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The Structure of Ritual

A handout presented during Dave Lee’s talk on Psychedelics, Ritual & Time.

The Structure of Ritual

First we conceive of and plan what kind of ritual we want to do.

Then we create a sacred space with the use of banishing rituals, circles, smudging and so forth.

Now we focus on the purpose of the ritual, using statements of intent, silent focusing and objects that symbolize our goals.

This is woven in with the exaltation of consciousness that forms the main part of the ritual.

Finally we need to let go of our intention, and eventually of the ritual itself as we leave the sacred space.

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