I Love Ceremonies and Rituals

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    I give back to the earth,

    so people may be saved from the perspective that their own life means nothing and they are willing to continue to kill themselves until they are dead. So on a full moon, I take things to the forest and bury very precious things and ask the earth to help the people in need of a...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr
    22-25, F
    Mar 7, 2014

    Incense Burning

      Incense burning  is a method of purifying the surroundings. In some parts of the world, families celebrate different special occasions by feasting and burning traditional incense. Asian families, especially the Japanese and the Chinese are so fond with incense that...
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    18 Responses Mar 15, 2009

    Birthdays ..

    I would have loved this .. Latin America In several Latino cultures, a girl's 15th birthday, called a "Quinceanera", marks her passage into adulthood. This celebration often includes a religious ceremony at church, in which the young lady recognizes her heritage and...
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2009

    I love them too. I think a Catholic upbringing

    primed me for this. Even then, I liked them better than most. I would go into the church during my lunch break and perform the Stations of the Cross. In my teens, I departed from the church and began making up my own little "moon rituals". In my adult life, rituals...
    lotusdrum lotusdrum
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015

    Kite Flying

     kite flying is a popular common ritual  to celebrate Spring in all of Asia from Japan to Malaysia to Arab lands' In Hindu India, the kite is a symbol of Hope and joy, so flying kites is associated with  various Hindu festivals, but in Pakistan it is...
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    17 Responses Mar 15, 2009

    Water Lanterns

    The Lantern Ceremony is an ancient tradition celebrated in many Asian countries around the world, including China, Thailand and Japan. The Lantern Festival is usually held on a Buddhist holiday on the night of a full moon. Since the worlds first atomic bombings of Hiroshima on 6...
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Mar 15, 2009

    You Can Always Do Something!

    I've had a Bible verse running through my mind for weeks now...kind of strange since I'm not religious. "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about...
    frito414 frito414
    56-60, F
    9 Responses Mar 30, 2011

    Control Ritual

    OK so I want to do this ritual to control people but don't know how. Who will tell me how I do this?
    Your1girl Your1girl
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2012

    Of Course Ceremony and Ritual!

    A good many April 1sts ago, NPR's Morning Edition did a story exploring the rituals of secular humanism, parodying the idea that it was a substitute for religion.  I wasn't quite awake as I listened, and it took me at least until the rerun 2 hours later for me to realize...
    GeorgeTSLC GeorgeTSLC
    66-70, M
    Apr 4, 2009

    Sky Lanterns

    I love the idea of releasing sky lanterns as a form of prayer for good luck and blessings.   These lanterns were  incorporated into festivals like the Chinese Mid-Autumn and Lantern Festivals. Pingsi in the Taipei County of Taiwan holds an annual Lantern Festival in...
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2009

    It'S My Center

    Rituals, cermonies, magics and spells gave me focus and life in a very uncertian time. It also helped keep those people who feared such things to leave me alone in a very helpless point in my life that quickly passed and showed me that true friends will stand by you no matter...
    Zurea Zurea
    26-30, T
    May 17, 2013

    It Gave Me A Little Life In My Dead Time

    I've had a really hard time these last few days, dying is hard but I am at the moment living in my Priest /cult house. I am a member of a satanic/vampiristic cult where blood plays a big part. Last night my Lord asked me to join him in a ritual, he told me it would hurt but I...
    NoatoNoaki NoatoNoaki
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2012

    I had a random thought

    for a type of marriage ritual but without using a church. Two people meet with their families and friends watching, as they are under a huge tree with a lot of forest life around near a mountain (has to look full of life with wondrous colors etc), they begin a ritual to bind...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    I Make My Own

    strange rituals. Sometimes.
    Thought1 Thought1
    22-25
    Dec 3, 2009

    In Many Ways.

    I joined a non-denominational religious order for a few years because my middle-of-the-road Protestant upbringing did not provide this. I helped our church write children's versions of its major rituals. It's the most attractive part of the religion of my neopagan friends. It...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    Mar 17, 2009

    Drowning of Marzanna

    Drowning of Marzanna (frost maiden)  is an old pagan custom still very popular in Poland and practiced on the first day of Spring. For our ancestors, the custom was associated with the everlasting rhythm of life. It expressed their joy at the coming of spring, which meant a...
    trailguide trailguide
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Mar 19, 2009

    Tea Ceremony

    The idea of them anyway .. never seem to have the time. Love the idea of a tea ceremony like in Japan .. I just boil kettle and pour over teabag in a mug.   Ready in seconds  .. and not special at all l    
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    12 Responses Mar 13, 2009

    Sometimes It's Good To Be Bold

    A number of years back I worked in corporate sales...a field so foreign from my nature that it still makes me wonder...even more wonder provoking was my initial success.Things changesd..new owner...plants closed...orders lost...orders shipped to the wrong site....stress, stress...
    frito414 frito414
    56-60, F
    34 Responses Jan 28, 2010
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