Crafting Secular Ritual


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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.

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Author by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781784503505

Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals


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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.

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Author by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
Genre eBook Reference
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ISBN Number 9781784507435

Emerging Ritual In Secular Societies


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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.

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Author by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781784503444

Crafting Meaningful Funeral Rituals


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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.

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Author by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
Genre eBook Self-Help
Read Book 192
ISBN Number 9781784507466

Emerging Ritual In Secular Societies


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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.

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Author by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
Genre eBook Religion
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 9781784503444

Secular Ritual


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Author by International Conference On Secular Ritual (1974. Burg Wartenstein, Autriche)
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 9023214579

Secular Ritual


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Author by International Conference On Secular Ritual (1974. Burg Wartenstein, Autriche)
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 9023214579

The Law Of Possession


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Rituals combining healing with spirit possession and court-like proceedings are found around the world and throughout history. A person suffers from an illness that cannot be cured, for example, and in order to be healed performs a ritual involving a prosecution and a defense, a judge andwitnesses. Divine beings then speak through oracles, spirits possess the victim and are exorcized, and local gods intervene to provide healing and justice.Such practices seem to be the very antithesis of modernity, and many modern, secular states have systematically attempted to eliminate them. What is the relationship between healing, spirit possession, and the law, and why are they so often combined? Why are such rituals largely absent from modernsocieties, and what happens to them when the state attempts to expunge them from their health and justice systems, or even to criminalize them? Despite the prevalence of rituals involving some or all of these elements, this volume represents the first attempt to compare and analyze themsystematically.The Law of Possession brings together historical and contemporary case studies from East Asia, South Asia, and Africa, and argues that despite consistent attempts by modern, secular states to discourage, eliminate, and criminalize them, these types of rituals persist and even thrive because theymeet widespread human needs.

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Author by Helene Basu
Genre eBook RELIGION
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ISBN Number 9780190275747

The Craft Of Ritual Studies


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

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Author by Ronald L. Grimes
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780195301427

Handfasting And Wedding Rituals


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An overview of wedding rituals for neopagans features ceremonies inspired by a wide range of influences, mythological love stories, and belief systems, including interfaith ceremonies allowing for just about any combination of religions, and tips on finding officiates, suggested readings, and more.

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Author by Raven Kaldera
Genre eBook Body, Mind & Spirit
Read Book 320
ISBN Number 0738704709