'Twisted Ritual' Chapter

Twisted Ritual

Practices designed to serve a deconstructive purpose. Every ritual undertaken casts a light out into the world. Every light casts a shadow. The practice is to perform rituals specifically to access these shadows and strengthen them. The reason we often stay stuck in problems is because we fight the problem.

An example of twisted ritual would be to take your coping mechanism and reverse it. People get stuck in ends and destroy means, thus wind up having no means to achieve their ends. Get so hung up on goals they ignore the process, and the process that gets you to any goal always seems either like a problem or like experience. Ritual takes you out of yourself and into the focus of the ritual, into the problem.

“If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.” Chinese Proverbs

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