Nov 1, 2018
How to use the physical and metaphysical properties of butterflies to create rituals for wedding ceremonies, funeral services, and memorial celebrations of life. Did you know that in some Native American traditions, a butterfly is thought to be a living piece of a rainbow? That's just one of several nuggets from folklore and cultures around the world used to create the "Butterfly Blessings" ritual. Originally created for a wedding, the ritual is easily adapted for birthdays and as a self-affirming activity for children.
The Butterfly Blessings ritual uses butterflies made of feathers, cloth, or paper. No live butterflies!
See the book, Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by the late Ted Andrews.
For other gifting rituals, see Garden Gifts (Episode 5) and Gifts from the Trees (Episode 6).