Rope Rituals

Bita von Seil
4 min readMay 6, 2023

Why do we do rope in community?

Photo by Nal on Unsplash

How many churches, temples, holy — and alleged holy places — have I visited? Surely, thousands. My life has involved many rituals, some deliberate and learned and others inherited. The religious historian Mircea Eliade posited that rituals were the vehicle for humanity to return to a mythical time when the sacred originated. Most of our lives in the modern era exist in a profane setting. We get up, brush our…

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