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The Power of Ritual [electronic resource] : Turning Everyday Activities Into Soulful Practices
The Power of Ritual [electronic resource] : Turning Everyday Activities Into Soulful Practices
Kuile, Casper ter2020
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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 KuileWhat 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.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : William Collins, 2020
Collation:
1 online resource (1 audio file)
ISBN:
9780008389925
Language:
English
BRN:
3012271
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