Ritual is thread of human history presenting a profound paradox: people ascribe the utmost importance to their rituals – and they impact every corner of our lives, yet few can explain why they are so important. From handshakes to hazings, parades to parties, rituals surround every aspect of our lives – and yet the logic behind them has remained a mystery, until now. Our guest, researcher and best-selling author Dr. Dimitris Xygalatas, has spent much of his career studying ritual and how seemingly senseless acts turn out to be the very things that make life worth living.
Welcome to the 273rd episode of the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based health, wellness & performance insights. I picked up Dr. Xygalatas’ book, titled Ritual: How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living on a recommendation from one of our prior guests and it did not disappoint. We reached out to him and he was gracious in agreeing to join us in the midst of his busy schedule.
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