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« Topic Start: September 27, 2010, 11:31:37 pm »

I have attended, written and performed many rituals over the years and while I'm very clear on the difference between a good ritual and a bad one, I'm less clear on the difference between a good ritual and a great one.  It seems like you can't tell which it will be until it's happening.  And none of the people I talk to afterwords seem to be able to define that difference either.  So I'm wondering, what was the most satisfying ritual event you've ever attended, and what made it stand out to you?

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« Reply #1: September 27, 2010, 11:36:05 pm »

What was the most satisfying ritual event you've ever attended, and what made it stand out to you?

I think the best ritual I was ever part of was a Samhain celebration.  Everything was just perfect, the space, the people, the ritual itself.  And everyone seemed so invested in the energy raising, they all just got really into it and it was wonderful.  So I think, in this case, it was enthusiasm that made it great. 

That said, I think one thing that can really bring a ritual down is when the people involved aren't into it. 
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« Reply #2: September 28, 2010, 09:38:13 am »

So I'm wondering, what was the most satisfying ritual event you've ever attended, and what made it stand out to you?

I attended a Samhain ritual in which we enacted the descent of Persephone- with masks, etc. It was really intense. We didn't have lines, but somehow knew just what to say, and everyone was on the same page. It could've easily been goofy if people hadn't been taking it seriously, but since we were, it went very well.  Smiley
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« Reply #3: October 09, 2010, 07:48:13 pm »

Must reply to this. I attended an esbat as a guest at a friend's coven in Western Australia. The magick was so strong and powerful that I could feel the presence of the gods, especially the Goddess and my body started shaking, not in an unpleasant way. It remains in my memory to this day - awesome is a word that is highly overused - but its relevant to this experience
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« Reply #4: October 13, 2010, 06:05:15 pm »

I attended a Samhain ritual in which we enacted the descent of Persephone- with masks, etc. It was really intense. We didn't have lines, but somehow knew just what to say, and everyone was on the same page. It could've easily been goofy if people hadn't been taking it seriously, but since we were, it went very well.  Smiley

I like the idea of masks.  Were they provided, or did you make your own as part of the event?
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« Reply #5: October 13, 2010, 06:07:59 pm »

Must reply to this. I attended an esbat as a guest at a friend's coven in Western Australia. The magick was so strong and powerful that I could feel the presence of the gods, especially the Goddess and my body started shaking, not in an unpleasant way. It remains in my memory to this day - awesome is a word that is highly overused - but its relevant to this experience

That sounds like an intense experience.  I've had a sort of full body tingling occur before, but never shaking.   
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« Reply #6: October 14, 2010, 09:51:50 am »

I like the idea of masks.  Were they provided, or did you make your own as part of the event?

We made them beforehand Smiley
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