At times in our lives, in profound moments of loss, celebration, or transition, authentic engagement with ritual can provide a meaningful and transformational marking of such a moment in time.
As Joseph Campbell said, “The function of ritual is to give form to the human life, not in the way of a mere surface arrangement, but in depth.” He spoke of the ache and absence of this in an overarching way with these words: “If you want to find out what it means to have a society without any rituals, read the New York Times!”
The Hermitage provides sacred space for the stillness and inwardness needed for ritual, and Turtle Haven Sanctuary land may also be included in a potential unfolding of a personal or group ritual. Both Elizabeth and Jillian are available by appointment to either assist in formulating meaningful ritual or to companion participants in a ceremony. The Turtle Haven shrines, designated areas for ceremonial fire, river, and forest provide natural and beautiful elements for engaging in meaningful ritual on the land.