Forum August 2015

Unseen Quaker rituals I would like to respond to some of the questions I’ve received concerning ritual (“Allow Me to Introduce You, Witches and Friends” by Meagan Fischer, FJ May). I actually don’t agree with the distinction many Quakers make between expectant worship and other forms of ritual. I experience meeting for worship as a type of ritual, just as Zen meditation, Catholic services, and Reclaiming ritual. I don’t have a set definition of ritual, but off the cuff I’d call it a series of events done with intention, especially intention to cultivate or contact the sacred or any alternate🔒

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