spiritually significant gathering.
A social gathering is attended by a significant spiritual presence.
The participants' deeper,
come close to the surface
in their social interaction.
The gathering may be of a large group of
people, a few friends or with
an intimate partner. It may take the form of a simple enjoyment of
nature and togetherness, a sharing of ideas or experiences, or a
glorious expression of theatrical splendour.
The spiritual participation
may be experienced differently by each person. For most it
will be an imperceptible
backdrop to their social activity, but some may become aware
of it and may even recognise each other sharing awareness of it.
ritual may structure a social activity or guide one's attention to spirituality
but cannot ensure significance to the spiritual presence.