The Purpose of Ritual by Marietta Williams

Ritual can even be as simple as honoring an altar in the morning or repeating a mantra before falling asleep.  It certainly doesn’t have to be elaborate.  But for the new and adept practitioner alike, the meaning of ritual can be confusing. It’s easy to be thrown into a ritual without a sense of cause or to lose the purpose as your skills are honed. So what exactly is the purpose of ritual?