78 minutes | Jun 22nd 2020

The Everyday Wizardry of Ritual with Casper Ter Kuile

Casper Ter Kuile is one of the most genuinely joy-filled humans that I have had the pleasure of knowing.

In this conversation we do a deep dive into his new book 'The Power of Ritual' which is out the day this episode airs, it’s honestly a perspective-shifting and heart-warmingly beautiful book on discovering the sacred amidst everyday life and seeing the world through the eyes of ritual. It's a real corker of a conversation! A few of the stories + questions we dive into are:

⛪   Some of his early experiences as a climate activist that unexpectedly led him to Harvard Divinity School

🙏   Redefining what it means for something to be 'sacred'

⏳   Why he loves the powerful idea of liturgical time

🤔   What he considers to be some of the enemies of ritual

📝   How to go about designing your own rituals amidst the lockdown.

❤️   Rituals that we've both created to foster meaningful connection with our respective partners amidst the quarantine

📆   How he has managed to create a secular sabbath for himself (and stick to it for over 4 years)

🧙‍♂️   His favourite Harry Potter scene (this is unexpectedly powerful!)

🎙️   The one lesson that he's taken away from working with the OnBeing team.


Where to find Casper on the interwebs
  • Say hi to Casper on Twitter @CaspkerTK
  • Join some of the virtual events Casper is leading
  • Read 'How We Gather' for free online
  • Join Casper's Newsletter (it's superb)
📚  Finally... I strongly encourage you to get your mitts on a copy of Casper's new book 'The Power of Ritual'

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