Formal ceremonies

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Creating our own meaningful ceremonies makes our lives richer, beyond doubt. Through our new offering Journey Well Ceremonies, brought to you by The Way of the Buzzard, we would love to work with you to create a ceremony which truly honours the transition taking place including:

  • Wedding blessings or hand fastings
  • Baby namings
  • Funerals
  • Rite of Passages
  • Sabbat and full moon celebrations

 

Please click here to visit our new celebrancy website “Journey Well Ceremonies” 

 

Why create ceremony?

We have been trained as celebrants through attending the year-long Creating Ceremonies course run by Glennie Kindred and Annie Keeling. For us, ceremony is one of the cornerstones of living a full, vibrant and meaningful life here on Earth.  Until recently we have largely given creating and leading ceremony over to someone else as we go through the motions. Christenings, weddings, funerals… and possibly other major junctures in our life but often these just pass us by.

Of course this is a generalisation, there are some beautiful ceremonies we have all attended, but there are also ones we have gone to which have left us feeling empty and confused as to ‘what was the point of that Christening’, or ‘goodness was that funeral the sum total of someone’s life?’ or ‘why didn’t that couple choose to speak someone else’s words to each other to publicly declare their love and commitment to one another?’.

Then there are the times for creating ceremonies which don’t even come into our consciousness.  Rites of passage as we become of age, leave a long-term partner, get divorced, become a mother, becoming a father, become a crone, start a new job, create a new home, leave an old home. We could go on, the list is eternal.

Marking these significant points in our journey here on Earth, reflecting on what has been and shedding what is no longer needed, and welcoming in the new inviting in the qualities which will serve us most.

Then we can turn to the natural cycles, honouring each beautiful time on the wheel of the year as we move from autumn to winter, to spring and then summer. Drawing in the energies at that time to bring about personal transformation just as we need it, and just as our ancestors would have done.

Then there is the cycle of the moon as she grows from new moon to full moon the peak of creativity, and then wanes back again to new moon, the clearing energies. These are all times for creating ceremony to bring about the change that we are seeking for our highest good, enabling us to walk out path more fully, and more in connection with the fullness of all life.

For many generations we lost this connection, this ability to create our own ceremonies.., and mores the pity. Could this be the reason for our ultimate detachment to life, and could it be as simple as reintroducing, no reclaiming this back into our lives, our communities, our world? Could it be that simple… could that mend the sacred hoop of life? Co-creating meaningful ceremony from the heart.

 

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“Unless the myths are preserved, the rites performed and the sites maintained as spirit sanctuaries the living bond is broken, man and nature are separated and neither man or nature has any assurance of life in the future”.

Freddie Silver, Legacy of the Gods

Please click here to visit our new celebrancy website “Journey Well Ceremonies”