My friend gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl last night and her and her husband and midwife chose to burn the umbilical cord to seperate them instead of cutting. I understand its a spiritual thing, fire air earth and water. Has anyone else heard of this method of seperation? Ive never heard of it but am thinking I expect our ancients used this method and I understand enough of wicca to get the whole earth fire water air elemental thing..... Im off to find out more, I dont want to hassle her with questions yet bless her! Google here I come.... Fascinating.