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Ceremony 

'Ceremony augments rites of passage in our lives'

Handfasting ceremony
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Handfasting Ceremonies 

'Upon this day, our hands we bind,
A symbol of our hearts entwined.
To witness this, we ask of thee,
Our union forever blessed be." 

Anon

£450 

'A handfasting is a spell of love.  The moment you decide on marriage, the spell is cast, the tying of the knot confirms it'

Lynn Bayliss

 The handfasting is an old tradition.  A handfasting is part of a wedding ceremony, or it can be your wedding ceremony.  It brings two souls together by tying the knot, in a traditional rite.     

You can also have a handfasting as a vow renewal, or in tradition an engagement.  

Traditionally it was a year and a day, to see if the couple could commit. 

There are other rites that can accompany it, such as jumping the besom. 

I write these ceremony bespoke to you, each is unique to your wishes, your beliefs.  I do my best to create the right ceremony for you. 

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Naming Ceremony 

£350 (costs may vary depending on location and my expenses)

A baby naming ceremony is a beautiful alternative to a christening.   

Traditionally a baby naming was performed when a baby reached one year old, to honour them as a person in life by declaring their name to all who love them, their friends, family, ancestors, and the land.  Families also choose, god/ goddess/ guide / or Odd parents for their baby, people who will support and hold their baby through life when or if the parents cannot

Mother Blessing Ceremony 

£150 

A beautiful ceremony, created as part of the parent's preparation  for birth.  It is a ceremony to help empower the mum for her birth through the deep support of her friends and family,.  It is important to me to include added depth of traditions and spirituality to these as this ceremony is the beginning of the mothers rite of passage to becoming a mum.  Ceremonies like these are known throughout the world and have been part of cultural preparation for birth for many throughout history.  These are not baby showers, as they are for nurturing the mum on her journey although they can involve acknowledging the baby's spirit too. 
These ceremonies can be simple or more indepth, they can be deeply pagan or include another aspect of spirituality.  
All of the ceremonies I offer are individual and created following an initial meeting and discussion with the parents becasue it has to be meaningful to the parents that the ceremony is for.

I had the honour of facilitating a beautiful ceremony yesterday for a beautiful mama and f

'Ceremony brings the sacred into ordinary life.  For tens of thousands of years, ceremonies have been universally used to help communities navigate change and welcome in new cycles.  Performing ceremonies creates a bridge between the material world we live in and the world of the unseen, the divine, the power of the universe.  In modern terms, ceremony opens a phone line between you and the power of the universe, God, goddess, the Creator.  Through this line of connection, you can have direct communication between yourself and the spiritual forces creating a partnership to manifest your desired outcome’s a phone line between you and the power of the universe, God, goddess, the Creator.  Through this line of connection, you can have direct communication between yourself and the spiritual forces creating a partnership to manifest your desired outcome

Sandra Ingerman - Shaman

My Ceremonialist Story 

My journey began, like many pagans, I was asked by friends and my sister to hold their handfasting ceremonies. 

I wrote my sisters, and cried throughout officiating it!  They my friend asked me, at  first I said no, but my friend said she could see me holding her ceremony.  A strange coincidence happened, I received a flyer through the door for 'Nature based' Celebrant training.  This seemed a sign, it was in my price bracket so I agreed to write and facilitated my friend handfasting.   This was in 2018.  The rest is history! I LOVE ceremony. 

The mother blessings grew organically when I became a Doula in 2016.  Although i had attended friends rites of passage ceremonies.  So I had a good idea of ceremony.  

The closing and healing ceremonies have grown from my years of training with Rocio Alarcon, and also as a Shamanic Practitioner.  

My life is very much about ceremony.  I also run a druid seed group which involves honouring the sabbats, and have been a practicing Pagan for over twenty years.  I LOVE ceremony!

 

Ceremony opens the heart, it grounds us, it enhances the transitions in life. 

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