Essays Tagged: "Ritual"

Significance of Ritual in North American Indian Religion

Significance of Ritual inNorth American Indian ReligionWhen scholars study religion, the tendency exists to focus on ... an equally rewarding study often can be accomplished through the careful analysis of the religion's ritual aspects. This is especially true when studying North American Indian religions where there is ... ecially true when studying North American Indian religions where there is an abundance of elaborate rituals that play a significant role in their culture. By closely examining the details and symbolis ...

(7 pages) 217 0 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Anthropology - Ritual and Symbol

and Coons,p. 484). The ceremony marks the transition from girl to 'mother of a nation' (p.252). The ritualserves as a means of establishing equilibrium after the crisis of puberty (Chapple and Coons, ... or instance. Attimes, as when the boys join the Singers, the community actively participates in the ritual.However, the community is involved only because of its members' relations to the girls.Van Ge ...

(8 pages) 256 2 3.6 Mar/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Perspectives on society and culture

Perspectives on Society and CultureIt is very difficult as a reader to make any sense of the rituals performed by the Nacirema. The Nacirema are a people who stress the importance of physical w ... y the Nacirema. Physical wellness being so heavily stressed is not the bizarre aspect, it is the spiritual sense and seemingly blind faith they put into their beliefs that is bewildering. These people ...

(2 pages) 133 0 3.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Why are rituals important throughout the life course?

When ritual is spoken of in Western society, images of cute, charming and sometimes dangerous activities ... ous belief is on the decline in Western society and this also contributes to the general outlook on rituals and rites.Western industrial society has idolised ideals, rationality and a limited type of ... ised ideals, rationality and a limited type of practicality and all too often regards the conscious ritual of other cultures as a frivolous curiosity (LaChapelle, 1984:1-6). We have forgotten much in ...

(6 pages) 146 0 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Lottery, a response to the short story 'The Lottery' written by shirley jackson (1919-1965) Thesis statement: The people of the community have no real knowledge of this barbaric ceremony.

r, with no one making light jokes and friendly conversation.. "Years and years ago this part of the ritual had been allowed to lapse." This quote makes you wonder how many parts of the ritual were los ... aning to them, it's like they're just going through the motionsThe worst part is the purpose of the ritual was not said or explained once. No one asked why this must take place, no one questioned it. ...

(2 pages) 290 0 2.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Burning Times - European Witch Trials - Its Social Effects On Women

of years before men took these positions. Today it is the male who perform many of these dances and rituals, women having been replaced by men who felt envious and insecure, and used the mask of organ ... king venture for those seeking witches; the men holding those charged, those performing the torture rituals to obtain a 'confession,' and the officials running the trial, while all along being paid fo ...

(3 pages) 117 0 2.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Do Superstitious Rituals Work; Or Just Illusions?

Many people feel strongly that superstitious rituals do work. These people usually havesome ritual or tradition that they believe helps them achi ... ery time to take a test, because they have taken a testbefore and passed with that color pen. These rituals continue because sometimes, by coincidence,the outcome is good or the same. B.F. Skinner (19 ... nillusion and that we are shaped by our environments and genetic heritage. I feel thatsuperstitious rituals are illusions, because people tend to have certain beliefs and superstitions orsee things a ...

(1 pages) 30 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Ritual of Human Sacrifices performed by the Aztec People. how it happens and reasons for it...

Human sacrifice is a forgotten art or religious ritual. Nowadays many people do not even know that these rituals even existed and were the daily lif ... ood and life. Human sacrifices and blood letting, also know as autosacrifice, were primary forms of ritual in Aztec society. (Smith 205)The stability of the world depended on the relationship between ... 205)The stability of the world depended on the relationship between the gods and man and so certain rituals were introduced such as human sacrifices and blood offering. These were made in recognition ...

(5 pages) 94 1 4.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Rituals a story a bout a young girl trying to understand rituals.

Creative/ImaginativeRitualsEverybody has some kind of ritual in his or her life, it may be small or very substantial but ... s some kind of ritual in his or her life, it may be small or very substantial but there is always a ritual. Rituals are something that are done in a series of actions and is regularly carried out in a ... done without having any thought. I once heard a story long ago about a girl who tried to change her rituals, whether or not her plan was successful you'll have to read for yourself.One sunny day, when ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Differences in conversation style: men and women

arn conversational rithuals that focus on the raport dimensions of relationships;Boys tend to learn rituals that focus on status dimension;!!!RESULT: Women and men tend to have different habitual ways ... ly to downplay,- Women tend to say »I am sorry« more frequently than men and often as a ritualized means of expressing concern;- Men avoid apologies because they see them as putting the sp ...

(3 pages) 251 4 3.6 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

The 6 dimensions of Religion

xperiential, mythical, and doctrinal dimension, and then the multi-sensory dimensions which are the ritual, ethical and social dimensions.The experiential dimension is the religious experience. People ... world. And the Pananhenic experience where the individual feels unity with all of nature and the spiritual world, therefore find the spirit in everything around it. In every religion, the religious pe ...

(10 pages) 211 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Body rituals among the Nacirema

tary Cultural Anthropology might have come up with her unexpected conclusions regarding to the body rituals of the Nacirema people. Linton's report was wildly inaccurate written due to the facts that ... culture with other cultures, in the first paragraph she states, "... but spend most of their day in ritual activity. The main point of the ritual is the human body ... powerful influence of rituals an ...

(2 pages) 72 0 3.4 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

Analysis of a performance ritual, including bio

In this analysis I will attempt to point out the similarities between theatre and rituals, and link my findings to our performance. I will also bring attention to the symbology that ... . I will also bring attention to the symbology that we decided to use and why it was important. The ritual that Alicia, Candy and I chose to portray was the burial of a time capsule."The word ritual c ... y the Oxford Dictionary as 'a prescribed order of preforming rites' (Oxford Dictionary pg1329).Many rituals express religious ideas, notions, and emotions intended to influence the supernatural, for e ...

(4 pages) 26 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Art Essays

Are the three phases of a rite of passage equally important? Demonstrate your argument through an ethnographic example.

tire rite of passage void and loose its' significance, as for the new self to appear the old has to ritually die and then be re-born as such requiring all three phases. However, when people study the ... y are able to return once to society again as an adult woman.Through this three stage rite the girl ritually dies and the woman is born, if for any reason any of these stages cannot be completed the i ...

(6 pages) 34 0 4.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

"Dolor"

feelings of the work people. The "lonely reception room, lavatory, switchboard" (5) and the "ritual of multigraph, paper slip, coma" (7) are the feelings that only people can feel. Howeve ... slip, coma" (7) are the feelings that only people can feel. However, the rooms are lonely and ritual is endless. In actuality, the people who work in the reception room, lavatory, and switchboar ...

(3 pages) 1041 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Dolor"

feelings of the work people. The "lonely reception room, lavatory, switchboard" (5) and the "ritual of multigraph, paper slip, coma" (7) are the feelings that only people can feel. Howeve ... slip, coma" (7) are the feelings that only people can feel. However, the rooms are lonely and ritual is endless. In actuality, the people who work in the reception room, lavatory, and switchboar ...

(3 pages) 3405 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Book Review On Kissing Doorknobs By Terry Spencer

s in the novel, Kissing Doorknobs by Terry Spencer Hesser. One of them was when she developed a new ritual, which was kissing her fingers and touching a doorknob. There were strengths and weaknesses t ... ed her life along with her friends and her family. This book held my interest because Tara has many rituals that she can't abort.Tara had been hearing nothing but the same phrase over and over in her ...

(2 pages) 1750 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

In which ways are religion and magic similar, in which ways are they different?

faster than others, who have not come in contact with these stones.Magic and religion both involve ritual, symbolism and myth, both deal with supernatural forces and both rely on subjective perceptio ... on is Islam. Perhaps the most well known fact about the Islam culture, to non-Muslims, is salat, or ritual prayer. This form of prayer is may be done individually, but carries special merit when pract ...

(5 pages) 1312 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Anthropology

Shpyrka 1Mark ShpyrkaProfessor WorleyAnthropology 31024 September 2013Article Review #1"Body Ritual Among the Nacirema"After Reading "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema" which the word Nacirema spe ... ass professor Worely. I noticed that Miner uses parody on these groups of people on how they have a ritualistic approach to religious ceremonies and how all of them work together as one during the rit ...

(2 pages) 3 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Importance of Ritual

Significance and Meaning of RitualHuman ritual is not only one of the most fascinating aspects of society, but also one of the m ... o one of the most important founding concepts of our lifestyle. Trying to imagine a society without ritual would be similar to envisioning a society without language, nearly impossible. We can define ... s the Olympics, to the more intimate self-routines that we perform in private. The great variety of rituals crossing from cultures and persons exemplifies the true diversity of social lifestyle. Being ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology