Sacred Celebrations and Rituals
There is great power in the ancient traditions of ritual and ceremony to mark significant occasions: a wedding, hand-fasting, vow renewal, child naming or other important life milestones such as moving house, a new job, reaching puberty, or the death of a beloved.
Planning a sacred ceremony?
For many occasions, it is important that we acknowledge, celebrate and honour with a sacred ceremony and ritual. One of the many tragedies of the Covid restrictions has been that these ceremonies and rituals have been so significantly curtailed. Important occasions to mark with friends and family include weddings, hand-fasting, vow renewal, child naming, and life events such as moving house, moving country, a new business venture, acquisition of new land, the starting or ending of a woman's menstrual cycle, stepping into manhood for a boy and so on.
Over many years as a shamanic practitioner (working primarily in the lineage of the Q'ero of the high Andes) I have gained great appreciation of the power of ceremony and ritual. As a qualified celebrant for all types of weddings, hand-fasting, vow renewal and child naming, trained by the Federation of Independent Celebrants, I offer ceremonies at any place and time that is special to you, on any occasion that you wish to commemorate, be that out in the beauty of the elements or in the sanctity of a sacred building or sacred site, as you wish.
Within any ceremony led by a celebrant, there are many choices for opening the space and honouring the life event through words, song, music, earth offerings (called Despachos), fire offerings, or any other traditions handed down through your lineage that you would like to incorporate. Using an independent celebrant is always about choice of place, time and elements, without the imposition of any fixed religious belief system. Together we can harmonise all of the elements and ideas that you would like to incorporate into a day of your dreams, setting the ground-work to co-create your future path and potential.
I am willing to work throughout the UK but my home area is Rottingdean, Brighton, Sussex. Prices depend on the complexity and location of the ritual you would like, but an indication is given within the more detailed pages for each type of ceremony. The weddings page includes options such as unity candles, earth offerings and jumping the broom, but I also have a separate page for hand-fasting and vow renewals, both of which can include any of the traditional wedding elements.
I offer a free initial online consultation (30 minutes) to discuss your requirements and create the vision for your ideal ceremony. To book this please call me on 07813180446 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can visit me for a personal appointment in Rottingdean, Brighton, Sussex.