enriched and enlivened by ritual.
Making a careful, conscious act of transformation out of the daily
tasks of living. It is neither mindless repetitive habit, nor
rarified occult ceremony. Life lived ritually is lived
carefully and consciously and each moment can become a sacrament.
Rituals, the good ones, foster mindfulness, and they are concerned
with bringing to our attention the wonder and mystery that is
usually hidden in the ordinary and everyday world.
The words and music offered by
Ritualitas seek not only to help our communal rituals, where we meet
together to worship, pray or meditate, but also to assist us in
finding the space for a ritual life in our daily patterns of living.
gives a name and a home to the liturgies and worship songs of Alison
Eve. Formed in 2002, it incorporates material going back to Ali's
earliest worship compositions in the 1980s, as well as new
songs and liturgies written for the various projects, events and
worshipping communities that she is involved with.
her ritual life in the evangelical/charismatic culture of the
Christian church, but has moved since then into a deeper
appreciation of ritual, liturgy, and contemplation. She seeks to
bring these different streams together in her work, and enjoys
exploring the space between them. This parallels a musical journey
through heavy metal, 'celtic' folk-rock, world music and medieval
music, all of which she seeks to bring into her worship material,
sometimes all at once!
years, Ali has been exploring earth-based spiritual paradigms, in
particular Druidry, and is a member of the
Order Of Bards, Ovates And Druids,
and the Druid Network. She
is also follows the Ceile De
tradition. Connecting more fully with nature, with the natural
rhythms of the seasons has been a crucial piece in the puzzle for
enabling ritual and worship and liturgy to foster and develop a
ritual life in the everyday.