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    Nacirema Response In class we were asked to read “Body Rituals among the Nacirema” by Horace Miner and when reading this article I was very disturbed. The article described very horrific rituals that a specific tribe would do. They would torcher one another to preys there gods. This was my first time reading the article and I can say without a doubt, it will be my last time reading it. My first impressions when reading this article was that it was gruesome and unnecessary to read. I did not…

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    vary among individuals (Practical-Management.com, 2016). Artifacts typically may exist in rituals and ceremonies, symbols and slogans, and stories (Practical-Management.com, 2016). Examples of rituals and ceremonies where artifacts may be present are new hire trainings, lunches, corporate conferences, awards and meetings. Hence, when leadership is trying to change or establish a new organizational culture rituals and ceremonies may need to be examined for artifacts that may undermine cultural…

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    Regarding the influence of each society, the prevalence of capitalism also plays a major role in shaping rituals. Just as in Michael Taussig’s The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America, the Harijan caste is in a precapitalist state as the people still see essences of people in products, separate from capitalist societies like America in which products are viewed as lifeforms themselves. This is especially apparent in the practice of bringing rice to oracles, which is said to contain the…

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    Although Puqllay has no spiritual relation to our modern Thanksgiving, it still has an aspect of giving thanks to what we have been lucky enough to receive. The difficulty in explaining this ritual to someone who hasn’t experienced it lies in that strong Runakuna bond that is formed between the land and…

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    detail, the relevance of sacrifice to Hindu religious thought. It is from this text where such understandings are given to the origin of existence and the creator/creation along with some cosmological beliefs. Sacrifice is seen as quantifying the ritual and divine parts within the religion/text. From the text, an understanding is presented that there is a distinct link between being worthy of heaven and sacrifice. This link is directly presented in the role that chariots and horses play in…

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    Before we explore the importance of rituals in religion and spirituality, we must first outline these two terms. Religion in a whole is best described as a set of beliefs, code, ethics, rituals, and practices, systematically organized around a doctrine and shared by a group of people (Hodge, 2011). Spirituality, on the other hand, is described as “A personal quest for understanding answers to ultimate question about life, about meaning and about relationships to the sacred or transcendent which…

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    In Shirley Jacksons The Lottery, the author creates a story with symbolism, irony, and a ritualized tradition that masks evil, which demonstrates how people blindly follow tradition. Shirley Jacksons suggest about tradition that the lottery is part of the villager traditional life and still hold meaning to them in a way. “By withholding information until the last possible second, Jackson builds the stories suspense and creates a shocking, powerful conclusion” (Fomeshi, Behnam). Jackson uses…

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    Sacred Rituals In Religion

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    Various religions approach the aspect of sacred rituals in unique and purposeful manners. According to Livingston, “a religious ritual is an agreed-on and formalized pattern of ceremonial movements and verbal expressions carried out in a sacred context” (75). Though most people link sacred rituals to animal sacrifices, it is far more than that. “Rituals range from simple gestures, such as bowing or shaking hands, to elaborate ceremonial dramas, such as the Eastern Orthodox Liturgy” (Livingston…

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    barbaric. I would like to challenge this view and point out how it is in a way hypocritical to view the Mexica and Inca cultures this way, specifically in the case of the Spanish Conquistadors’ Catholic religion. I would also like to explore the rituals of sacrifice, how they were done, the meaning behind, and how these were changed once the Spanish colonized. Through…

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    the US Open, and Wimbledon. After watching the US Open these past two weeks, I decided to write this paper on him because he a very well-known athlete due to a particular set of rituals that he performs before and during his matches. Rafael Nadal’s rituals and traditions make him very unique in the tennis world. These rituals primarily consist of nineteen actions that take place during his matches. Rafael is known for his tediousness on a tennis court. He is often looked upon as an obsessive…

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