Funerals

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides. And when the Earth has claimed our limbs, then we shall truly dance.
Khalil Gibran

Lebanese Poet

It can be challenging to organise a funeral for someone with Pagan beliefs. Mainly because friends and relatives don’t always share those beliefs so don’t understand what sort of service is relevant. Even those who do understand, can find it difficult to know where to get the help they need.

Nothing can prepare us for the trauma we experience at the death of a loved one. Planning a funeral is therefore one of the most daunting things we ever have to do and it isn’t something we want to get wrong. Here at Leodis Pagan Circle, we can help you arrange a funeral service that reflects the spiritual beliefs of your loved one and affords you the opportunity to say farewell in a way that is meaningful to everyone involved (including non-Pagan friends and family).

Debs is founder of Leodis Pagan Circle and also an independent civil celebrant – she (or another celebrant of your choice) will write the service but you will have input into what is included in the ceremony so that it is personal to you and your beliefs. If you would like to know more about the service she provides, you can find her website here: Full Circle Ceremonies

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you are Pagan yourself and wish to ensure that, when the time comes, you’re given a ceremony that reflects your spiritual beliefs. Whilst nobody likes to think about their own passing, it will give you peace of mind if you make sure your next-of-kin are aware of any specific arrangements you would like them to make so there are no misunderstandings. A quick search of the Internet will help you find forms you can download so you can make a note of your wishes. These can then be left with someone you trust to be carried out in the fullness of time.