In today’s culture, we often miss the kinds of ritual celebrations that mark the passages of human lives. I will work with you to design a special rite for those occasions.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Those fortunate ones who attain special anniversaries and birthdays deserve to be honored with distinction. A special ritual can add a unique touch to your birthday or anniversary party. For those who prefer a quiet celebration, a ritual celebration in lieu of a party can be a dignified way to honor these life events.
As women near the end of their childbearing years or their careers (or both), they pass into their years of wisdom. In some Neo-Pagan traditions, women of a certain age consider themselves as having passed through stages of Maiden and Mother, and are now entering their Cronehood. A Croning Ceremony both acknowleges and celebrates this coming of age. A Sophia Ceremony is similiar; however, the celebration is designed around the Judeo-Christian concept of Sophia, the Feminine Divine, or Wisdom. Whichever "name" you choose for your coming of age, it need not be approached from a spiritual perspective at all. That is your choice. I will work with you to create the coming of age ceremony that fits you best.
Men who achieve their time of retirement often wish to celebrate in a special way. An Elder or Wisdom Ceremony is a fantastic way to mark the occasion. This is similar to the Croning/Sophia Ceremony for women, and can be held as part of a retirement party, a 60+ birthday party, or as a stand alone ceremony. Again, it may or not be spiritual. That's all up to you. We will work together to plan the event to meet your personal needs.