By Donald Michael Kraig
One of the continued challenges of ritual design is simple: coming up with a good ritual. This has to take in several considerations:
Theory/philosophy: Does the ritual you’re designing match your understanding of magick? Does it have something that counters your magickal philosophy or it is completely in harmony with what you know?
Theatricality: Even the simplest ritual—perhaps burning incense while you meditate—involves some level of theatricality. Drama—the building and releasing of emotional tension—can add or subtract from what you’re doing. Let me give an example: