The Power of Rituals & Tending to the Sacred Through Times of Transition with Day Schildkret - 44
Episode 4425th February 2022 • The Psychedelic Leadership Podcast • Live Free Laura D
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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. 

Click here to access this episode's page complete with a full transcript, more about the author, and complete list of resources.

Core Themes

  • The significance of rituals
  • Why rituals are so important as we move through times of change
  • Exploring the various definitions of ritual 
  • The act of returning to and tending to the sacred 
  • Ceremony of Life
  • Rites of passage 
  • Why rituals are important for reorienting our lives around meaning 
  • The difference between ritual, ceremony, and routine
  • Rituals and cultural appropriation 
  • The meaning of catastrophe 
  • Microdosing morning rituals

Resources Mentioned 

Hello, Goodbye: 75 Rituals for Times of Celebration, Loss, & Change

The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure (Foundations of Human Behavior) by Victor Turner

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Featured Music

Episode #44 of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast features a song called "The Offering" by Aea Luz.