Ritual and the Embodied Self is a presentation with a follow-up discussion I have given a few times to small groups of creative individuals who have expressed interest in the spiritual value of psychological development. My experience with creatives has led me to believe that creative people tend to have an implicit understanding of the importance of spiritual experiences to their health and well-being. Often, for creative people, psychological development can trigger a latent, or accelerate an existing, spiritual drive or bring into question existing beliefs.


In this presentation, I explain the value of rituals to health and well-being, the neurobiological effects of those experiences, I then present a tool I designed and use with my clients to help them find the ritual experiences that works best for them. I close the presentation by questioning the recent appropriation of ritual experiences for non-spiritual (secular and commercial) purposes.

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