Day Schildkret is an artist, ritualist, and award-winning author. He’s the author of Morning Altars, and just published a new book called: Hello, Goodbye: 75 Rituals for Times of Loss, Celebration and Change.
As we collectively move through these times of enormous transition, more people than ever are trying to make sense of these times. Rituals and ceremonies are profound tools and catalysts for meaning-making. The power of ritual helps us to make contact with the fullness of the present moment, inviting us to pause and remember how to turn towards and tend to the sacred. Rituals can help us punctuate the chapters of our lives with meaning and purpose and a greater depth of significance.
In this episode, Day shares why rituals are so important, especially right now. He shares various ways of defining and understanding what ritual is and explains the difference between ritual, ceremony, and routine.