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I N T U IT ION,
T HE COMPA SS
OF YOU R SOU L
18 32 When I started Rituals 17 years ago, it seemed unwise to leave a
promising career and embark on this new adventure into the unknown.
Against the well-intended advice from friends and family, my gut
feeling was just to do it. So I took the plunge. But what helped me make
that decision? Was it the chance of success, recognition and leaving
my mark? That would be the rational explanation, but I think it was
intuition more than anything that prompted me to go ahead. I had
simply fallen in love with the idea.

16 42 Those first years were anything but easy, but I can honestly say that my
happiness was never determined by our success, or lack of it – I’m not
happier now than I was when we were struggling to keep the business
afloat. For me, true happiness is found on the inside. By doing what you
CON T EN TS like, following your heart and your passions: these are the promptings of
your soul.
5 Intuition, the compass of your soul by Rituals’ 26 Get the look Discover our beautiful new
Raymond Cloosterman. signature looks. I’ve realized that it’s intuition – not rationality – that functions as
6 Soul searching The beauty of revealing,
the soul’s compass and that true fulfillment most likely is found in
28 Express your soul We talk to super-talented
nurturing and expressing our souls. street artist MadC about her artistic collaboration expressions of the soul – be that in art, music, writing or starting a new
with Rituals. business against the odds. This also explains why some people seem to
11 New Oriental Essence Discover our new be happier than others; they love what they’re doing and they’re
eau de parfum for him and her, inspired by the 32 Soulful expressions These passionate,
ancient orient.
passionate about it.
gifted people express themselves through their
individual art forms.
12 Speaking from the heart The inspiring Emma Which leads to the million-dollar question: how do you find your
Watson has come a long way since she won 36 Soul traveler Our elegant and versatile travel passion? My guess is that you need to try a lot of different things and
hearts as Hermione. essentials.
eventually something will stick. Your intuition will tell you: this is it. It’s
15 Making miracles happen Rituals is proud 37 Do good and good will come your way what gets your blood racing, what fills you with optimism and boundless
to support the life-changing work of the Tiny Nurture and protect your skin with The Ritual of energy; it’s the language that your soul uses to let you know it is pleased.
Miracles Foundation. Karma.

16 A new beginning Fabulous face rituals to


If there was ever a time of supreme rationality, we’re living in it now.
38 Tibetan wellbeing A complete workout in
rejuvenate, cleanse and soften. just five simple exercises. And yet if you look carefully, you’ll see there is a mindset change taking
place where we are looking for more meaning in life: taking the time to
18 Soul travel Travel is an ideal way to expand 40 Shopping for her slow down, reassessing our real needs and enjoying the art of soulful
our minds with new adventures while rejuvenating
the body and spirit.
living. A philosophy that is the beating heart of our brand.
42 Slow food for the summer We’ve created
some simply delicious recipes for wellbeing
22 A purifying ceremony Create your own and balance. In this issue of the magazine you’ll find inspiring and authentic
luxurious spa at home with The Ritual of stories about remarkable people who leave their soul’s signature on
Hammam. 46 Shopping for him
everything they do. Is there a lesson in all this? Maybe it’s that it never
25 Remarkable rituals Cult Japanese author 48 The spirit of Osho Osho’s playful and hurts to listen to the whispers of your intuition, the sound of your soul –
Haruki Murakami. sometimes controversial approach to spirituality. to find the things that make your heart beat faster and then pursue
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those dreams.
For all I know, it makes you a very happy soul.

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Raymond Cloosterman,
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B O DYA N D S O U L

SOU L
When you do things from
SE A RCHI NG
your soul, you feel a river Have you ever stopped to wonder about your
moving in you, a joy soul? What is it, actually? Our intuition? Our
Rumi passions? And how does our soul make us who
we are and guide us in the choices that we
make? Discovering ways to uncover, nurture and
express your soul can be life-changing.

What does the word soul mean to you? Let’s start


by thinking about our definition of the word:

Our soul is our spiritual side, regarded as immortal.


It is our moral or emotional nature - our sense of
identity; our emotional or intellectual energy.
Expansion, bronze, by Paige Bradley,
installed in New York City The way we’d like others to see us, or how
paigebradley.com we present ourselves, is really our ego, or
'From the moment we are born, the world tends to have
personality. Our ego is the mask we wear – our
a container already built for us to fit inside: A social sense of self-esteem and personal identity. It’s our
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security number, a gender, a race, a profession or an IQ. conscious mind.


I ponder if we are more defined by the container we are
in, rather than what we are inside. Would we recognize
ourselves if we could expand beyond our bodies?
Would we still be able to exist if we were
authentically 'un-contained'?'

Paige Bradley

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The soul has been given


its own ears to hear things the
mind cannot understand
Rumi

Our soul, meanwhile, is the true us, the me For a start, one of the most effective ways LETTING OUR SOUL GUIDE US anxious, unhappy or just plain ‘wrong’, that Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, The art of creating is itself like a form of
behind the mask, our spirit and essence. If of getting back in touch with our soul is Is intuition the compass of our soul? It could be your little voice telling you that and paints his own nature into his pictures. meditation. Whether it’s drawing, writing,
we peel away all the layers of our character, practicing meditation – even for just a few probably is. Intuition is said to come from things aren’t quite right. Listen to your ‘gut’ – – Henry Ward Beecher, 19th-century social painting, singing, inventing or even cooking,
we find our true selves. But peeling away all minutes each day. As well as helping to innocence, from the time in our lives when being rational isn’t always the best way. In the reformer and clergyman treating your artistic practice like a ritual
those layers can be difficult and sometimes reduce stress, a regular meditation practice we were young and free – when we didn’t same way, if something brings you immense could mean that you’re more inclined to do it
even emotionally painful. can bring a general sense of peace, balance overthink everything and worry about the happiness, go with it! This could be the Another liberating and beautiful way regularly. In a way, the most important thing
‘Trust and intuition’ are two of the and wellbeing to every aspect of our lives. consequences. Often we’re too busy doing thought of a major life change – career, house, of getting in touch with (and ultimately is the act of creating; what comes out of this
defining characteristics of our soul, as well And if we let it, it can do even more: it can what we think we should do, instead of what partner – or something much smaller. Either expressing) our soul is through our creativity. ritual is always going to be a bonus! So even
as compassion, harmony and the big one: help us connect with and get to know our our heart and soul are telling us to do – way, our instincts are usually right. But The right side of our brain is known as the if you think you’re not creative or artistic, it
love. But in order to let those beautiful true self – with our soul – by gently washing perhaps we need to learn to trust and listen to listening to our instincts takes some practice, creative, intuitive side while the left side is doesn’t matter – it’s not about the end result,
characteristics play a large part in our away those layers that we construct around this inner voice instead of dismissing it. as well as the ability to trust in ourselves. all about logic and analysis. So it’s through but about taking part in the actual practice.
behavior, we need to help our soul emerge ourselves, and bringing us to the heart One way to approach this is by stopping In other words, listen to and learn from connecting with our right brain that we can So why not dig deep and make your
from within ourselves. Where do we start? of the matter. It can bring balance back for a moment to be mindful of our emotions what your soul is trying to teach and tell you try to achieve and build on our spiritual creative expression a true expression of
into our lives, bringing us more peace and every so often throughout our busy day. This – let your intuition be your guide. consciousness. yourself, and let your soul shine through.
GETTING IN TOUCH WITH YOUR SOUL happiness. helps us to pay attention to all aspects of our The root of our creativity is not actually in
Some of us seem to have lost touch with ‘Quiet the mind and the soul will speak’ lives – whether good or ‘bad’. Our so-called EXPRESSING YOUR SOUL THROUGH our brain, however, but in our soul – which
our souls – we’re too busy; there’s too – so goes the quote from Ma Jaya Sati rational mind really wants to be in charge, CREATIVITY is where our inspiration comes from. Our
much ‘noise’ in our lives – so that we no Bhagavati, and what better way to quiet the but by learning to listen to our feelings we The primary benefit of practicing any art, creativity is a pure expression of our true self
longer allow ourselves to be guided by our mind than through meditation? can strengthen and hone our intuition. whether well or badly, is that it enables one’s — of what lies deep inside – even if we don’t
intuition. If at any moment, you find yourself feeling soul to grow. – Kurt Vonnegut Jr realize it’s there.

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I N S P I R AT I O N SHOPPING

NEW SU M M ER
WORDS AND NOTES FOR THE SOUL LIMIT ED EDIT ION
Want to go deeper into your soulful search? Listening to
We are delighted to bring you two beautiful new limited edition fragrances, as
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(Michael A. Singer) J.S. Bach wrote this music for a nobleman who couldn’t sleep. At
What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar once invigorating, calming and absolutely mesmerizing, the Goldberg
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people, and understand your own actions and motivations. ON SPOTIFY @RITUALS COSMETICS.

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SPE A K I NG FROM
T HE HE A RT
Emma Watson has come a long way since she won hearts as Hermione,
the heroine of the Harry Potter films, at just nine years old. Now at 26,
she’s balancing her on-screen jobs with her work for HeForShe, and her
influential role as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.

There is nothing
interesting about The year 2014 was a big one for actor Emma Watson. that’s so closely tied to the Potter films. ‘I’ve lived
being perfect She graduated from Brown University with a degree in a complete bubble,’ she told British Vogue. ‘They
in English literature; she was named a UN Women found me and picked me for the part. And now I'm
Emma Watson
Goodwill Ambassador; and she was honored by the desperately trying to find my way through it.’
British Academy of Film and Television Arts, who
named her British Artist of the Year. These days, HEFORSHE
she’s really spreading her wings, playing a variety of In her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
roles both professionally and personally. Emma helped launch the HeForShe campaign,
delivering a powerful, impassioned speech at the
PLAYING HERMIONE United Nations, calling for men around the world to
At just nine years old, Emma Watson endured eight take up the fight for gender equality. UN Women is
auditions for the role of Hermione Granger in the the United Nations organization dedicated to gender
film adaptation of JK Rowling’s bestselling novel equality and the empowerment of women. A global
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. She continued to champion for women and girls, UN Women was
play the role for nearly ten years. established to accelerate progress on meeting their
Being immersed in fame (and all the attention needs worldwide.
PHOTO FRED DUVAL - GETTY IMAGES that comes with it) at such a young age could have Her UN speech went viral on social media, and
sent the young Emma completely off the rails. As is no wonder. ‘For the record, feminism by definition
so often the case, as child stars grow up, they can is: “The belief that men and women should have
have problems trying to navigate the real world. But equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of
Emma seems to have matured beyond her years, the political, economic and social equality of the
managing to stay true to herself while using her fame sexes,’ she said. ‘... Men: I would like to take this
to make a positive difference. opportunity to extend your formal invitation.
She’s tried hard to shed her child star image, one Gender equality is your issue too.’

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All I can do is follow my


instincts, because I’ll never
please everyone
Emma Watson

M A K I NG MIR ACL E S H A PPEN


She continued, ‘I want men to take up this mantle. So in part ‘ …Take special care of it and when you are
At Rituals we feel that our privilege comes with responsibility – and for this reason
we’re proud to support the wonderful, life-changing work of the Tiny Miracles
their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from finished please leave it on the Tube again for someone
Foundation. Its passionate founder, Laurien Meuter, gives us some insights into her
prejudice but also so that their sons have permission else to find. If you enjoyed it or have thoughts, please
soulful journey and her important work towards creating a self-supporting community.
to be vulnerable and human too – reclaim those parts let me know on goodreads.com/oursharedshelf. Love
of themselves they abandoned and in doing so be a Emma (Watson) x’
more true and complete version of themselves.’
Her role as ambassador has suited Emma perfectly. KEEPING GROUNDED
‘Part of me relaxed after I took on that position, it Among her celebrated accomplishments in film and SOUL
gave me a sense of belonging and purpose,’ she told academia, Emma consistently tops best-dressed lists. To me the soul is boundless. We are all one and it’s been a bumpy road at times, I never believed it
British Vogue. ‘Everything clicked in to place, in a way ‘I love fashion. I think it's so important, because it’s all souls thrive on the same things: joy, passion, wouldn’t work. I think that this unwavering belief in
that it hadn’t before. I understood what I'm here to how you show yourself to the world,’ she has said. compassion and love. Listening to our soul and something is your soul giving you the encouragement
do and knew where to channel all this energy that She’s also a certified yoga instructor. ‘I love having nourishing it with these emotions paves the way to keep going, telling you you’re on the right track.
has been coming at me. I now feel this sense of peace. something completely unrelated to the film industry. towards reaching our true potential. It allows us to
People say that I'm different since I did it.’ I want to find something that will let me use my do things we never thought we were capable of and OUR NEW PROJECT
brain in another way,’ she once said, explaining that it helps us understand that we can all create tiny This year the Tiny Miracles Foundation will begin
BOOKS ON THE TUBE the practice helps to keep her grounded, no matter miracles. a new project, working with a tribal community
As part of her work with UN Women, she wrote where in the world her work takes her. ‘I’m going to that lives in the forest of Mumbai. Compared to the
that ‘I’ve started reading as many books and essays do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really INDIA bustling city life of the Pardeshi community, this
about equality as I can get my hands on.’ She’s taken am. I’m going to figure out what that is.’ I fell in love with India at first sight. It felt like one is a quiet space in nature that will allow us to try a
this passion one step further with her book club of the missing pieces of the puzzle that is my life. different approach to help the people flourish and
Our Shared Shelf, where she places favorite books India’s spirituality, deeply embedded in its culture, thrive – by organic farming, for example. I’m very
on the London Underground, free for people to gives rise to hope and optimism, even in difficult excited about the possibilities and can’t wait to
discover. For example, she left 100 copies of Maya heforshe.org circumstances. That sentiment must have spoken share the magic of our lessons and successes from
Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom in the Tube, along with unwomen.org to my heart because it gave me the confidence to this new adventure with you in future editions of
a handwritten note to random readers, which read goodreads.com/oursharedshelf embark on the Tiny Miracles journey. Although the magazine.

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B E AU T Y

A NEW BEGI N NI NG Beauty awakens


the soul to act
Looking after your face is a special time for reflection. It is a quiet, Dante Alighieri
soulful time, filled with mindfulness. These fabulous face masks –
for deep cleansing, anti-aging and ultimate hydration – are not
just about the destination, but the journey, too.

BIOCELLULOSE THE WONDER MASK


1. 2.
SHEET MASKS Our 100% natural
For the ultimate facial Wonder Mask
at home, a sheet mask contains charcoal,
brings beautiful results. rhassoul powder and
Depending on your skin’s pure kaolin for deep,
needs, our Youth Boost supremely purifying
anti-aging Mask is rich cleansing – ideal for
in marine collagen for oily and blemished skin.
improving the skin’s texture
and restoring elasticity HOW TO USE
while our Moisture Boost Create your own
Mask hydrates with aloe special ritual with the
vera and smooths with face mask kit. Mix a
hyaluronic acid. tablespoon of purifying
powder with a few
For best results, apply a drops of water in the
mask once a week after bowl. Apply to the face
cleansing and moisturizing. using the mask brush.
Relax for 20 minutes
HOW TO USE and rinse off with
3. 4.
Follow these steps for warm water.
best results: 70g (enough for
1. Begin with a clean, dry around 10 masks)
face. Carefully remove
the mask from the
packaging and gently
unfold it. Remove the
protective sheets.
2. Apply the mask to
your face, smoothing
and spreading it evenly
onto your facial contours.
3. Relax for around 20
minutes. Remove and

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discard the mask.
4. Gently massage any
excess serum into your
skin. No need to wash off.

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I N S P I R AT I O N

Nature always wears


the colors of the spirit
Ralph Waldo Emerson

SOU L T R AV EL
Travel is an ideal way to expand our minds with
new adventures while rejuvenating both the body
and spirit. The destinations on these pages offer
breathtaking experiences, and remind us how the
awe-inspiring beauty of nature can humble and
move us while gently soothing our souls. Let these
wondrous destinations encourage you to go on a
physical and mental journey of self-discovery.

UPPER ANTELOPE CANYON, ARIZONA, USA


Upper Antelope Canyon is part of a series of naturally
occurring slot canyons – narrow, twisting passages through
rock – in Arizona.
A sacred site for the Navajo, this dramatic, sculptural
masterpiece is actually a petrified sand dune – created
over millennia by wind and floodwater – and the result
is an astonishing miracle of nature that leaves visitors
awestruck by its beauty. Heavy floodwaters carried
abrasive sand, rocks, logs and other debris picked up by
the sudden torrents. Over thousands of years, these floods
sculpted natural corridors through the soft sandstone.
Depending on the time of year, as well as the time of
day that you visit, magical shafts of light illuminate the
canyon’s sandstone walls, revealing layers of pink, orange
and yellow in the morning, and transforming into purple,
blue and magenta as the day progresses.
Note that it’s essential to visit the canyon with a guide
licensed by the Navajo tribe, and definitely reserve in
advance of your visit.

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RAINBOW MOUNTAIN, PERU,


SOUTH AMERICA
South-east of Cusco, deep in
the Andes, is a surreal, striped
wonder known as Rainbow
Mountain. Considered a holy
mountain by Peruvians, it’s been
a place of worship since pre-
Inca times.
Getting there is challenging
(if not grueling!): it starts with
an early morning pick-up,
followed by a long, sometimes
treacherous drive to the base
of the mountain, followed by
hours of high-altitude hiking up
to the summit. But what a hike:
look out for fields full of alpacas
and llamas, breathtaking scenery,
snowy peaks and lakes.
YoU need to be very fit to
tackle this incredible wonder –
spending at least a few days
at high altitude before you go
is a good idea – and most
visitors do the journey over
several days. But the reward is
an unforgettable, life-changing
experience that those who’ve
done it describe as spiritual.

ARASHIYAMA BAMBOO
GROVE, KYOTO, JAPAN
Standing among these
soaring stalks of bamboo as
they sway gently back and
forth is like being in another
world. When there’s a light
See the world. It’s more wind, the sounds of the
breeze whispering through
fantastic than any dream the leaves of the tall
bamboo is both peaceful
Ray Bradbury and mystical. (The Ministry
of Environment included
the Bamboo Forest on its
list of ‘100 Soundscapes
of Japan’ – a selection of
everyday noises intended Travel brings power
to encourage locals to stop
and enjoy nature's music.)
and love back into
The surrounding area
of Arashiyama also has a
your life
CENOTE SAMULA, YUCATAN PENINSULA, MEXICO wealth of beautiful, peaceful Rumi
Cenotes are underwater sinkholes formed when limestone caves collapse, revealing these temples. Tenryu-ji Temple,
extraordinary underground pools. Their deep crystal waters are perfect for swimming, snorkeling and in particular, has beautiful
diving. There are thousands of cenotes in Yucatan – the Mayans thought they were sacred portals for mountain views, as well as
communicating with the gods of the underworld. a heavenly garden – the
The Cenote Samula features a gaping hole in the ceiling through which a massive system of tree perfect place to embrace
roots reaches towards the water for sustenance. the tranquility of nature.

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R O O T S A N D R I T UA L S

The body is your


temple. Keep it
pure and clean
for the soul to
reside in
BKS Iyengar

A PU R IF Y I NG CER EMON Y
One of the most heavenly treats for body and soul is the hammam ceremony,
where exfoliation and deep cleansing are followed by nurturing, softening and
purifying. Why not create your own spa at home and celebrate this ritual for
body and soul?

As well as being an ideal way to care for them popular by allowing access for all. the way: work, deadlines, commitments and
our skin, taking time to pamper our bodies technology can all prevent us from enjoying
is also amazingly good for the soul – think HEALTH AND BEAUTY a little me-time. But this wonderful ceremony
nurturing, reflection, rejuvenation. Our Regular, rigorous exfoliation, detoxification doesn’t have to be all or nothing – when
renewed The Ritual of Hammam collection and purification – with some help from the you’re extra pressed for time, you can simply
helps you relax and de-stress while revealing warming, revitalizing properties of rosemary enjoy a mini version of the hammam and
soft, smooth skin from top to toe. and eucalyptus – can result in increased reap the restorative benefits when you need
This exquisitely purifying ceremony has circulation, a healthier immune system, less them the most.
been around for hundreds and hundreds of stress and a more relaxed outlook… and, of Over the page you’ll see our step-by-step
years. Meaning both a public steam room course, beautiful skin. In other words, this guide to creating your own spa ritual at home
and a deep cleansing ritual, hammam is the very special ritual leaves the body and soul – a luxurious five-step ceremony that allows
ultimate wellness ritual. But if it wasn’t for the invigorated, nourished and relaxed at the you to cleanse, scrub, soften and hydrate
ancient Romans and Greeks, we’d probably same time. And best of all, you can even your way to wellness. The express version is
still be bathing in the cold. Because it was recreate it at home in a few simple steps. equally beneficial – simply apply The Ritual
the invention of the Roman thermae, or hot of Hammam Black Soap with the special
baths, where many of our modern bathing TIME OUT kessa glove, then gently massage in our rich,
traditions – as well as the hammam – originate. In an ideal world we’d have time to indulge hydrating body cream to complete your mini
While the first hammams were originally in our hammam ritual as often as we like, for hammam experience. Why not apply a mask
found in Arabia, it was the Turks who made as long as we like. But sometimes life gets in and let it work its magic while you’re at it?

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FIVE STEPS TO PURIFICATION HARUKI MURAKAMI


Author, runner and lover of jazz,
Deeply cleanse your body while you gently soothe your spirit – create Haruki Murakami was born in
Kyoto in 1949. He moved to Tokyo
your own spa at home with our renewed The Ritual of Hammam. With in his twenties to study, and while
the antibacterial benefits of fresh eucalyptus and natural healing and he was still at university, he opened
a jazz bar called Peter Cat with his
rejuvenating power of rosemary, these authentic ingredients invigorate wife, Yoko Takahashi. ‘I kept this up
your senses and promote mental clarity. for seven years,’ he said. ‘Because
it enabled me to listen to jazz from
morning to night.’ The publication
of his first novel, Hear the wind
sing, encouraged them to sell the
bar so that Murakami could write
full time.

1
In Murakami’s novels the
Imagine yourself in a fabulous hammam as BLACK SOAP extremely ordinary and the wildly
you use our soothing black soap. Apply a A gently soothing beginning for supernatural co-exist. He’s famous
body and soul. the world over for novels such as
thin layer all over and rinse off during your 150ml The wind-up bird chronicle; Sputnik
shower to thoroughly cleanse the skin. sweetheart; Kafka on the shore;
1Q84; and Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
and his years of pilgrimage.
Murakami has also written

2
several works of nonfiction. What
HOT SCRUB Experience a deep cleanse with our I talk about when I talk about
Sea salt body scrub with
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warming ginger and eucalyptus.
450g
the Black Soap, massage and rinse off. essays on his other great passion:
Alternatively, once you’ve rinsed off the marathon running. After the
OR Hanshin earthquake and the
Black Soap, dampen the kessa glove and use it
KESSA GLOVE Tokyo subway sarin gas attack in
Exfoliating body mitt. to exfoliate all over. 1995, he published Underground,
featuring his interviews with
survivors and members of the

3
religious cult responsible.
Massage a thin layer of body mud onto BODY MUD
Murakami’s writing ritual is
damp skin, allow to absorb for two minutes, The ultimate purification.
extremely disciplined, and jazz
150ml
rinse off. Contains powerful antioxidants to music always plays an important
help prevent aging and rhassoul clay role. ‘When I’m in writing mode
for deep cleansing and revitalizing. for a novel, I get up at 4am and
work for five to six hours,’ he told
The Paris Review. ‘In the afternoon,
I run for ten kilometers or swim

4
for 1,500 meters (or do both), then
SHOWER FOAM Refresh and revitalize your skin with I read a bit and listen to some
For a luxurious cleansing foaming shower gel. Squeeze a small music. I go to bed at 9pm.’
ceremony. This daily routine is an incredibly
200ml
amount of gel into the palm of your
important part of his creative
hand, massage it onto skin and watch it process. ‘The repetition itself
transform into a creamy, moisturizing foam. becomes the important thing; it’s
a form of mesmerism. I mesmerize
myself to reach a deeper state of

5
mind. But to hold to such repetition
Hydrate and protect your skin with our REFILL BODY CREAM for so long requires a good

R EM A R K A BL E
rich body cream. Intensely moisturizing Intensely moisturizing amount of mental and physical

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and nourishing.
and easily absorbed. Apply liberally and strength. In that sense, writing a
220ml long novel is like survival training.
massage gently into the skin to complete

R IT UA L S
Physical strength is as necessary as
your hammam experience. artistic sensitivity.’
HAMMAM CEREMONY
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GET T HE LOOK
Like her fellow Egyptians, Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, was an avid How to achieve our
ten-minute signature
fan of makeup. Inspired by her ancient beauty rituals, our range of Serene look
brilliant color cosmetics contains natural minerals enriched with a
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Gently apply the Star Secret
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Apply the brown
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I N S P I R AT I O N

I want to get lost in


my own world. It’s like
meditation for me – my
very own happy place
MadC

E X PR E SS YOU R SOU L
World-famous street artist MadC has made expressing her soul her life's
passion. Commissioned by Rituals to create a work of art in her own
dynamic visual language, she was inspired by the sparkling summer energy
of the verbena and petitgrain in our Express Your Soul collection.

We asked MadC to give us some insights inspiring new challenge. Working with
into her process, and to tell us about her different materials – using a beautiful MadC
Love is born through the inspiring experience collaborating with fragrance as my spark of inspiration – really Street artist Claudia Walde
– aka MadC – was born in
Rituals. helped me express my soul through my art. It
giving of kindness. was a wonderful experience.
Bautzen, Germany in 1980.
She’s been creating graffiti
Inderjeet Singh Rajpal
How did the collaboration with Rituals and street art since her
come about? Was it challenging to work with cosmetics? teens, and has been
commissioned to create
I hadn’t worked with brands before, but I was amazed how well a scent can be a source
her distinctive, vibrant
Nostidemur, se, us consissolus, qui pubite, octus restiam tu muro, Rituals is a company I can totally identify of inspiration; working with my senses was murals all over the world.
Cas sidium suscide linenatiam inihili et apessicaes ret? it? Xima, ce with. So when they approached me it felt like a completely new challenge for me. I had a She holds degrees in
the ideal fit for me. I try to live a conscious life sample of the Express Your Soul collection in Graphic Design from the
merem orum me inte ad rebatum iste ia morum tus, nonsceres University of Art and Design,
– I’m a vegetarian; I try to do good. Rituals my studio to guide me – so my studio smelled
antia dem factuidem, se publicatuit dit. Servit; nondam publice just fits perfectly into my lifestyle. great! It’s a very uplifting and energizing
Halle, and Central Saint
Martins College, London.
fragrance, but at the same time it’s so warm She’s published two books
What inspires you when you begin a new and soft. on her art: Sticker City –
Paper Graffiti Art (2007),
artwork? To get my creative process going I closed
in which she explores the

PHOTOS MARCO PROSCH


I find inspiration in everything! my eyes and gradually started to imagine culture of hand-painted
I’m often inspired by the format and shape of different colors and shades, inspired by the and handcrafted posters
the wall I’m working on, for example, as well fragrance of petitgrain and verbena. I painted and stickers, and Street
Fonts – Graffiti alphabets
as its surroundings. And travel, too, because it several layers every day, translating the
from around the World
takes me out of my comfort zone. ingredients to the canvas. (2011). She lives in Germany.
Collaborating with Rituals was a totally But I didn’t stop there. I was also inspired

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by the way the fragrance behaves and Do you have a special ritual while creating style and stopped using the typical graffiti
evolves. Working on the canvas, I created your art? letters – I wanted to express the energy and
very straight, defined edges for the fresher My ritual is all about preparation. First I sort the dynamics of the letters without actually Our shower foam is a
notes, and then a floral, watercolor effect for my paint and arrange the colors, then I put all showing them. Each piece I paint today is a nurturing addition to
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I’m painting! When I paint large murals I Soul. How do you express your soul? yourself and your talents. Follow your
need to use a lift, so the physical challenge I express my soul through the colors that I shower with our
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SOULFUL
EXPRESSIONS
One of the truest, most authentic ways of revealing our
deepest selves is through our creativity. These passionate,
gifted people express themselves through their individual
art forms, giving us a deep insight into their souls.

MICHAELA DEPRINCE – BALLET DANCER


Watching Michaela DePrince perform is such
a treat – she exudes joy, strength and passion
in a way that is utterly unique. Orphaned at
age three in the midst of Sierra Leone’s 11-year
civil war, Michaela was called the ‘devil’s child’
by orphanage workers and ostracized for her
vitiligo, a skin condition that caused unpigmented
spots on her chest and neck. It was at the
orphanage that she found a discarded ballet
magazine and so discovered her life’s great
passion: ballet.
Michaela and her sister were eventually
adopted by an American couple and they
Passion is one great force that moved with them to the US, where Michaela
began ballet lessons. Her outstanding talent
unleashes creativity, because resulted in her winning a prestigious scholarship
to the American Ballet Theater School, and
if you’re passionate about in 2012, at 17, Michaela became the youngest

something, then you’re more dancer at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The
following year she joined the Dutch National
willing to take risks Ballet, beginning in the junior company – she’s
PHOTO LAIF - HH

since been promoted to the rank of grand sujet


for the 2016–17 season.
Yo-Yo Ma
It’s fitting that in 2016 Michaela was named as
an Ambassador for War Child Netherlands.

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DESHUN WANG – ACTOR


AND MODEL
For Deshun Wang,
expressing his soul has taken
many forms throughout
his life: acting, creating art,
exercising and modelling.
‘One way to tell if you’re
old or not is to ask yourself,
“Do you dare try something
you’ve never done before?”’
he said in an interview. And
he has tried more than
most. He started out as a
young theater actor, took
up English lessons at 44,
moving into pantomime at
age 49. A few years later
he focused on creating
performance art, and at
65 took up horse riding. He
was 70 when he started
to hit the gym seriously,
followed by learning to ride
a motorcycle at 78. Then in
2015, at age 79, he found
himself walking the runway
at China’s fashion week.
‘Nature determines age, but
you determine your state
of mind,’ he has said. He’s
living proof of that.

PHOTO ONNO VAN AMEIJDE


PHOTO IMAGINE CHINA - HH

MARC ALBRECHT - CONDUCTOR


Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic and Chamber orchestras, as well as of the Dutch National Opera, Marc
Albrecht communicates with his musicians without words. To see him in action is to witness a soulful, magical conversation at
work. ‘Once on stage I try to meet the heartbeat and soul of the music to bring the score of a genius back to life - what
a privilege!’ he says. ‘The metaphysical dimension of music is the most fascinating for me. It makes me happy to feel the
energy and concentration of the musicians and listeners in the hall, ready to take off for a new sound adventure.’

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T IBETA N W ELLBEI NG
These Tibetan Rites are a series of five exercises designed to work
together to strengthen, stretch and revitalize your whole body.
They‘re also said to stimulate the chakras - the seven centers of
spiritual power in our bodies. Just 15 minutes a day is all it takes for
a new sense of wellbeing for the body and soul.

Movement is the
song of the body
Vanda Scaravelli

RITE 1 RITE 3 RITE 5


Stand with your arms outstretched at Kneel up on the floor with your hands on Lie on your stomach with your elbows
shoulder height, palms facing down, feet hip- the backs of your thighs, knees together, toes bent and your hands face down under
width apart. Concentrate on deep breathing. curled under and your chin tucked in toward your shoulders. Inhale and press up into an
Focusing on a spot in front of you, spin your chest. Inhale and slide your hands down upward-facing dog, lifting your chest and
around clockwise, counting your rotations, the backs of your thighs as you gently arch drawing your shoulders and head back. From
until you become a bit dizzy. Start with two; your upper back, keeping your shoulders here, tuck your toes under so you are on
increase gradually each day. back and your head up to the ceiling. Exhale, the balls of your feet. Exhale and draw your
slowly come upright and repeat. hips up, bringing the body into an inverted
RITE 2 V, the downward-facing dog pose. Repeat by
Lie flat on the floor, place your arms by RITE 4 moving back and forth between downward-
your sides with your palms facing down. Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in and upward-facing dog.*
Inhale deeply and lift your head off the front of you with your feet hip-width apart.
floor, tucking your chin into your chest. Place your palms on the floor next to your hips.
Simultaneously lift your legs, knees straight, Inhale as you carefully drop your head right
into a vertical position. Then slowly exhale, back and raise your body so that your knees RITES IN ACTION
lowering your legs and head to the floor, bend while your arms remain straight, bringing
Go to youtube.com/ritualscosmetics for
keeping your knees straight and your back you to a table-top position. Exhale as you slowly a tutorial on the five Tibetan Rites.
flat on the floor. come back to sitting. Rest and repeat.

* We recommend doing the rites in the morning, doing two or three of each rite, slowly building up over ten weeks or more to a maximum of 21 repetitions of each rite per day.

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SLOW FOOD
FOR T HE SU M M ER
We believe that food should be delicious, seasonal, local, fresh
and wholesome – it should nourish the body, care for the
environment and ensure animal welfare. Throw in some love, and
you have food for the soul.

The ancient Greek philosophers were way comes from – as well as its impact on the the extra-beneficial ones for you to think
ahead of their time. Hippocrates’ writings environment – means it’s also better for us about next time you’re at your local market:
were filled with references to the importance and will naturally bring more balance and • raspberries are high in antioxidants and
of a healthy lifestyle, calling for a balance variety into our lives – and kitchens. packed with vitamins and minerals, as well
between eating and exercise. Meanwhile, as being delicious!

PHOTO ERIC VAN LOKVEN, STYLING CYN FERDINANDUS


Plato was big on the importance of diet and A MATTER OF TASTE • Medjool dates are great energy boosters,
its contribution to disease. In The Republic, Foods are always better when they’re in are rich in fiber and are an excellent
Plato wrote, ‘…the first and chief of our season; here are just a few reasons why: natural sweetener
needs is the provision of food for existence flavor: think of a juicy red tomato in summer • tomatoes contain more lycopene – an
and life.’ In Laws, he wrote, ‘For there ought as opposed to winter; environment: these amazing antioxidant – than any other food
to be no other secondary task to hinder the reach us using fewer pesticides and food • radicchio contains plenty of vitamin K –
work of supplying the body with its proper miles; cost: seasonal food is cheaper – think which keeps our bones healthy and strong
exercise and nourishment.’ supply and demand. – as well as minerals such as calcium, iron
This emphasis on nourishment and The smoothie, truffles, gazpacho and salad and magnesium
balance is (partly) what slow food is all recipes on these pages contain delicious, • oranges are packed with fiber and vitamin
about. Taking a little time to think about healthy ingredients that will delight your C: just some of the things that our immune
what our food can do for us, where it palate, body and soul – here’s a selection of systems love.

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GAZPACHO

Eating well gives a spectacular SERVES 4 - 30 MINS


Ingredients: 600g watermelon, seeded
joy to life and contributes and cubed | 3 tomatoes, diced |
1 cucumber, diced | 1 red pepper,
immensely to goodwill seeded and cubed | 50g spring onions,
sliced into rings | 1 garlic clove |
Elsa Schiaparelli 15g fresh basil | 3 tbsp apple cider
vinegar | 3 tbsp olive oil | 1½ tsp salt |
½ jalapeño pepper |
1 avocado | sprouts to garnish

Place half the cucumber, tomatoes


and spring onions in a blender, along
FRESH RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE with the garlic, watermelon, red
WITH ROSEWATER pepper, basil, vinegar, olive oil, salt
and jalapeño pepper. Pulse until just
SERVES 1 - 5 MINS blended. Pour the gazpacho into four
Ingredients: 175ml almond milk | glasses, stir in half of the remaining
60g raspberries | 1tsp tahini | 1 Medjool cucumber, tomatoes and spring onions,
date, pitted | ½ ripe avocado | a few and garnish with the other half. Place in
drops of rosewater | a pinch the refrigerator for at least four hours
of cinnamon | a pinch of or overnight.
cardamom powder To serve, peel the avocado and cut
into small cubes. Garnish the gazpacho
Garnish: ½ tsp pomegranate seeds | with avocado, sprouts and a few drops
a few rose petals | ½ tsp sesame seeds of olive oil.

Place all ingredients (except the


garnish) in a blender and pulse for
30 seconds until smooth. Pour into
a tall glass and decorate with the
SUMMER CITRUS SALAD
pomegranate seeds, rose petals and
sesame seeds.
SERVES 4 - 20 MINS
Ingredients: 4 blood oranges (available
from December to May; replace with
regular oranges in the other months) |
300g of Chioggia radicchio (or any
MATCHA TRUFFLES other type of red lettuce) |
1 large fennel | 2 dill fronds |
MAKES ABOUT SIX TRUFFLES - 10 MINS 75g rocket | 2 tsp sesame seeds
Ingredients: 175g Medjool dates |
1 tbsp almond butter | 2 tbsp powdered For the dressing: Juice and grated zest
matcha (Japanese green tea) of ½ a washed lemon | 3 tbsp olive oil |
1 garlic clove, minced | 1 tsp orange
Pit the dates and chop finely in a food blossom water | ½ tsp cinnamon |

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processor. Add the almond butter to ½ tsp salt | grind of black pepper
the dates and pulse until the mixture
resembles caramel. Form the mixture To make the dressing, combine the
into a ball and place in the freezer for garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, orange
ten minutes to harden. With clean damp blossom water, cinnamon, salt and
hands, form small balls and roll them in pepper using a small food processor
the matcha powder. Place them back in or hand blender. Store in a glass jar in
the freezer until ready to eat. the refrigerator.
Peel the oranges and slice into thin
rounds. Tear the radicchio into chunks,
slice the fennel into thin strips, chop the
dill coarsely and gently combine with
the orange and rocket.
Note: You can find tahini, rose petals, Garnish with sesame seeds and serve
orange flower water and rosewater at the dressing next to the salad.
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I N S P I R AT I O N

Get out of your head


and get into your heart.
Think less, feel more
Osho

Life is an open secret.


Everything is available,
nothing is hidden. All that you
need is just eyes to see
Osho

T HE SPIR IT OF OSHO
There were two sides to this controversial mystic: the ‘sex guru’ and ‘Godman’
with the big personality – often surrounded by scandals and wealth; then there
was his soulful side: expressed through his teachings on meditation, psychology
and a playful approach to spirituality. We prefer the latter.

‘Take life easily, lovingly, playfully, non- spirituality and psychology made him popular
seriously. Seriousness is a disease, the greatest with Westerners seeking enlightenment.
disease of the soul and playfulness the greatest Osho’s life wasn’t without drama, however.
health.’ His flashy wealth – think diamond watches, a
That was Osho (1931–1990) – one of the fleet of Rolls Royces – as well as sex scandals
most famous, as well as the most controversial, at his ashrams, dubious associates who brought
spiritual leaders of the 20th century. His him into disrepute worldwide and caused his
teachings placed a lot of emphasis on the consequent deportation from the US, meant
importance of meditation, creativity, that melodrama was never too far away. But
celebration, love, awareness, courage and his message continues to resonate with many
humor – quite unusual for a spiritual leader. people today.
PHOTO RENE BURRI/MAGNUM - HH His open, modern attitude towards sexuality
was also shocking to many people, making OSHO AND MEDITATION
him possibly too far ahead of his time. He was We’re inspired by Osho’s belief in the ‘science
the founder of Osho International Meditation of transformation through meditation’. He
Center, where he taught visitors a number encouraged more than a hundred meditation
of meditation techniques and so came to be techniques, particularly the method of ‘active
known as a spiritual therapist. Osho’s followers meditation’, which consists of wild physical
were avid believers – his combination of release, ending in silence.

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I N S P I R AT I O N

The most famous of these is Dynamic people to find their own way on life’s journey, exist, it cannot exist: it is not in the nature of
Meditation. Performed with closed or just as he did. ‘I can give you encouragement things. Only this day exists.’
OU R PHILOSOPH Y
blindfolded eyes, Dynamic Meditation is to move on your own,’ he said. ‘I can trigger He also said that without blissfulness, we
made up of five stages. Follow these steps a process of inquiry in you; but I will not can’t be truly aware of our own existence.
if you’d like to give it a spin: first, practice give you a system of thought, I will not give ‘So my whole approach here is to help you to
ten minutes of rapid breathing through the you any certainty. I will only give you a be cheerful, blissful, singing and dancing,’ he Rituals helps you slow down,
nose. The second ten minutes are for release: pilgrimage... a pilgrimage which is hazardous, said, ‘so that you can relax, come out of your to find happiness in the smallest of things.
‘Let whatever is happening happen. Laugh, a pilgrimage which has millions and millions conditioned sadness, seriousness, so that you
shout, scream, jump, shake – whatever you of pitfalls, a pilgrimage in which you will can be children again, running on the sea It is our passion to turn everyday routines
feel to do, do it!’ he explained. Then, for the have to face more and more dangers every beach collecting seashells, colored stones, into more meaningful rituals.
next ten minutes, jump up and down with day, a pilgrimage that will take you to the top running after butterflies, collecting wild
your arms in the air, shouting Hoo! each of human consciousness, to the fourth state. flowers with great wonder and awe.’
time you land on your feet. For the fourth, But the higher you go, the more is the danger His philosophy was focused on our earthly
silent stage, you suddenly stop moving and of falling.’ He was about taking risks, and plane, rather than based on religious ideas
YOU R BODY. YOU R SOU L . YOU R R I T UA L S.
become completely still for 15 minutes, this is one of the reasons why he was ahead of heaven. This world has to be loved, he
being aware of everything that is happening of his time. Perhaps the world just wasn’t said. ‘This world has to be respected, this
around you. The fifth and final stage of the quite ready for him. ‘I can only promise you world has to be your temple, your mosque
meditation consists of 15 minutes of dancing a great adventure, risky, dangerous, with no your church. This world has to be your
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and celebration. As the man himself said, ‘We promise that you will attain it – because the gratefulness, your gratitude. Enlightenment
have to change this world by celebrating, by unknown cannot be guaranteed.’ is not something of another world.
dancing, by singing, by music, by meditation, Enlightenment happens now and here.’
by love, not by struggle.’ OSHO THE EXISTENTIALIST
A strong element of Osho’s philosophy was And on that note, let’s give Osho the last word:
FOLLOWING HIS OWN PATH the here and now: ‘If you live with love, through love, you
We like that Osho didn’t follow tradition or ‘Tomorrow: drop that word from your will live a great life, because love makes
have a strict ‘thought system’ – he encouraged vocabulary!’ he said. ‘Tomorrow does not everything great.’

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In the depth of my soul there is
a wordless song - a song that lives
in the seed of my heart
Kahlil Gibran