I’m a little behind most others when it comes to reading, but I’ve just finished reading (the then) Cardinal Ratzinger’s The Spirit of the Liturgy.

I believe it should be mandatory reading for anyone involved in liturgy preparation!

Of particular interest to me was the section on the “direction” of liturgical prayer, and also his thoughts on the true nature of “active participation” in the liturgy.  He treats also such topics as sacred places, sacred images, music, gesture (including dance/movement), and posture.

Recommended reading – get your hands on a copy if you haven’t read it yet!