Friday, May 12, 2017

Threshold




"In anthropology, liminality (from the Latin word limen, meaning 'a threshold') is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of rituals, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when their ritual is complete. During a ritual's liminal stage, participants stand at the threshold between their previous ways of structuring their identity, time, or community, and a new way, which the ritual establishes."

Simply put, "Yep."

I hope you enjoy your weekend. It's been quite a week for me.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

2 comments:

WatchDog said...

Thank you Jerry, I know this applies to you and your current situation, but it also applies directly to our newest Catholics, during this time of mystagogy. If you don't mind,, I'd like to use your definition of liminality this week for our RCIA session.

Thanks again!
Peace,
Bob

Marie Quinn said...

You will be misses.