Prophetic Charisma: The Psychology of Revolutionary Religious PersonalitiesLen OakesISBN 9780815603986 paperbackISBN 9780815627005 hardcoverISBN 9780815603993 ebookFrom Chapter 8: The Charismatic Momentpage 145 (or 146)Charismatic rituals are the prophet's main creative achievement. At one and the same time the ritual satisfies the leader's narcissistic needs and transforms the followers; the former, by re-creating a world within which the leader is omnipotent, and the latter, by emotionally revitalizing all who participate in it. The rituals lay an emotional and spiritual base for the community. hence an important task, perhaps the most important task, for the prophet during this time is the construction of charismatic rituals. They are his or her framework for the exploration of love and truth. Each is a set of guidelines that allows people to come together and celebrate the mystery that lies between them.
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