The Oathing stone ceremony hails from times of old where stones were considered sacred in ancient folklore. Many stone circles and megalithic sites still exist today, denoting the significance of stones ancient Celtic lore.
It is believed by many that stones are able to store energy and even knowledge & wisdom North American Indians consider stones and crystals to be alive and having a Spirit all of their own, referring to them as “mineral beings”.
The “Oathing Stone” ceremony as an addition to a Wedding ceremony is a lovely symbolic thing to do where a stone is either passed around to the guests, who each hold the stone in turn and infuse their blessing for the happy couple and their future life together.
The stone is passed back to the Celebrant and placed onto the altar table for the remainder of the ceremony, and the couple have a lovely keepsake of their wedding day.
Another idea is the Oathing stone can instead be held up by the Celebrant and guests asked to send their love and good wishes for the happy couple into the stone.
The Oathing stone is an extra seal and symbol of the Marriage Vows which have just been spoken.
Oathing stone can also be used as part of a Vow Renewal Ceremony, or Baby naming, or any type of ceremony where the wording can be adjusted to suit the context of their use.
Oathing stones are one of my specialities, I can help you to create a beautiful stone for your ceremony which you will cherish for years to come. Your stone can be carved with a special symbol, or your Initials, or names or other special word for example a symbol in Ogham tree language.