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  1. rituals

    A ritual is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, actions, or objects, performed according to a set sequence. Rituals may be prescribed by the traditions of a community, including a religious community. Rituals are characterized, but not defined, by formalism, traditionalism, invariance, rule-governance, sacral symbolism, and performance.Rituals are a feature of all known human societies. They include not only the worship rites and sacraments of organized religions and cults, but also rites of passage, atonement and purification rites, oaths of allegiance, dedication ceremonies, coronations and presidential inaugurations, marriages, funerals and more. Even common actions like hand-shaking and saying "hello" may be termed as rituals. The field of ritual studies has seen a number of conflicting definitions of the term. One given by Kyriakidis is that a ritual is an outsider's or "etic" category for a set activity (or set of actions) that, to the outsider, seems irrational, non-contiguous, or illogical. The term can be used also by the insider or "emic" performer as an acknowledgement that this activity can be seen as such by the uninitiated onlooker. In psychology, the term ritual is sometimes used in a technical sense for a repetitive behavior systematically used by a person to neutralize or prevent anxiety; it can be a symptom of obsessive–compulsive disorder but obsessive-compulsive ritualistic behaviors are generally isolated activities.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rituals in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

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    The numerical value of rituals in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Karen VanAusdal:

    Routines and rituals can be very comforting and useful, i believe in keeping them and then stretching one piece( of them) to add in something new, while allowing the kid the agency and power to decide if they want to do it.

  2. Shakuntala Devi:

    She had kept a day-long religious fast. In the evening, she put on a pair of jeans and a top and performed her rituals. When her grandparents objected to her attire, Neha retorted that jeans were made to be worn and that she would wear it.

  3. David Guas:

    Current king cake rituals in New Orleans evolved from the late 1800s when Mardi Gras Krewes( a term for parade and party organizing society groups) used King Cakes to choose queens and kings to preside over weekly balls, beginning with the Twelfth Night Ball.

  4. Ethar El-Katatney:

    There's so little time to complete the rituals.

  5. American Indians President Fawn Sharp:

    Meanwhile, the name' Atlanta Braves,' the tomahawk adorning the team's uniform, and the' tomahawk chop' that the team exhorts its fans to perform at home games are meant to depict and caricature not just one tribal community but all Native people, and that is certainly how baseball fans and Native people everywhere interpret them, in our discussions with the Atlanta Braves, we have repeatedly and unequivocally made our position clear -- Native people are not mascots, and degrading rituals like the' tomahawk chop' that dehumanize and harm us have no place in American society.

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