“It is up to us to devise our own rituals. I feel that ritual rises from the earth. If we slow down and listen to the land we are on, we will know what to do. Our rituals must speak to the particular ways we’ve been shaped, or misshaped, by our culture.
“One of the values of ritual is that it has the capacity to derange us, to shake us out of old forms. We need that derangement because the current arrangement isn’t working. We have ceremonies, but we come out of those pretty much the same as when we went in. You’re supposed to emerge from a ritual wondering what the hell just happened.”