Jeltje Gordon-Lennox’s new book, Crafting Secular Ritual, is a unique hands-on guide to the craft of ritual making. This book examines and explains the history, function and place of rituals in different cultures, as well as providing practical guidance for creating your own non-religious rituals for important life stages and events; from naming ceremonies to weddings, births to funerals.
Jeltje recommends identifying your ritual strategy before you plan your first ritual – but how do you do this?
To find out, take this short quiz from Crafting Secular Ritual here.
“Outside of religious institutions there has not been much published guidance on how to create rituals. Beginning in the mid-20th century though, wedding planners, along with celebrant, humanist, and funeral societies, began to fill the void. Half a century later, DIY rituals can still be awkward, embarrassing, or meaningless. This book takes a decisive step in the right direction. It gives practical advice to readers for crafting rites of passage thoughtfully and creatively.”
Ronald L. Grimes, author of The Craft of Ritual Studies
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