Sacred Ceremonies for many occasions
Many significant life events can be honoured with rituals and ceremonies, including namings, moving job, moving home, coming of age, significant birthdays, anniversaries and death.
The birth or adoption of a child into a family is an opportunity to honour the lineage, the ancestors that have led to this point. Particularly if the family is of same sex parents, mixed race or traditions, a naming ceremony can be a beautiful time to acknowledge the whole family, including rituals from different cultures to celebrate the arrival of a new member of the tribe. This is also a good time to welcome step-children into a new family accompanying a marriage.
A naming ceremony can be carried out at your home or at any place of your choice, indoors or in a beautiful space in nature. If you wish we can call in the elements and the spirits of the land. You may want to invite friends and family to give readings or sing or give a blessing to the child.
One option is to include a Quaich, also known as a loving cup. It is a small pewter or silver dish with two handles and is usually engraved with the name of the child and either the date of the ceremony or their date of birth. In a naming ceremony the parents would jointly drink a toast to their child.
Another option is to include an earth offering (despacho) and fire and all those present can place a gift from nature with their blessings for the child into the despacho which is then burned, sending the blessings for the child of all those present into the cosmos using the power of the fire and asking that the child may live in ayni - right relationship - with the family, themselves and the planet.
Moving house or country
When you are about to make a significant move in your life to a new home or even a new country, you may well want to clear the new space of any negative energies and honour the land and its ancestors as you move there.
I can do house or space clearing and we can do an earth offering and a fire ceremony to honour your new space.
You might also want to do a personal 'Death and Rebirth' which is a shamanic healing process described on my other website CLICK HERE. This clears the way for stepping into a new way of being at a time of significant change. For the costs see below.
As with moving house, when you are about to make a significant business move in your life to a new job or a new venture, you may well want to clear the new space of any negative energies and honour the land and its ancestors as you move there. I can do space clearing and we can do an earth offering and a fire ceremony to honour your new premises or your new path. For the costs see below.
When a girl becomes a woman (at the time of her first menstruation) or when a boy becomes a man (often associated with his voice breaking) it is a time for celebration.
This can be a small, private, family ceremony, or a larger gathering of friends and relations. As always it is your choice - indoors or outdoors, large or small, at home or at a sacred site in nature. We can craft whatever ceremony you would like to honour the step into adulthood, which could for example include, a despacho/earth offering, a fire ceremony to cleanse of any habits or beliefs that no longer serve and feed your intention for the future, stepping into your place as an adult in the fire circle, a women or men only celebration with songs, poems, dance, rituals to welcome you into the feminine or masculine circle. For the costs see below.
Becoming the crone
When a woman reaches menopause it is a time of significant change. She is stepping into the place of the crone, the elder, the teacher, the wisdom keeper.
This can be celebrated with other women and may include an earth offering, a fire offering, steeping into the circle of teachers, songs, dance, readings or meditation. For the costs see below.