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Pagan Culture Never Died
Pagan culture never died. It changed, was hidden, became hushed -- but never died. We can look around and see that many of the Old ways are still part of everyday life. Here's a few examples. What others can you see in your own surroundings? A personal...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Religion & Philosophy >> Superstition
Lavender: Solace and Majestic
Lavender, the Herb of Air, My friend when I am in despair. I ask Earth's blessing to bestow, As I tend and watch you grow. Strong roots and dainty stems, Bring joy to life when pleasure dims. Wee green bud with purple top, All your uses never stop. From...
Herbalism >> Herbs dictionary L

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Celebrant Sarah Chapman creates bespoke ceremonies in Devon & Cornwall
"Part of the hand fasting ceremony is the tying of the knot in a ribbon that joins a couple's hands and you can have the children or even the mothers tie them – I've never had the dog tie the knot but there's always a first time!
Real Irish Weddings: Grace and Karl's wedding has a superhero twist
The pair had a humanist ceremony with handfasting and compromised on a rustic theme with a superhero twist at their ideal venue of Tulfarris Hotel in Blessington, Co Wicklow. Karl made the centrepieces and direction signs while Grace made handouts for ...
Here's Why Couples Tie Their Hands Together During Pagan Weddings
In contemporary paganism, which contains myriad branches and traditions, many couples symbolically weave their lives together with a wedding ceremony called a “handfasting,” derived from an Old English term for “betrothal." The term more broadly ...
Legally-Binding Handfastings – I Do?
I have had a legally-binding Civil marriage and a handfasting. Both ceremonies were held one after the other at the magical Lost Village of Dode, deep in the Kent countryside. Dode has a fascinating history.
Handfastings & Weddings: A Guide
Society at large tends to fixate on the exchange of rings as the primary rite, but for many Pagans it's the actual handfasting/tying the wrists together that's most central.

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