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a formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual

a conventional social gesture or act without intrinsic purpose

of or characterized by ceremony

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Ritual of READING: Books are the understated and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of mentors, and the most patient of teachers.
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Some of them refused to take part in any ritual whatsoever, whether Mass, penance, or observing Lenten fasts, while others took part in the rituals while meeting in secret to read the Bible and receive instruction in Protestant doctrines.
Psychological scientist Kathleen Vohs of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota wondered about the power of rituals after noticing the funny routines that people-including Vohs herself-often perform before eating and drinking.
Kusamira practitioners promote and control flexible personhood through musical performance as an essential technology of ritual interaction.
I could offer many more criteria: does the new ritual fills a pressing need, does it address a crisis, does it recognize changes in the community's composition I, myself (full disclosure, as journalists say: I am one of those academic scholars of new ritual who also plays various roles in innovating Jewish rituals) tend to evaluate new rituals according to three criteria.
The introduction by Jose Cabezon provides a helpful overview of the Tibetan terms for ritual and the types of rituals, both Buddhist and Bon, found in Tibetan and Himalayan contexts.
He contends 'that rituals are not safe deposit vaults of accepted ideas, but in many cases dynamic performative systems generating new materials and recombining traditional actions in new ways' (1993, p.
The "dog spinning" ritual practiced in a southeastern Bulgarian village is misinterpreted by the society and the international community, according to Tsarevo Municipality Mayor Petko Arnaudov.
Kaulilua I Ke Anu O Waialeale is one of the oldest dances to survive from rituals used on the heiau (outdoor temples).
Dupuche begins with a long "Prolegomena" to the Tantraloka, to Jayaratha's commentary (which he also translates), and to the secret rituals described therein.
to note that in P the word kipper--which appears 49 times in Leviticus and seems to be the single one-word explanation the priestly writers of Leviticus offer for the rituals they describe--always describes a cultic action performed by the priests or by Moses functioning as a priest.
One must contrast normative texts with historical descriptions of what was actually done during rituals, and explain how the prescriptions of religious professionals interacted with the desires of members of lay communities.
Sometimes rituals are large: the multihousehold gathering at Thanksgiving, or attending an annual parade.
From now, regular rituals will be performed in the main ritual rooms.