Essay Series: What is Ritual?

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.

Published Essays

i. Prologue: Reality and Meaning
I. What is Ritual
II. Order
III. Power
IV. Meaning
V. Communication
VI. The Ritual Plane
VII. The Gift of Food
VIII. The Unity of Purpose: Blót
IX. What is in A Name?
X. Funerals