Celticowl wrote:I think its because we are pattern seeking creatures by nature. When we carry out ritual we create a pattern of set steps which feels satisfying to us and help us focus. The rest follows from that.
Celticowl wrote:I think its because we are pattern seeking creatures by nature.
Frog wrote:On October 31st I face North West and thank my ancestors for their help over the last year.
Year before, I forgot. The next month was just tough. I belatedly thanked them, and it eased.
December 31st I leave a silver coin out. On 1st January I turn it over before bringing it in. I was told it was for good luck with money. I have no idea what will happen if I don't do that.
This may be superstition, but then belief in ritual is (to some extent) an extension of the same. I'm happy with my little rituals and they work for me. Or at least, they seem to.
DJ Droood wrote:I figure the only difference between the Pope and I is I will publicly admit that many of my behaviours are ritualistic OCD and superstition...and I don't think they should be encoded in law for everyone in the world.
I think we have a need for ritual and meaning, otherwise we feel lost.
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