Month: February 2023

New Book by Dimitris Xygalatas

Dimitris Xygalatas, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut, recently published his new book titled “Ritual : How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living”.

Brief description:

Ritual is rooted deep in our evolutionary history – and for good reason. Although ritual actions have no direct influence on the physical world, they can transform our inner world and play a decisive role in shaping our social reality. This book is a journey through the latest research on ritual, which reveals the its workings and the important functions it serves for individuals and their communities.

You can learn more about the book here:

Here’s a link to an interview with Dr. Xygalatas about the book on NPR.

Dimitris XygalatasRitual Book Cover