Handfasting is an Ancient Celtic marriage ceremony that is regaining popularity within and beyond the Pagan community. Wicca is the fastest-growing religion (religioustolerance.org), and the market for related alternative weddings is increasing In the enchanting legends of Arthur and Guinevere, lovers were united as they would "tie the knot" with the magick and mysticism of Celtic handfasting traditions.
Handfasting is a sacred marriage rite that has been practiced by Pagans, Druids, and Wiccans for centuries. This book explores the origins of this ceremony and provides practical advice and inspiration for planning one's own handfasting celebration. Rev. Dr. Kendra Vaughan Hovey discusses the history behind handfasting rituals and covers all of the aspects needed for a perfect handfasting ceremony, including how to: Choose wedding garb and rings; Know which gods and goddesses are associated with commitment rituals; Create a sensible budget; and Incorporate magickal incense and oils into rituals.
Handfasting is the perfect guide to show readers how to include old and new traditions on their special day.
About the Author
Rev. Dr. Kendra Vaughan Hovey received her Doctorate in Ministry from the University of Sedona. She is the Founding Elder High Priestess of the First Church of Wicca in Duxbury, Massachusetts. She has more than 15 years of experience in the Wiccan faith as a spiritual leader, healer, and mentor, and has written and conducted numerous Wiccan rituals, rites of passage, handfastings, and metaphysical sermons. She is a member of the American Metaphysical Doctor's Association. She is ordained by both the First Church of Wicca and the International Metaphysical Ministry. Reverend Kendra and her family were recently featured on The Learning Channel's My Unique Family.
Number Of Pages: 243
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Dimensions (cm): 18.2 x 13.7 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.236