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So its time to conclude this series on the nature and management of ritual and habits. I’ll confess at times I thought I might not.  I took on the subject as a means of exploring something which I knew was important but which I could only see through a glass, darkly (1 Cor 13:12 KJV).  I […]
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I promised in the last post that I would look at practice theory which could easily lead into a discussion of habitus (Bourdieu) and Daisen (Heidegger) worthy of a thesis in its own right.  Other people have made stronger links to the wider field of naturalising sense-making with SenseMaker® being described as a practical implementation of […]
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Mapping and the need for maps underpins a lot of this series of posts – both in terms of understanding rituals & habits as well as my more discursive comments in the footers that explain the banner images.   I should also say that I am always slightly nervous talking about mapping as its one […]
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There is some debate in the literature as to the difference between repetitive actions and ritual acts, the argument being that the latter will also contain some symbolic aspect, in the object or what the object means.  In a sense this brings us back to an older difference between the sacred and the profane, words […]
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I can’t really imagine going walking without a camera, and by that I don’t mean the iPhone although I have fallen back to that at times.  Landscape photography is a part and parcel of my identity and the Nikon 810 full frame comes into its own in the mountains.  Maybe this is the year I […]
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When I started this series I was not entirely sure where they would lead me and as I pass the half way mark on the last day of the year I am still not entirely sure but I can start to see a pattern. Walking everyday, bar one, has given me the space to think […]
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If you are of a certain age you will remember reciting your times tables in class and acquiring all the little tips you got taught to make mental arithmetic easier.  Now I have no idea if this is still taught, and if it is taught in the same way.  I doubt it and I always […]
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Byung-Chul Han defines ritual as symbolic techniques of making oneself at home in the world.  In anthropology we have seen a shift from Durkheim’s view of ritual as reinforcing collective beliefs and enabling social integration to a view based far more on symbols in which are in a way closer to myths function, but which also provide […]
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Dave Snowden
I was thinking this morning that in an earlier post in this series I hadn’t really addressed the way that habits arise in wider communities (including nations) over time and that might be a logical extension of the emphasis I placed on collective habits as well as individual ones.  In the effect the habits of […]
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