Title: Modern Handfasting
Author’s Name: Liz Williams
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Page Count: 232 Pages
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Link to Amazon purchase page: Modern Handfasting: A Complete Guide to the Magic of Pagan Weddings: Williams, Liz: Amazon.com: Books
Link to Goodreads: Modern Handfasting: A Complete Guide to the Magic of Pagan Weddings by Liz Williams | Goodreads
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How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Handfasting is quickly becoming a widely practiced tradition, not only for pagans, but for people from all walks of life. This book is a thorough resource that shares ritual scripts, sample vows, and all the information you need to plan your own ceremony or serve as a celebrant for others.
In Modern Handfasting, you will discover the history, practicalities, legal considerations, logistics, and magic of the big day. Author Liz Williams–a priestess and longtime celebrant–guides you through opening the ceremony, creating a circle, consecration, calling the quarters, vows, tying the knot, and closing the ceremony. You will also discover tips and stories from other celebrants as well as practical information for finding a celebrant, early planning, troubleshooting, working with ceremonial tools, and choosing colors, dates, and other details with magical correspondences.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This book talks about the history of handfasting and what goes into this type of ceremony. Its origins comes form the British Isles. There is a lot of steps to go about performing a handfasting. It breaks it down into steps. One being that you have to find a Celebrant. Which is the person who would be performing that actually handfasting. The book goes into great detail on where handfastings are legal or recognized as a binding contracted. There are some locations that don’t recognized them with legal status. I enjoyed reading this and getting all the facts and details. I have read about them in books of fiction or seen them in shows or movies. It was nice to have a better understanding of what actually takes places and how to go about having one.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars