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EShelby Jacquemain Religion 246-002 10/20/11 In order to move up in any society, in any social setting, one usually has to go through some form of rite, something that will initiate them and bring them to the next level. Turner identifies a process in doing this that consists of three stages: separation, liminality, and aggregation. Each of these stages can be seen when examining a rite of passage. With a rite of passage being defined as “rites which accompany every change of place, state, social position and age” (Turner 327), it is obvious that a rite of passage is something that can be indentified in every day life. People are constantly trying to reach higher levels of the social ladder, are always shifting which state they’re in. One prevalent rite of passage in my life is with in my church here in Ann Arbor, Harvest Mission Community Church (HMCC). I am a relatively new member to my church, I started going at the end of last winter semester. Brought in by a friend, I was ready to accept this church as my home. However, as with being new in any setting, there were trials to be overcome and necessary transitions that needed to take place if I truly wanted to be accepted into this church. Just going to services was not enough, but the next step is becoming a member. The separation stage was key and still an ongoing
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