May 24, 2022

Making life sacred through ceremony and ritual

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison  discuss making life sacred through ceremony and ritual. Post-enlightenment and certainly post-industrial life in the west has become increasingly more profane. Reid and Steve explore the potential problems with this and the value of adding ritual and ceremony to your life if it isn’t already there.

(1:21) Chanting and toning
(2:23) PTF episode on setting intentions 
(3:18) What is sacred?
(3:43) What are rituals and ceremonies for?
(7:24) The 6 attributes of ritual
(11:10) Rite of passage
(13:37) Ritual's bind communities together
(14:31) Ritual helping us create order out of chaos and give up the need to control and make sense of everything
(21:47) The depth and wisdom contained in traditional rituals
(23:30) The body is the vehicle for enlightenment
(27:10) Cold plunging and breath work
(29:39) Steve's first yoga class
(32:53) Ritualizing the things we do anyway
(38:25) Are rituals and ceremonies “cringe” or “cheesy”? 

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