hello my woolen hut

But how do we know what to do in a ritual? It might seem audacious, even heretical, within the context of our culture’s innocent idolization of the expert opinion, to dare to presume that we might know what’s best for us. Yet, if we examine the private and social patterns that we have created throughout our lives, we can begin to recognize, identify, affirm and claim the ways we have already, intentionally or not, established a system of celebration and commemoration for our families, our communities and ourselves. This realization helps us to develop a confidence in our sense of ritual appropriateness and our own ceremonial ability.