Handfasting and Wedding Rituals has everything you need to plan the perfect Pagan wedding. You'll find advice and examples to help you with basic wedding planning, writing vows, and ritual construction, along with practical tips and great ideas about everything from low-cost wedding favors to candle and bonfire safety.
Handfasting and Wedding Rituals also includes sixteen full rites honoring a wide variety of Pagan traditions. Rituals in their full form can be used exactly as printed or modified to fit your needs. Each rite is categorized as level one, two, or three depending on their level of overt Pagan content and degree of participation expected from your guests.
Now join hands, and with your hands your hearts. — William Shakespeare Early summer is a magickal time for a wedding or a handfasting. Make it special by using a few witchy tricks to imbue it with a deeper meaning. First off, what would a wedding be without flowers? You don’t need to hire an expensive florist; check your local area for a flower market where prices will be more reasonable...
August has now surpassed June as the most popular month in which to get married. But what about those for whom a traditional wedding or civil ceremony does not fit? Begin your new bond with the most spiritually and personally meaningful handfasting ceremony, with the help of Anna Franklin.
Common terms for getting married are “Tying the knot,” “getting hitched” or “joining hands.” They originate in the old handfasting custom of tying a couple’s hands together to indicate that they are bound in wedlock. As a Wiccan high priestess, I ...
Handfastings and marriages occur the year round, but there is something about the summer months that especially calls lovers to pledge themselves to one another in multitudes. What is it exactly? Does the blossoming and blooming of nature call us to ...
Grave minding and grave decorating traditions run hand in hand with
the season of Samhain, and perhaps nowhere is this as apparent as in
Central and South America during Dias de los Muertos. However, elements of this practice are easily incorporated into modern Pagan traditions and offer a subtle yet powerful method of honoring the dead. It
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