Ritual Performance and Risk One of the by-products and effects of safety bureaucracy is the reduction of personal agency. That is, people are controlled by process, systems and rituals rather than by … [Read more...] about Ritual Performance and Risk
Scapegoating and Safety The Scapegoat has always been a part of the way the Sacred deals with harm, suffering, uncertainty and guilt. All civilizations and religions have practiced various forms of … [Read more...] about Scapegoating and Safety
Shared Ritual in the Safety Congregation? When anything involves salvation there is ritual. This is the energy of Zero. Follow these procedures, habits, practices, myths or routine enactments and … [Read more...] about Shared Ritual in the Safety Congregation?
Ritual as Embodied Learning in Safety I have written about the nature of ritual previously, particularly the properties of ritual: https://safetyrisk.net/safety-as-ritual-performance/ All rituals … [Read more...] about Ritual as Embodied Learning in Safety
Loathing Fallibility and Rituals of Safety I was in the Post Office yesterday and despite the markings on the floor, some people didn’t maintain the appropriate social distance. There were 3 people … [Read more...] about Loathing Fallibility and Rituals of Safety
Humans create rituals so that they don’t have to think rationally about a process that is symbolized in the ritual. In this way meaning is transferred quickly and doesn’t require arduous concentration … [Read more...] about Safety as Ritual Performance
Safety Sacraments and Rituals As Australians approach the time of year most dense with symbolism (ANZAC and Easter), it may be helpful to ponder the nature, power and significance of symbols, … [Read more...] about Safety Sacraments and Rituals