Friday, April 21, 2017

R is for Ritual

Welcome to Frankly Scarlett's April A to Z Blog Challenge.

This year my theme is A Goddess' Glossary and we are looking at terms utilized by Goddesses, Priestesses, Shamans and Witches. These are terms that might occur in my new fantasy series, Paisley Cove.

R is for Ritual

Rituals exist in every culture and in every belief system. Think about your particular culture and belief system and try to identify some of the elements.

Whether you are a descendant of a native tribe, a member of a traditional religion or a practitioner of new age philosophies I bet we can find commonalities in the various rituals.

Colors, prayers or chants, a musical element, fire, symbols, gifts, are all parts of rituals, no matter what their origins. Rituals are also planned around either dates or rites of passages. Whether it's based on a season, like Solstice or Easter, a particular age, or the celebration of an achievement, we can find common elements.

Think of all the celebrations you know that feature fire.  Fire as a true fire, the flame of a candle or fireworks are all fire elements. We now have a common element from Homa to Easter to Hanakuh to a wedding to Independence day.

Can you think of other commonalities between faiths? As always, feel free to comment with respect.

Bonfire, Fire, Man, Dancing, Rituals

Tomorrow our blog will be about Solstice.

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1 comment:

  1. The use of candles and incense is a commonality among many religions. Terrific posting. I like this theme you have.

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