To someone who doesn't know how it works, from the outside, it might look like magic or "rituals".genero81 said:It's been discussed that this knowledge has decayed into "rites," "initiations" and so forth that has lost the original meaning. In fact, has become something entirely different. Like animal or human sacrifice, for example.So I was struck by the whole dance thing... and how it resonated with recent changes in my life.
But at the same time, there was this little nagging voice in the back of my head that I recalled from previous transcripts "There are NO good rituals."
I don't quite know how to balance the input that the rhythms and "frequencies" of dance will have a positive and collaborative effect with the admonition about ritual. Frankly it has me puzzled.
Besides, I didn't see any reference to rituals by the C's.
In fact it looks like a ploy to bring doubt into the mix. We don't even know how it works just yet and you are concerned about rituals.
I'm thinking more like creative application of knowledge by participants who share the same understanding. Is agriculture a ritual? No, it's an application of knowledge.
See the difference?
But if you KNOW what you're doing: the intent, the process, the effects, then it's no magic. It's scientific application of knowledge.
To quote Laura:
Obviously, taking a scientific approach to these matters and understanding what you are doing and why and what you can truly expect from the actions is a WHOLE world of difference from "rites and rituals" that are performed mindlessly and with no real knowledge of what they mean or, worse, false ideas of what they are intended to do like all that magick mumbo jumbo!