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Christmas: Why this Celebration Continues to Grow

Christmas: Why this Celebration Continues to Grow
It seems odd that people of other distinct cultures want to celebrate Christmas. Christmas is a religious celebration and few are changing their beliefs, but somehow the joy and traditions of Christmas are becoming quite popular in countries where Ch... read more

Ostara: Ceremony of Spring

Ostara: Ceremony of Spring
Ostara is a spring European celebration of rebirth, new life and fresh beginnings. Ostara celebrates the new growth of spring: green trees, flowers emerging, babies born, love in bloom and the general joy of warmer weather! In the Southern hemisphere the date is 22nd of September, though most of these festivals are held on the eve of the night before, so have your celebration the 21st of September Make a feast of fresh vegetables and create affirmations of what you want to achieve over the active warmer months. It is basically a dinner with family or friends. Give thanks for what you have. read more

Creating or Invigorating your Outside Altar

Creating or Invigorating your Outside Altar
Creating or Invigorating your Outside Altar. An altar is a table or space to offer thanks for all that you have in this life. It usually contains the things you believe in, admire or appreciate. Sometimes altars may be to honour a particular deity, sacred tree or place. You may have seen some street or field altars within the cultures of other countries. read more

World Cultures

World Cultures
It is quite amazing how so many world cultures managed to evolve the distinct traditions that they have. In totally isolated times communities in the form of villages developed their own distinct cultures, beliefs and ceremonies. As time progressed early adventurers along with harsh circumstance meant cross cultural meetings began to evolve. read more

Pagan: Understanding its Meaning

Pagan: Understanding its Meaning
The word pagan carries strong and fearful content for those that fail to understand its meaning. This is a word that is used to describe spiritual or religious faiths that precede or are outside the realms of Jewish, Islamic or Christian beliefs (and other Abrahamic religions). If religions have a failing, its believing their religion is the one true faith and placing it above all others spiritual practices.............. read more

Celebrating the Christmas Tree

Celebrating the Christmas Tree
Ever wanted to know the history and special meaning of the Christmas Tree? The Christmas tree has a long history that is both Pagan and Christian. With the marriage of Princess Victoria to her cousin, Prince Albert of Germany (1848), the custom of the Christmas tree came to England and was celebrated in Windsor Palace from that time on. read more

The Return of the Artisan

The Return of the Artisan
With stores flooded with factory produced goods, people are considering what their purchases mean. Though many can be obtained at a reasonable price quality is diminishing and ethics have been questioned. Due to this people are making conscious choic... read more

The Winter Ceremony

The Winter Ceremony
Winter is a great time for those personal or small group ceremonies. It may seem strange to have a ceremony for one, but there is something wonderful in the silence of the colder seasons. All you have to do is decide what you want to ask for or celebrate. read more

The Significance of Ceremony

The Significance of Ceremony
Ceremonies are a celebration of the various milestones in life. Some ceremonies are solemn and sacred, while others are full of joy and dancing. We work and study hard and deserve to revel in those special moments! read more

Symbols and their Meanings

Symbols and their Meanings
Welcome to the Sacred Living website! This site plans to bring you handcrafted products that are of a symbolic, ceremonial and spiritual nature with ethical production in mind.  Throughout history our ancestors used visions, insight and sacre... read more