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Handfastings.org turns 4 years old!
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Posted: May 1st., 2008
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Proclaimed by: Artemisia Shira of Handfastings Magazine
Proclaimed from: Stamford, New York
News and Beltaine blessings from Handfastings.org
Handfastings.org turns 4 years old!
Ok, so we’re still in the toddler stage, but we’ve come a long way! Founded on Beltaine 2004, we now have listed more than 70 officiants from four different countries, including the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. I’m pleased to say that all our officiants are in good company.
Also known as May Day, Beltaine is traditionally a day for handfastings, weddings, and sacred unions. Beltaine, held on or around May 1st, is the celebration of the sacred union between the Goddess and the God. The Celtic Goddess of this holiday is Brigid (pronounced “breed”) , which is from where the word bride hails (and most likely the word breed) .
Today we celebrate the rites of love and fertility. We dance the maypole, jump the fire, play tag, and crown the May Queen with a wreath of beautiful flowers. Brides on this day are considered to be a manifestation of the Goddess. The bride’s veil is the today’s version of the wreath or crown. The bride is Queen-for-a-day and is truly in her moment – and a Goddess in her own right.
Changes and Additions
Handfastings.org is working on a new look. Please be patient while the site might at times look sub-par. We are constructing something beautiful and readable by more than, oh, two browsers.
We have added some new and interesting folks on the officiant list, including a bishop from Scotland, a justice of the peace from Connecticut, and a newly published book author. Browse our list at www.handfastings.org/officiantlist.htm . Welcome all!
Artemisia Shira Tarantino, founder of Handfasings.org is delighted to announce her new position as instructor at the Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary (www.wiccanseminary.us) . She develops core and elective curriculum, currently teaching natural magick as well as preparing classes on sacred costuming and mythology to be taught in the near future.
Sponsored by the established Aquarian Tabernacle Church (ATC) , the Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary is one of the first accredited seminaries in the U.S. dedicated to Pagan theology and Wiccan studies, offering state-approved ministry degrees – and the first of its kind to offer live online classes with audio/visual teacher-student interaction. Shira is thrilled to be a part of this new and unique venture.
Send Us Some Love!
Handfastings.org wants to know what you think. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know if you have and suggestions, ideas, or corrections. I’m all ears!
If you have any news of your own that you would like to share, such as wedding announcements, news about yourself, anything else fun & newsworthy, drop me a line.
As always, Handfastings.org remains a free service to all. I look forward to hearing back from you. Have a blessed Beltaine!
Love and light,
Artemisia Shira Tarantino
Joining Hearts in Perfect Love™
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