and shape into two-inch rounds by hand. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake in the center of the oven for about 12 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool and dust with powdered sugar and ground cinnamon.

This recipe makes about 6 two-inch round mooncakes.

Elen Hawke, Praise to the Moon, 2003, p. 62

Myth's Notes

This recipe is very similar to the Crescent Cakes of Aradia recipe. Elen Hawke's recipe may be eaten at a full moon rite with red or white wine or grape juice.

Hawke states, "Aradia can be invoked as the sole Goddess in a full moon rite. I have not written an invocation to her as there are so many already in circulation." (p. 51)

Thus, I will add one collected from another source. This incantation is taken from Leonard R. N. Ashley's writings, The Amazing World of Superstition, Prophecy, Luck, Magic & Witchcraft, Two Volumes In One, 1984 - 1986, 1988 (pp 131-132):

I do not bake the meal nor the salt, nor do I cook the honey and the oil with the wine. I bake the blood and the body and the soul of Great Aradia that she shall know neither rest nor peace and ever be in cruel suffering till she grant the fulfillment of my innermost desires. If the grace be granted, O Aradia in honor of thee I will hold a feast. We will drain the goblet deep,

We will wildly dance and leap.

And if thou grantest the grace which I desire, then, when the dance is the wildest, we shall extinguish the lamps and love freely, caring neither for age nor kin.

Ashley does not give the source for this incantation. It is probably from some Wiccan's unpublished book of shadows. It is clearly derived from Leland's Aradia. Ashley also writes about the Wiccan cakes and wine ceremony, "The wine is usually sweet (often sherry or white), and the cakes are made of whole meal, salt, honey, wine, oil and (sometimes) blood." (p 131) The text from which the above incantation is derived in Leland's Aradia makes no mention of blood except for the blood of "Diana," i.e., the blood of the moon. The moon's blood is the juice of the grape, which become wine. Leland's original text uses the name, "Great Diana," not "Great Aradia."

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