Ritual is a terribly important, binding cement in a society. If we abandon formality and rituals, we’re actually weakening the relationships that exist between people that bind.’ Alexander McCall Smith
Every culture, in every part of the world, in every era has engaged in rituals. This would suggest that rituals are a fundamental part of the human condition. Rituals have even been called our most basic form of technology – they are a mechanism that can change things, solve problems, perform certain functions and accomplish tangible results.