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Ritual - Expression of Will, Art and Creativity
Most of our lives involve traditions, regular observances. These might relate to annual or seasonal holiday, it might just be meeting a friend every year at a particular time to go shopping, or have a beer and catch up. The main thing these informal...
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Ritual and Ritual Preparation
Avoid interruptions during a religious or magical rite -- take the phone off the hook, lock the doors, post a "do not disturb" notice. Depending on how your animals and/or children react to ritual, you may have to make other arrangements for them...
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Self Dedication - a Ritual for You
Self Dedication Explained Initiation is a process of "death and rebirth" - the old self dies, and the new and magickal self is born. A rite of self-dedication marks a serious commitment and dedication to the path, and should not be taken lightly....
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Serious Cleansing Ritual
This cleansing ritual has been modified from one that I performed for a dear friend who was having trouble dispelling negativity possibly sent from a former romantic acquaintance. This is not a ritual to perform for just anybody - the performer actually...
Paganism & Wicca >> Spells
Ritual Tools
The most important thing to remember about the use of ritual tools is this: the tools are unimportant -- we have all we need to make magic: our bodies, our breath, our voices, each other. However, ritual tools can be useful to remind your subconscious that...
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Practicing Sex Magick
"O Lord, intoxicate me with the wine Of Thy Love. Place the chains of Thy slavery on My feet; Make me empty of all but Thy love, And in it destroy me and bring me Back to life. The hunger Thou has awakened culminates In fulfillment." Sufimaster...
Body Mysteries >> Sexuality
Religious Tolerance In Springfield and the Greenleaf Coven
Religious intolerance is alive and well in Springfield Missouri. The question is, to what degree, and in the terminology of "The Burning Times", how high are the flames? In 1999, the court case of Jean Webb vs. The City of Republic was a headliner...
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1 The Cognitive Representation of Religious Ritual Form: A Theory
The Adaptive Value of Religious Ritual.
The Adaptive Value of Religious Ritual. Rituals promote group cohesion by requiring memliers to engage in belmvior that is too costly to fake.
Ritual, Emotion, and Sacred Symbols: The Evolution of Religion as
Does It Pay To Pray? Evaluating the Economic Return to Religious

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Why James Murdoch is wrong about the BBC
Pastor's Corner: "I can't believe it's not the gospel"
The second gospel substitute is religious ritual. By that I mean everything from candles and liturgy at church to baptism and communion. Rituals are literal things you can do, touch or smell associated with churches.
Senate panel OKs statewide rules on male circumcision
Supporters of male circumcision include researchers who say it can reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and cancer, and many Jews and Muslims, for whom the practice is an important religious ritual.
'Prayer Protest' Held at Hernando Football Game
The group stated, "if you are in the band, a football player... you should not be subjected to a religious ritual." Students professed their beliefs through scribbled personal notes on cardboard and even shaved heads.
Chonburi MP Sansak Ngampichet celebrates 70th birthday
Chonburi MP Sansak Charun Ngampichet performs a time honored religious ritual before beginning to celebrate his 70th birthday with hundreds of friends. Nine monks prayed for the party-list MP elected July 3 and were invited to stay for lunch.

Suggested Web Resources

Ritual - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
religious ritual - definition of religious ritual by the Free Online
ceremony - the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony".
Anthropology of Religion: Overview of Religion
Oct 6, 2009 For example, going to church on Sunday is a common religious ritual for Christians around the world.
Anthropology of Religion | Chapter Summary
Rituals are the quintessential religious behavior.
Religion and Ritual - Ascent of Humanity
Symbolic religious ritual is itself a mediation between two separately-conceived realms, the human and the divine.

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