Ritual is a universal language that gives substance and meaning to our lives. People are eager to honor the significant moments in their lives and Barbara Biziou, one of America's foremost ritual experts, teaches us how to restore ritual to its rightful place as food for the soul through practical, easy-to-use ritual recipes that are inspiring and fun. Rituals can enhance daily routines, enrich milestones, and guide us through difficult transitions. Whether you're releasing fear, bringing deeper meaning to a family or community gathering, or celebrating an important event, THE JOY OF RITUAL is like a wise best friend that reconnects us to our hearts and souls.
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I took a Rituals class with Ms Biziou earlier this month. In the book she gives you "recipes" for performing your own rituals. Rituals to celebrate milestones, transitions or holidays are included in the book.Ms Biziou is an interfaith minister and the rituals are appropriate for people of all religions (or no religion). There are rituals for a new home, community building, divorce, grieving the unborn, moving through depression and many, many more. Emphasis is on developing your own rituals - not having to be perfect, using colors and symbols that hold meaning for you, losing the parts of rituals that don't speak to you or work for you. I found the directions very clear, esp compared to similar books I've read in the past. Of course, being in her class and learning things directly from Ms Biziou, plus the hands on experience, was extremely helpful. The aim is to integrate practical spirituality into your life daily. Highly recommended.