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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
- 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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Suggested News Resources
- 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.