Ritual of the Goats

“The [Yom Kippur] ritual of the two identical goats, one of which was sent away bearing with it our sins, can then be seen to symbolise the two identities that live in every troubled heart: the one that is myself and the one that is not-myself. When I learn to let the “not-myself” go, as the goal was let go on Yom Kippur, I find inner peace and can live at peace with the world.”

Ceremony & Celebration, p. 79