The Power of Ritual (Innbundet)

Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2020
Antall sider: 256
Forlag: HarperCollins Publishers
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780008389901
Kategori: Religion
Omtale The Power of Ritual
'The rare book that really might change your life. It has certainly changed mine.' - John Green, Author of The Fault in Our Stars


Casper ter Kuile, a Harvard Divinity School fellow and cohost of the popular Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast, explores how we can nourish our souls by transforming common, everyday practices yoga, reading, walking the dog into sacred rituals that can heal our crisis of social isolation and struggle to find purpose.


"After half a decade of research and hundreds of conversations with people around the country, I am convinced we are in the midst of a paradigm shift. That what used to hold us in community no longer works, and that the spiritual offerings of yesteryear no longer help us thrive."
-Casper ter Kuile


What do Soul Cycle, gratitude journals, and tech breaks have in common? For ter Kuile they offer rituals that create the foundation for our modern spiritual lives.


We are in crisis today. Our modern technological society has left too many of us no matter our ages feeling isolated and bereft of purpose. Previous frameworks for building community and finding meaning no longer support us. Yet ter Kuile reveals a hopeful new message: we might not be religious, but that doesn't mean we are any less spiritual.
Instead, we are in the midst of a paradigm shift in which we seek belonging and meaning in secular practices. Today, we find connection in:


* CrossFit and SoulCycle, which offer a sense of belonging rooted in accountability and support much like church groups
* Harry Potter and other beloved books that offer universal lessons
* Gratitude journals, which have replaced traditional prayer
* Tech breaks, which provide mindful moments of calm


In The Power of Ritual, ter Kuile invites us to deepen these ordinary practices as intentional rituals that nurture connection and wellbeing. With wisdom and endearing wit, ter Kuile's call for ritual is ultimately a call to heal our loss of connection to ourselves, to others, and to our spiritual identities.


The Power of Ritual reminds us that what we already do every day matters and has the potential to become a powerful experience of reflection, sanctuary, and meaning.

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