ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION MAGIC, AND WITCHCRAFT
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MAGIC, AND WITCHCRAFT
.Rituals are actually very common in our lives. For this writing assignment I want you to think about the rituals you have observed either as a participant or an observer.
1. Make a list of specific rituals you have participated in during your lifetime. It doesn’t have to be a complete list, but try to include at least 6 different rituals in your list. Include both religious and secular rituals. Identify each ritual with a brief description (one or two sentences will do nicely).
2. Next classify each ritual on your list according to the classification presented in the textbook. For example, is it a social ritual of intensification or perhaps a rite of passage?
3. Looking over your list, what kinds of rituals are most frequently encountered in your life?
4. What important roles do these rituals play in your life?