Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 9: Ritual and Festivalia, Part 1

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms




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Rituals among the ancient Aztec culture, including their shocking sacrifices, point to an attitude of utter confidence in the invisible. The sun's sun. We are not proposing a religious ritual, rather one centered around nature, moving away from verbosity into the angelic and the artistic. Friday as a day of quiet and contemplation is one ritual that could be instituted, also a day of planting trees as in Greek culture. Poetry and song, poise and breathing, movement and deportment. Not a connivance out of reason and intellect. Color and design of clothing. Scent. The dance and performance of the bees. Tableau. (11:49)



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