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Another look at the Knot

Did you ever wonder where they expression ‘tying the knot’ came from?  I thought I’d take a good closer look at the ancient ritual that inspired the well-known phrase. There are a few different explanations of this Celtic ritual, also called handfasting. The basic action is simply using rope, cloth, or ribbons, to wrap (sometimes […]

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Ritual is the language of ceremony

RITUAL It’s what takes it to another level. All cultures, religions, ethnicities, groups, have their distinctive traditions. They also borrow from, and influence each other. Weddings are full of ritual. No matter what your background, whether you marry in a church or standing by a stream, you will exchange vows and rings, and these are rituals. […]

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