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Sunday, 10 October 2010

Wiccan Handfasting

Wiccan Handfasting Cover Handfasting is another celebration held by Wiccans, and is the commonly used term for their weddings. Some Wiccans observe the practice of a trial marriage for a year and a day, which some Traditions hold should be contracted on Lammas (Lughnasadh), as this was the traditional time for trial, "Telltown marriages" among the Irish. A common marriage vow in Wicca is "for as long as love lasts" instead of the traditional Christian "till death do us part". The first ever known Wiccan wedding ceremony took part in 1960 amongst the Bricket Wood coven, between Frederic Lamond and his first wife, Gillian.

Downloadable books (free):

Gabor Klaniczay - Witchcraft Mythologies And Persecutions
Prentiss Tucker - In The Land Of The Living Dead
Anonymous - Witchcraft Dictionary
Marcus Cordey - Magical Theory And Tradition
Jaroslav Nemec - Witchcraft And Medicine