Aidan Lowe wrote:
Ladyofthelake wrote:Here is something I posted a while ago:I googled "3 stages of a ritual" and this page come up. Here are the 3 stages as described briefly:Separation Stage
Thinking along the lines of something happening in that enclosed section - we know from the plans that there is expected to be some form of preshow. What if this pre-show is the start of the ritual The Beornen make you a part of. Riding the coaster is the main section of the ritual, then the enclosed section at the end is the culmination of the process?
The purpose of the separation stage is to acknowledge the problems and difficulties that make change necessary and to recognize the need for a person to separate from their former roles or identities that are interfering with peace. During this stage, there is a request to reframe unwanted change into an intention to change.
This stage is often the turning point for acceptance or rejection of the change that is being offered. Participants are asked to leave behind the familiar and anticipate a new beginning without knowing what a new beginning will require. Old identities are let go while new identities are not yet secured. The transition stage of ceremonies usually focus on educating the participants on ways to navigate the desired change.
The final stage of a therapeutic ritual is the integration or incorporation stage. This stage seeks to instill hope for a future that promises growth. Thus, the ceremony is closed with a sense of renewal and confidence that change can be navigated and that peace will prevail. A symbol is often given that participants can take home with them. They are encouraged to let the symbol act as an inspiration to continue with the change.
After reading that, i could see the ride following this transformation. All these teasers. along with The Welcoming, lead us with this ride being the ritual itself.
The Welcoming could be that backstory of following and meeting the village folk. This meeting of the people before "joining them" and performing this ritual which would be riding SW8. I've got to say that I'm extremely excited now for the reveal.