'Ritual' Chapter

Ritual

Ritual is any act letting you express your intent, and it has power in that expressing intention you move both your awareness and your inner mind to embrace and actualize it. Language, Hebrew, Greek, Chinese, their structure was founded on a form of intuitive recognition. The symbols were components of words. Direct symbols of objects, concepts and even numbers. Words, actions, symbolic tools, we operate on multiple levels. Everything you do can potentially be a ritual, but the intention, the focus, has to be there.

“We seek to find peace of mind in the word, the formula, the ritual. The hope is illusion.” Benjamin Cardozo

“Los Angeles is a city looking for a ritual to join its fragments, and The Doors are looking for such a ritual also. A kind of electric wedding. We hide ourselves in the music to reveal ourselves.” Jim Morrison (American Poet and Singer. Member of the American band The Doors. 1943-1971)

“To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.” Philip Andrew Adams

Ritual Statement

Some of the elements of language we don’t now recognize as ritual were actually former rituals. The handshake was a disarming process and bragging was a ritual both in Norse and Japanese cultures, but there is something deeper to ritual.… Seek More

Using Ritual

The little ritual, or psychodrama if you will, might seem to have no power or meaning.  But as people have often experienced, if you dream about something aggravating at night, your next day may be very much affected. Much of dream… Seek More

Ritual Connection

Obstacles cease to be obstacles and become simply a part of the terrain as we become more aware. You won’t bemoan the wall when you see the door, and often times especially in the case of sculptors they say they… Seek More

World as Ritual

Do you see a connection between the modern ‘worship’ of materialism/money as the root of many people being in a state of dis-ease, as in it being a good example of ‘bad’ ritual? Yes, I do indeed. The American bill… Seek More

Ceremony of Magic

I won’t be addressing any one style of ceremony, but will speak to styles across the board. What is ritual magic? It is ceremony. It is performance like song or dance, but not like these things in the conventional sense.… Seek More

Ritual Magic Experience

Anyone have experience with ritual magic? Care to share your experiences? Kawa ceremony. At heiau, at midnight to 3 am. Kawa is kava. Heiau are our temples. At those hours we follow a protocol so as to invite the spirits… Seek More

Ritual Space

The Hawaiian people have what could perhaps be called family gathering spots. The spot is automatically a meeting place between them and the spirits. Many sites like that here, yes. Ancient to present time. That’s done with the set up of… Seek More