Ritual
A ritual "is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence." Rituals may be prescribed by the traditions of...
Thousands of fishermen empty lake in minutes
On one day of the year the Dogon people of Mali can fish in the sacred water of Lake Antogo....
Celebrating Beltane: The Return to the Divine Feminine.
Beltane can be traced back to Irish mythology and early historical writings. It is the ushering in of summer, and the opportunity to give thanks for surviving another winter. Beltane is rejoicing in ...
Rituals
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Rituals
A ritual "is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence." Rituals may be prescribed by the traditions of...
Ritual killing
Human sacrifice is the act of killing one or more human beings, usually as an offering to a deity, as part of a religious ritual. Its typology closely parallels the various practices of ritual slaught...
Mos Teutonicus
Mos Teutonicus (Latin: the German custom) was a postmortem funerary custom used in Europe in the Middle Ages as a means of transporting, and solemnly disposing of, the bodies of high status individual...
The Triumph of the Moon
The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft is a book of religious history by the English historian Ronald Hutton, first published by Oxford University Press in 1999. At the time, Hu...
Reverence (emotion)
Reverence (/ˈrɛvərəns/) is "a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration". The word "reverence" in the modern day is often used in relationship with religion. This is because re...
Kalpa (Vedanga)
Kalpa is one of the six disciplines of the Vedanga, concerning ritual.Tradition does not single out any special work in this branch of the Vedanga; but sacrificial practice gave rise to a large number...
Zion and Jerusalem in Jewish prayer and ritual
References to Zion and Jerusalem in classical Jewish prayer and ritual are significant. The liturgy includes many explicit references too:*In the "Hashkiveinu" prayer on the Sabbath eve, the conclusio...
Drink offering
The drink offering (Hebrew nesek) was a form of libation forming one of the sacrifices and offerings of the Law of Moses.
The Hebrew noun nesekh is formed from the Qal form of the verb nasakh, "to...
The Viking Way (book)
The Viking Way: Religion and War in Late Iron Age Scandinavia is an archaeological study of Norse paganism in Late Iron Age Scandinavia. It was written by the English archaeologist Neil Price, then a ...
Fertility rite
Fertility rites are religious rituals that reenact, either actually or symbolically, sexual acts and/or reproductive processes: 'sexual intoxication is a typical component of the...rites of the variou...
Ritology
Ritology (also called Ritual Studies or "Ritualistics") is the study of rituals. Ritology focuses most directly on enactment and performance, that is, it gives priority to the acts and actions of peop...
Tarka sastra
Tarka Sastra is a science of dialectics, logic and reasoning, and art of debate that analyzes the nature and source of knowledge and its validity. Sastra in Sanskrit means that which gives teaching, i...
University of Florida Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Program
The University of Florida Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (UF OCD) Program is a treatment and research clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. The clinic is located in Gaine...
Legal aspects of ritual slaughter
The legal aspects of ritual slaughter include the regulation of slaughterhouses, butchers, and religious personnel involved with traditional shechita (Jewish) and dhabiha (Islamic). Regulations also m...
Signals of Belief in Early England
Signals of Belief in Early England: Anglo-Saxon Paganism Revisited is an academic anthology edited by the British archaeologists Martin Carver, Alex Sanmark and Sarah Semple which was first published ...
Ndut initiation rite
The Ndut is a rite of passage as well as a religious education commanded by Serer religion that every Serer (an ethnic group found in Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania) must go through once in their ...
Delayed- Maturation Theory of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
The Delayed-Maturation Theory of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder suggests that Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be caused by delayed maturation of the frontal striatal circuitry or parts of the ...
Myth and ritual
In traditional societies, myth and ritual are two central components of religious practice. Although myth and ritual are commonly united as parts of religion, the exact relationship between them has b...