Saturday, August 3, 2013

Rites of Passage

Those who follow the old path know the importance of marking different passages in our life through sacred ceremony.  However, many people have forgotten the old ways, but from time to time they feel an empty space that needs to be filled.  Sometimes they are troubled by this.  My purpose is to reach out to these people who are making a transition and to create a sacred ceremony so that they feel the importance of working through this transition.  Most of the time these kinds of transitions aren't recognisable to the casual observer.  Inner transformations are rarely visible, but should be recognized and honored.  I want to honor every kind of transition in your life, from a simple choice to change your lifestyle, to a more obvious rite of passage such as when a girl has her first menstrual cycle, when a couple decides to get married or hand fasted, when a baby is about to be born, when someone dies.

These ceremonies will be created according to your personal beliefs and any deities you wish to invoke. As part of the ceremony I will create a sacred object for you to use in your ritual.

I can custom make a sacred object for use in your ritual, such as one of my shaman nests, a talisman, a bag of rune stones, a special crystal or stone necklace, a dream catcher.

The possibilities are endless.  The important thing to remember is "You are special and your inner struggles are important and should be honored."  It matters that you are about to become a mother for the first time and your whole life is about to change and will never be the same again.  It matters that you just lost a loved one and are struggling with grief, but must keep on going to work and carrying on like nothing changed.  It matters that you started bleeding and are developing breasts and are at that very sweet in-between child and woman hood.  It matters that you are doing some soul-searching and are realizing that you have been going through the motions of having a life without REALLY LIVING and you want to change that and want to find your potential.  I can help you mark these rites-of-passage with a beautiful ceremony that we create together.

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What a Tree Sees.

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to view the world from the perspective of a tree?  Some trees are ancient and must have witnessed much in their long lives.  I was thinking about my friend, the great ash wishing tree in my New Forest home and I wondered how the landscape had changed in the years since this tree was first planted.  So this photograph is the view of the world from the trees perspective.  What do you think a tree sees?