Crafting Secular Ritual

Crafting Secular Ritual
Author: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN 10: 1784503509
ISBN 13: 9781784503505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crafting Secular Ritual Book Review:

Answering the call for new rituals in our secular age, this book recognises the essential importance of rituals to the psychological, physical and spiritual health of individuals, families, organisations, and society as a whole. The book examines and explains the history, function and place of emerging rituals in different cultures, as well as providing practical guidance for creating your own secular rituals. The author includes examples, risk factors and checklists for the stages of planning new rituals for life events such as birth, marriage, and death, as well as for public occasions such as graduation and protest marches.

Secular Ritual

Secular Ritual
Author: International Conference On Secular Ritual (1974. Burg Wartenstein, Autriche)
Publsiher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
Total Pages: 293
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 9789023214571
ISBN 13: 9023214579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies

Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies
Author: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN 10: 1784503444
ISBN 13: 9781784503444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies Book Review:

The growing absence of meaningful ritual in contemporary Western societies has led to cohesive research on the history of ritualizing behaviour in different cultures. The relatively new field of ritology, which includes neuroscience, anthropology, cultural psychology, psychotherapy and even art and performance, raises questions about the significance and practice of ritual today. This book is the first of its kind to discuss the importance of secular rituals for cultural and personal growth. Using a transdisciplinary approach, a range of contributors provide an authoritative account of the science and history of rituals and their role in creating healthy societies in the modern age.

Rituals for Work

Rituals for Work
Author: Kursat Ozenc,Margaret Hagan
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 1119530784
ISBN 13: 9781119530787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rituals for Work Book Review:

Experience the transformative power of creative rituals in the workplace Rituals for Work shows us how creative rituals can make our personal and business lives more meaningful and rewarding. Rituals are powerful tools: they reinforce good habits, motivate personal and professional achievement, create a common bond between co-workers and build shared values; they can transform an organization’s culture and provide a foundation to achieve common goals. Focusing on real-world examples, this book takes a practical approach to the power and benefits of workplace rituals. This insightful guide presents 50 creative rituals, from business and management to design and personal development. Specific case studies highlight the use of rituals and their positive impact to real-world organizations, while vivid visuals allow us to feel their energy and emotion. A ritual is only effective when its purpose is clearly defined. This book goes beyond simple analysis to provide actual recipes for individual rituals designed to promote specific habits, change negative behaviors, and instill values. Each ritual can be adapted to achieve a multitude of goals and tailored to fit your organization or team’s specific needs. ● Change behaviors, form positive habits, and assign meaning to shared goals ● Build shared values, foster innovation, and encourage strong teamwork ● Deal with conflicts effectively and engage others to work on resolutions ● Learn the fundamental concepts of ritual-building and share your knowledge with your team An informative and inspirational resource for executives, managers, team leaders, and employees of every level, Rituals for Work provides a blueprint for building a culture of engagement, innovation, and shared purpose for organizations of all sizes, across industries.

The Craft of Ritual Studies

The Craft of Ritual Studies
Author: Ronald L. Grimes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0195301420
ISBN 13: 9780195301427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Craft of Ritual Studies Book Review:

Readership: Students and scholars of ritual studies, religious studies, anthropology

A Religion of One s Own

A Religion of One s Own
Author: Thomas Moore
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-01-09
ISBN 10: 0698148592
ISBN 13: 9780698148598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Religion of One s Own Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author and trusted spiritual adviser offers a follow-up to his classic Care of the Soul. Something essential is missing from modern life. Many who’ve turned away from religious institutions—and others who have lived wholly without religion—hunger for more than what contemporary secular life has to offer but are reluctant to follow organized religion’s strict and often inflexible path to spirituality. In A Religion of One’s Own, bestselling author and former monk Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion. Two decades ago, Moore’s Care of the Soul touched a chord with millions of readers yearning to integrate spirituality into their everyday lives. In A Religion of One’s Own, Moore expands on the topics he first explored shortly after leaving the monastery. He recounts the benefits of contemplative living that he learned during his twelve years as a monk but also the more original and imaginative spirituality that he later developed and embraced in his secular life. Here, he shares stories of others who are creating their own path: a former football player now on a spiritual quest with the Pueblo Indians, a friend who makes a meditative practice of floral arrangements, and a well-known classical pianist whose audiences sometimes describe having a mystical experience while listening to her performances. Moore weaves their experiences with the wisdom of philosophers, writers, and artists who have rejected materialism and infused their secular lives with transcendence. At a time when so many feel disillusioned with or detached from organized religion yet long for a way to move beyond an exclusively materialistic, rational lifestyle, A Religion of One’s Own points the way to creating an amplified inner life and a world of greater purpose, meaning, and reflection.

Romantic Guide to Handfasting

Romantic Guide to Handfasting
Author: Anna Franklin
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-06-08
ISBN 10: 0738748560
ISBN 13: 9780738748566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romantic Guide to Handfasting Book Review:

Sacred and solemn, handfasting is a marriage rite practiced by Pagans, Druids, Witches, and Shamans for centuries. Anna Franklin explores the fascinating origins of this beautiful ritual and provides practical advice and ideas for planning your own handfasting celebration.

Religion Ritual and Ritualistic Objects

Religion  Ritual and Ritualistic Objects
Author: Albertina (Tineke) Nugteren
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN 10: 3038977527
ISBN 13: 9783038977520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Ritual and Ritualistic Objects Book Review:

This is a volume about the life and power of ritual objects in their religious ritual settings. In this Special Issue, we see a wide range of contributions on material culture and ritual practices across religions. By focusing on the dynamic interrelations between objects, ritual, and belief, it explores how religion happens through symbolic materiality. The ritual objects presented in this volume include: masks worn in the Dogon dance; antique ecclesiastical silver objects carried around in festive processions and shown in shrines in the southern Andes; funerary photographs and films functioning as mnemonic objects for grieving children; a dented rock surface perceived to be the god’s footprint in the archaic place of pilgrimage, Gaya (India); a recovered manual of rituals (from Xiapu county) for Mani, the founder of Manichaeism, juxtaposed to a Manichaean painting from southern China; sacred stories and related sacred stones in the Alor–Pantar archipelago, Indonesia; lotus symbolism, indicating immortalizing plants in the mythic traditions of Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia; lavishly illustrated variations of portrayals of Ravana, a Sinhalese god-king-demon; figurines made of cow dung sculptured by rural women in Rajasthan (India); and mythical artifacts called ‘Apples of Eden’ in a well-known interactive game series.

Light Magic for Dark Times

Light Magic for Dark Times
Author: Lisa Marie Basile
Publsiher: Fair Winds Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 1631595873
ISBN 13: 9781631595875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light Magic for Dark Times Book Review:

When the world around you turns dark, tap into the light. If you're having a hard time finding that light, facing trauma and division, or want to send healing vibes to a friend, the inspired, easy-to-do spells of Light Magic for Dark Times can assist. Luna Luna magazine’s Lisa Marie Basile shares inspired spells, rituals, and practices, including: A new moon ritual for attracting a lover A spell to banish recurring nightmares A graveyard meditation for engaging with death A mermaid ritual for going with the flow A zodiac practice for tapping into celestial mojo A rose-quartz elixir for finding self-love A spell to recharge after a protest or social justice work These 100 spells are ideal for those inexperienced with self-care rituals, as well as experienced witches. They can be cast during a crisis or to help prevent one, to protect loved ones, to welcome new beginnings, to heal from grief, or to find strength. Whether you’re working with the earth, performing a cleanse with water or smoke, healing with tinctures or crystals, meditating through grief, brewing, enchanting, or communing with your coven, Light Magic for Dark Times will help you tap into your inner witch in times of need.

Witch s Master Grimoire

Witch s Master Grimoire
Author: Sabrina
Publsiher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-05-15
ISBN 10: 1632658089
ISBN 13: 9781632658081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witch s Master Grimoire Book Review:

Contains spells and magickal rites in a format that is simple to follow. Includes tips on the most productive times to cast spells.

Kabbalah Magic and the Great Work of Self transformation

Kabbalah  Magic  and the Great Work of Self transformation
Author: Lyam Thomas Christopher
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0738708933
ISBN 13: 9780738708935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kabbalah Magic and the Great Work of Self transformation Book Review:

Based on an innovative blend of Kabbalah and magic, a step-by-step program toward spiritual attainment guides readers through each level of the the Golden Dawn system of ritual magic and its corresponding sphere in the Kabbalah Tree of Life. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Cruel Attachments

Cruel Attachments
Author: John Borneman
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-03-09
ISBN 10: 022623407X
ISBN 13: 9780226234076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cruel Attachments Book Review:

There is no more seemingly incorrigible criminal type than the child sex offender. Said to suffer from a deeply rooted paraphilia, he is often considered as outside the moral limits of the human, profoundly resistant to change. Despite these assessments, in much of the West an increasing focus on rehabilitation through therapy provides hope that psychological transformation is possible. Examining the experiences of child sex offenders undergoing therapy in Germany—where such treatments are both a legal right and duty—John Borneman, in Cruel Attachments, offers a fine-grained account of rehabilitation for this reviled criminal type. Carefully exploring different cases of the attempt to rehabilitate child sex offenders, Borneman details a secular ritual process aimed not only at preventing future acts of molestation but also at fundamentally transforming the offender, who is ultimately charged with creating an almost entirely new self. Acknowledging the powerful repulsion felt by a public that is often extremely skeptical about the success of rehabilitation, he challenges readers to confront the contemporary contexts and conundrums that lie at the heart of regulating intimacy between children and adults.

Caves and Ritual in Medieval Europe AD 500 1500

Caves and Ritual in Medieval Europe  AD 500 1500
Author: Knut Bergsvik,Marion Dowd
Publsiher: Oxbow Books Limited
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-02-07
ISBN 10: 9781785708329
ISBN 13: 1785708325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caves and Ritual in Medieval Europe AD 500 1500 Book Review:

Presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the use of caves and rock shelters across Europe during the medieval period for a wide range of religious and spiritual purposes by Christian, Muslim, Pictish, and non-denominational communities, at both regional and local levels.

Desiring the Kingdom Cultural Liturgies

Desiring the Kingdom  Cultural Liturgies
Author: James K. A. Smith
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781441211262
ISBN 13: 1441211268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desiring the Kingdom Cultural Liturgies Book Review:

Malls, stadiums, and universities are actually liturgical structures that influence and shape our thoughts and affections. Humans--as Augustine noted--are "desiring agents," full of longings and passions; in brief, we are what we love. James K. A. Smith focuses on the themes of liturgy and desire in Desiring the Kingdom, the first book in what will be a three-volume set on the theology of culture. He redirects our yearnings to focus on the greatest good: God. Ultimately, Smith seeks to re-vision education through the process and practice of worship. Students of philosophy, theology, worldview, and culture will welcome Desiring the Kingdom, as will those involved in ministry and other interested readers.

Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies

Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies
Author: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN 10: 1784503444
ISBN 13: 9781784503444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies Book Review:

The growing absence of meaningful ritual in contemporary Western societies has led to cohesive research on the history of ritualizing behaviour in different cultures. The relatively new field of ritology, which includes neuroscience, anthropology, cultural psychology, psychotherapy and even art and performance, raises questions about the significance and practice of ritual today. This book is the first of its kind to discuss the importance of secular rituals for cultural and personal growth. Using a transdisciplinary approach, a range of contributors provide an authoritative account of the science and history of rituals and their role in creating healthy societies in the modern age.

Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals

Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals
Author: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-07-18
ISBN 10: 1784507431
ISBN 13: 9781784507435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals Book Review:

The trend towards a more secular culture in Western society means that there can be greater flexibility in a wedding ceremony, but couples are often faced with the challenge of preparing a meaningful celebration outside the traditional religious framework. This hands-on, practical guide demonstrates how to approach and prepare a secular wedding ceremony that honours a couple's relationship with honest vows and rituals true to their shared values. In addition, it provides guidance on structuring a ceremony for couples that come from very different cultural or spiritual backgrounds. Includes the tools necessary for the creation of a ceremony, such as a Ritual Identity Questionnaire, checklists, and many other resources.

The Humanist Ceremonies Handbook Writing and Performing Humanist Weddings Memorials and Other Life Cycle Ceremonies

The Humanist Ceremonies Handbook  Writing and Performing Humanist Weddings  Memorials  and Other Life Cycle Ceremonies
Author: Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson
Publsiher: Humanist Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN 10: 9780931779756
ISBN 13: 0931779758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Humanist Ceremonies Handbook Writing and Performing Humanist Weddings Memorials and Other Life Cycle Ceremonies Book Review:

The Humanist ceremonies handbook has everything you need to write and/or perform Humanist or secular ceremonies including weddings, funerals and memorials, baby naming and adoption ceremonies, divorce ceremonies, trans naming ceremonies and more. The handbook gives you both example ceremonies as well as helpful hints such as how not to cry when performing a memorial and advice on how to run a celebrant or officiant business.

From Ritual to Theatre

From Ritual to Theatre
Author: Victor Turner,Victor Witter Turner
Publsiher: Paj Publication
Total Pages: 127
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015001107995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Ritual to Theatre Book Review:

Turner looks beyond his routinized discipline to an anthropology of experience . . . We must admire him for this.-Times Literary Supplement

The Modern Guide to Witchcraft

The Modern Guide to Witchcraft
Author: Skye Alexander
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-07-31
ISBN 10: 1440580022
ISBN 13: 9781440580024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Guide to Witchcraft Book Review:

Provides information on creating a sacred space, promoting good energy, and creating incantations, potions, and charms.

Crafting Meaningful Funeral Rituals

Crafting Meaningful Funeral Rituals
Author: Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-11-21
ISBN 10: 1784507466
ISBN 13: 9781784507466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crafting Meaningful Funeral Rituals Book Review:

Funerals are among the most important life events in Western society, and fashioning a personalized ceremony for yourself or for a loved one is often the most meaningful way to celebrate the life of the deceased. For those wanting non-religious or secular funeral ceremonies, this step-by-step guide begins by identifying what you want from the funeral and showing how you can make it happen. With sections on society's views of mortality, our need for rituals and crafting the actual ceremony, this guide provides the tools and philosophy to understand, plan and tailor a funeral for individuals. Includes all the tools necessary for the creation of a ceremony, such as a Ritual Profiles, checklists, and many other handy resources.