Ritual - Ritual Non-human ritual Ritual can be found in...

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Ritual Non-human ritual Ritual can be found in many animal species Animal rituals are formal, stereotyped, and repetitive Level of rituals Personal ritual like brushing teeth or bathing. Family rituals like family dinner and reading to children before bed. Communal rituals Aspects of ritual Space, objects, time, sounds, language, action/actors Sounds can be the language, but they can be different as well Ritual space What places are used for sacred rituals o Churches, household shrines, geographical landmarks(mountaintops, valleys), historical sites/buildings, birth sites, burial sites Ritual objects How do human artifacts become “holy” o Symbolism: attaching non-inherent meaning to items, images or people Ritual Time What does it mean to sanctify time? o Setting aside times for ritual like prayer, meditation or rites of passage o Special days like holy days o Particular times of day for prayer o
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