Handfasting, is a Wiccan form of a wedding ceremony. In this ceremony the hands are tied together by wrapping a cord around the hands of the marrying couple. I’m sure we’ve all heard of the old Celtic and Appalachian custom of jumping over a broom, well this is also a common element of handfasting.
I’d always believed the jumping over the broom to be an old wise tale. Never knew it was related to a certain culture. Love learning new things. Hope each reader is learning as the month goes along. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to find out what word I chose that begins with the letter “I”.
Have a great day and remember:
Let Imagination Soar
Write and Read With Creativity
(If you liked this little piece of information there is more to find about related topics on all things Occult related in the book that I got this information from.)
* * * This word and information came from, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult by John Michael Greer. This particular word can be found on page 214. * * *