Since the beginning of recorded time, rituals have been engaged in by various religious and spiritual groups. To many, they form some sort of bridge between themselves and the Divine or God. From very simple people living meagerly in huts to the so-called captains of industry at the top of skyscrapers, very few people are immune from finding themselves engaged in some form of religious ritual. In many religions, rituals take up a great deal of the followers’ time.
To the vast majority of souls occupying this earth plane of existence, some sort of ritual is practiced in accord with the general theology espoused. The question should be asked—if so much time is taken in the practice of rituals, are they of any real value? Is there anything to be gained from rituals, or are they just part of pomp and circumstance to impress the masses?