V'Oct(Ritual) at BEAM Festival Saturday 23rd June. Thanks for a great weekend...it was a real pleasure being part of this years festival.
From the very earliest times ritual sacrifice was an unfettered act of devotion, not committed to the charge or regulation of a body of priviledged priests, but left to the free impulse of s/he who offered it. Over time and repetition the ritual assumes a formal character, becoming finally a strictly and minutely regulated succession of complex physical acts. A body of utterances, formulas of sound/words that are activating and symbolically significant, are refined through practice and ordered.