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Ceremony Matters
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On Talk of the Bay, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Christine Barrington explores how the rituals and practice of ceremony assists important transformations for both individuals and the collective. Her guests to facilitate this conversation are two ceremonialists who each have practices guiding people through important life passages.

 “Rituals have the power to reset the terms of our universe until we find ourselves suddenly and truly at home.”  –Margot Adler

Naomi Ehrich is a modern mystic, passionate poet, plant lover, world traveler, NY native and smitten puppy mom. She is a multi-award winning ceremony leader, owner/operator of Santa Cruz Officiant, and co-creatix of Owl & Rose Ceremonies (available on Etsy). Her mission as a ceremony leader is to foster spiritual and philosophical sovereignty, insist on relevance and inclusivity, and most of all, to reanimate the sacred as a way of counteracting the spiritual bereftness of the western world.

Jennifer Nealon Garone is an award-winning ceremony leader who also considers herself an Irreverent Reverand. Over her two decades ushering individuals and groups through important life passages Jennifer has accrued a nuanced and informed understanding of ceremony. With this depth of experience she senses into the themes beneath these pivotal moments to create uniquely attuned and authentic ceremonies that unite the human and natural worlds to capture the mystery behind all of life. If you would like to explore the possibilities of a bespoke ceremony you can find her at Small Circles Ceremonies

Naomi and Jennifer have also created a collection of dogma and doctrine free (OR MINDFUL, MEANINGFUL, NONRELIGIOUS wedding ceremony scripts and vow writing tutorials available through their Etsy store: Owl and Rose Ceremonies.

Ceremony can bring the quiescent back to life; it can open your mind and heart to what you once knew but have forgotten.”
-Robin Wall Kimmerer