ABSTRACT

This book shows how necessary ritual is to human freedom and to social processes of liberation. It aims to reflect upon the deep human longing for ritual and to interpret it in the light of our physical, social, political, sexual, moral, aesthetic, and religious existence. .

part Part I|75 pages

Ritual Pathways

chapter 1|9 pages

Introduction

part Part II|51 pages

Modalities of Performance

part Part III|63 pages

Ritual's Social Gifts

chapter 7|21 pages

Order

chapter 8|14 pages

Community

chapter 9|26 pages

Transformation

part |30 pages

Conclusion