The What is Ritual Series is a continuing series of essays exploring the form and function of ritual. It aims to present a Theory of Ritual not unlike the approach to Music Theory: analyzing ritual in a way that presents a theory of what works, why it works, and how to create effective rituals.
i. Prologue: Reality and Meaning
I. What is Ritual
VI. The Ritual Plane
VII. The Gift of Food
VIII. The Unity of Purpose: Blót
IX. What is in A Name?