ceremony

A Quote by David Abram on stories, earth, environment, ceremony, place, land, speech, and language

The telling of stories, like singing and praying, would seem to be an almost ceremonial act, an ancient and necessary mode of speech that tends the earthly rootedness of human language. For narrated events always happen somewhere. And for an oral culture, that location is never merely incidental to those occurrences. The events belong, as it were, to the place, and to tell the story of those events is to let the place itself speak through the telling.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 163

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Robert Grudin on awareness, drama, creativity, ceremony, energy, and borders

Great drama, like the energy implicit in every atom, is eternally around and within us, but liberated only by coincidence, ceremony, creativity, periods reaching completion, pressures reaching the bursting point, and the simple but painful cultivation of awareness.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 7

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Pablo Neruda on ceremony, childhood, ritual, and children

Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

Source: Winter Garden (A Kagean Book) (Spanish Edition), Pages: 45 (The Lost Ones of the Fores

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by G. I. Gurdjieff on ceremony, rite, and books

Every ceremony or rite has a value if it is performed without alteration. A ceremony is a book in which a great deal is written. Anyone who understands can read it. One rite often contains more than a hundred books.

G. I. Gurdjieff

Contributed by: PiALOGUE

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