(Graduate Class - Full Day)
An Introduction to Ritual - Looks at the theory and practice of Ritual. Learn the common threads that connect all sacred rituals and how to incorporate them into your own spiritual practice. I’m really excited about this class, I’ve been working on it for a while, but this is the first time I’ll be teaching it.
I find ritual fascinating. Humans seem to be built for ritual, and rituals are practiced in every culture. This class is a brief introduction to ritual looking at common threads between cultures, common elements and a basic understanding of how and why rituals work.
Most of my evening workshops are pretty light and fun with a greater focus on the experiential than just filling your heads with facts and lecture, but ritual is such a rich topic that I find myself drawn to a more academic exploration of the topic than I usually go for. I’m excited and a bit scared about tackling such a big topic in such a short time, but it’s going to be a great class.
Wear comfortable clothes, natural fibers are best, and be ready for invocations, sacred circles, holy water and rhythmic muttering.
- Category: Intensives
- Written by John Michael Thornton