We know that to name these things as sacred is an inherently political act, for what is sacred must not be exploited or despoiled. We also know that action in the world in the service of the sacred is one of the core expressions of our spirituality.A Working Definition of Reclaiming by Starhawk
“I think that what you’re describing, this ritual and prayer in collaboration with action is full and holistic, and one without the other is incomplete. And I think talking about the decay of cultural ceremony has accompanied the rise of hegemony and capitalism.
You know, most of us grow up deprived of traditions that ground us in the Earth and our communities and our unique gifts. And resultant is a disconnected fog that blankets our society.
And the young people of today are left stumbling for a purpose, yearning, perhaps even unconsciously, for guidance from their elders.” – Ayana Young
source: Homebound: The Roots and Shoots of Earth-based Community with STARHAWK /182