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ritualism

1. emphasis, esp exaggerated emphasis, on the importance of rites and ceremonies
2. the study of rites and ceremonies, esp magical or religious ones
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In moving to the Skanda Purana we find that the conflict between Visvamitra and Vasistha is resolved, and Sathaye suggests that it mirrors a resolution between two tendencies in Pas'upata Saivism: "By resolving the conflicts between Vasistha and Visvamitra, then, the Skanda may be read as bringing contrasting orders of Saiva brahmins--one that was rigidly ascetic and antisocial and the other that had taken up ritualist and pedagogical roles in society.
For example, an 18-year-old Miss Ladi Okoro was abducted by ritualists along with seven other victims in Abuja on March 6, 2013, once revealed that they were charmed in a public transport and later they ended up in a shrine, where they were presented to the ritual practitioners, before their miraculous escape (Afisunlu 2013).
After the masters receive these offerings, the ritualists expect them to be pleased, calm, and satisfied.
Ritualists, Merton ([1957] 1968) argued, scale back the culturally prescribed definition of success to render it more achievable.
Also, the subversive and 'violent' aspect of their measures is limited to the disruption of traffic via the erection of roadblocks a temporary and ephemeral effect, like their own performance as ritualists and protesters.
Detailing the lives and practices of over 10 contemporary Philippine ritualists, healers, and oralists from Tuguegarao, Kalinga, Benguet, Batangas, Palawan, Cebu, Camiguin, Agusan, Maguindanao and South Cotabato, "Song of the Babaylan" is based on over seven years of research and on-site engagements with living babaylan in Philippine hinterlands, towns, and urban centers.
An agent was at work (the ritualists of Wai Brama would agree), but who or what it was is not, and cannot be, known.
So it is sheer ignorance that the bigots, the fanatics, the radical extremists and the dogmatic ritualists create strife and spill blood.
In Maltz's British Aestheticism and the Urban Working Classes, her study of missionary aestheticism focuses primarily on Ritualists, but she applies the term to secular art philanthropists in her article on Wilde's Woman's World.
This rich description of an Andean embodiment ceremony finds echoes in other colonial texts, most notably the Huarochiri Manuscript, in which there are several accounts of how huacsas (Andean ritualists who impersonate huacas) perform the memory and the ongoing attributes of local huacas in festivities very much like the one described here.
A prominent part of it is, of course, due to the linguistic depravity of the ritualists, mostly priests and astrologers who must have drafted them with their loose grip on the Sanskrit composition as well as grammar.