As an anthropologist, I view creativity and ritual as essentially opposed in many senses. Ritual is about repetition; it is a rule-based and (relatively) invariant performance of a physical movement or movements again and again. Creativity, of course, is all about the new — the unexpected, the breaking of rules, the violation of standardised patterns.

Yet these two phenomena can go together. In fact, ritual can be your secret weapon for increasing your creative intelligence and living a more creative life.

For one thing, making a ritual you associate with creativity part of your daily existence can help to embed…

Dr. Michael Bloomfield

Co-founder of Creative Being

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