- Hardcover: 210 pages
- Publisher: Taylor Pub; First Edition edition (April 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0878339469
- ISBN-13: 978-0878339464
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 9.8 x 6.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,466,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Sense of the Sacred: Finding Our Spiritual Lives Through Ceremony Hardcover – April, 1997
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Getty's book could be easily overlooked in the current swarm of books on spiritual topics, but it is no mere how-to for the budding ceremonialist. A distinguished scholar of comparative religions, Getty offers a series of profound meditations on the power of ritual. In a world in which ceremonies that bond society together are lacking or shallow, Getty argues, we must begin the task of forging new ceremonies sufficient to express our deepening understanding of human connection to the cosmos. She offers suggested rituals for events such as the blessing of children and the establishment of partnerships. More important, she offers a framework for understanding how to build ritual into everyday life. Moving accounts of the importance of ceremony in her own life make this book something of a treasure. Patricia Monaghan
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