73. "Ritual in everyday life" In response to In response to 0 Fri May-23-03 12:48 AM
Dr. Some' writes that while Western Civilization will never be able to recreate ritual like the Dagara, we CAN create ritual space over here in our natural environments, to enable us to connect to Spirit. He states that in order to deal with the inevitable crises of everyday life, one must continously do rituals, to open and then close the gateways to the ancestors. In this part(towards the end), I'm really feeling like Dr. Some' is addressing me personally, because he states how there is no magic formula, no pill which guarantees one will be happy for the rest of one's life. He DOES state that there is a way to plug out of the Machine, and not be a slave anymore, and that way is through connection with Spirit. The first step towards connecting with Spirit is to become one with nature, through ritual. What he describes as the Machine is for what the Matrix is a metaphor in the Matrix trilogy.
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