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From Beginning to End by Robert Fulghum
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We have a compelling urge to merge with the infinite and ritual is one of the tools we use to help us transform the ordinary into the holy. It's how we all make sense out of our lives and give it's events significance.
Rituals are also our lifeline to the divine. The divine here meaning an abyss. Nothing out of which something was made. The divine also implies not only a negation or a divine abyss, but the divine as indifferent to the human, and so ritual helps us lessen the impact of this negation.
Family gatherings for instance are not so much a celebration of the way things really are, but a ritual of hope - aimed at how we devoutly wish things to be.
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April 4, 2016 – Shelved
April 4, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
June 10, 2017 – Started Reading
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Ernest Adewoyin Sounds like a book telling us how boring and predictable our life-existence is


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