November 4th, 2009
|02:02 pm - Ritual Performance Clinics, and the CTP3 Plan|
There's been interest in setting up a sort of Ritual Performance Clinic for the Grove. I've been brainstorming, and I'm currently looking at about 7 different sessions:
Ritual Space – Configuration, Management, and UsePraying With a Good Fire – Choosing Focus, Writing Prayers, Making Offerings
- Cosmological Issues
Ritual Scaling – Considerations for Small, Medium, and Large Rites
- Exercise: Three Prayers in Three Minutes
Running a Rite – From Outlines to Fire Extinguishers
- Exercise: Classification and Scaling
Performance Concerns – Vocalization, Nerves, Memorization, and Engaged Reading
- Exercise: "Lickity-Split"
Wrap-up – Punting, Casting, and TrustI am thinking about opening this up beyond just our Grove, since we have so many folk in the area, and doing it on a Saturday in December to give folks who can make a day-trip down (or up, as the case may be) a chance to do so.
- Exercise: Warmups and Rundowns
Depending on a few things, there may be a small charge to attend, too. It would be nice if, should I decide that we need materials (and we most certainly will, if I do what I'd like to do) or need to rent space, I don't have to cover it myself. Of course, if any charge comes into it, it's got to be a well-done program, and it should be reasonable enough that anyone could afford it (I'm thinking $5-$10, if I can manage to keep it at that level).
Then, of course, I hope to have an OL article out of at least a few of these sections.
I have also come up with a set of goal completion dates for my CTP 3 work, in hopes of becoming eligible to apply for Ordination as an ADF Priest before Summerland 2010. (For those scoring at home, I'm consecrated as an ADF Dedicant Priest; ordination is the next step, and confers ADF Priesthood for life. . . assuming the Priest remains in ADF, of course.)
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: "Island Fever", -JB
sounds fantastic, definitely could benefit from this.
You forgot music & trance - leading a group into the group-mindset to bump up the ju-ju of a rite. Part of that might be the theatre of public ritual performance (beyond stage-fright/individual-performance issues) - theatre grew from religious ritual for a reason. It is part of the spell of the ritual to establish the mental rapport with the audience (members of the public who aren't schooled in ADF techniques).
I didn't forget it; I just am not qualified to teach much about music. Trance I'm more likely to cover when I have a day to do just that, though I'll touch on part of it for nerves and the cosmology stuff.
why not ask Missy to help you? Or Ian Corrigan to come in with a guest-lecturer class...