July 6 2020

By: Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, July 6, 2020

Our theme this month is “Why Are Rituals Important?” This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart and part of the reason why I became a spiritual director, Life-Cycle Celebrant™ and end-of-life doula. Rituals help us navigate the world. In relation to much of my work here, rituals help us transition with a loss. According to Ronald L. Grimes in his book, Deeply Into the Bone: Reinventing Rites of Passage, “Ritual is one of the oldest forms of human activity we know. It may have been the original multimedia performance—an archaic, unifying activity. It not only integrated storytelling, dance, and performance, but it also provided the matrix out of which other cultural activities such as art, medicine, and education gradually emerged, differentiating themselves from one another." I hope you check back each week this month to read more about this topic. 

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