New ways to celebrate
next book wasn't long in coming. Fabius has always been fascinated by
different deities, the meanings and suggested properties of herbs, colors,
and flowers; her meditation teacher had guided her to investigating all
the many forms of soul-searching, and she has a pick-and-choose approach
guided by instinct. If you worship Jesus or Buddha, it all leads to
the same feeling, she says.
That's how Ceremonies
for Real Life (Wildcat Canyon Press) originated. Tired of the
childlike and superficial games of modern celebrations like bridal
showers and birthdays, Fabius crafted a book that provides instructions
for ceremonies for varied occasions. For example, at a bridal shower,
guests rub special oils, such as cinnamon (which promotes communication
and laughter) on two white candles representing the bride and groom.
Special wishes from guests are voiced after the invocation.
Ultimately, participants have a ceremony that acknowledges the sacredness
of any rite of passage, without super-serious overtones. Fabius says
her friends love her ceremonies and find them much more joyous and meaningful
than the usual events.
What's next for Fabius? Two more books, including the charming Pierre
Boinsoirno: Musings On Life With a French Husband , about Fabius' married
life, are in the works. Oh, and by the way, did you know she makes jewelry?
Yes, it's hard to keep up with Fabius, but she has a calm, assuring
presence. How did she do all this, the gallery, the henna business, everything? I
guess I'm really open, she says, thinking. I'm open to whatever life
brings my way.
Find out more about Henna kits and Fabius' books and jewelry at http://www.earthhenna.com/.