Strange Rituals: The Occult Truth Behind Weddings

Mitch Horowitz
4 min readJun 6, 2017

We’re entering the most mysterious time of year. Halloween? Vernal equinox? Walpurgisnacht? No, nope, and nada.

It’s June — the most popular month for weddings. Weddings contain more occult rituals than any other custom in modern life.

Nearly everything surrounding the wedding ceremony — from the procession of bridesmaids to the exchanging of rings — is…

Mitch Horowitz

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