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(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

In Witchcraft, a salute is the term used for a ritual kiss. Witches acknowledge that hugging and kissing are a natural part of life for humans who are close to one another, as coven members are.

There are certain ritual kisses known variously as the "three-fold salute," the "five-fold salute," and the "eight-fold salute." The three-fold salute traces the outline of a triangle and is done on mouth, breast, breast, back to mouth (to close the figure). The five-fold salute describes a pentagram and is genitals, right foot, left knee, right knee, right foot, genitals. The eight-fold salute is both of these salutes, one after the other. In some Wiccan traditions there is an inverted three-fold salute, which is genitals, breast, breast, genitals. Kissing these parts of the person is an acknowledgement of the sacredness of his or her body and of life. It is also an honoring of the God or Goddess within every person.



a solemn form of greeting or the payment of respect by means of artillery or rifle salvos, flags, and so forth as provided for by special regulations. A salute is used to mark important events (for instance, an artillery salute in Moscow and other cities of the USSR on national holidays), during military parades, and at funerals of servicemen and state officials.

International conventions and the internal regulations of the naval powers provide for a salute as a form of rendering naval honors. An exchange of salutes usually takes place when warships (above a specified water displacement) visit ports that have coast batteries, which return the salute. A salute of nations—21 guns—is rendered (simultaneously with the hoisting of the flag of the state) by a foreign warship that arrives in the territorial waters of another state. If the head of state, the ambassador, or some other high official is on board the ship, the fort salutes first.

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Most of the various Mennonite denominations are conditional non-saluters, viewing saluting as acceptable only if it is clearly divorced from its military implications.
After the Supreme Court ruled in 1940 in the Gobitis case that flag saluting was not a military or idolatrous gesture, most (but not all) Mennonite authorities concluded that it would not be wrong to salute.(20) Most Mennonites' position today is that the ceremony is a non-religious act signifying respect for the state.
In most cases, the children sincerely objected to saluting even though they were often acting largely in response to their home training.
This belief may seem foreign to many, but if a child's parents, friends, and relatives are all actively involved in a religion which teaches that saluting is wrong, this view will often become very much a part of the child's belief structure.
Other girls were famous for playing Chopin Polonaises, or being good at volleyball, or knowing about sex; I was notorious for not saluting the flag.
Thus, those who object to saluting the flag will usually find abstaining difficult.
'It's very tiring, you keep on flying and saluting,' he said, eliciting laughter from the crowd at the army camp.
A footage depicting a lady senior superintendent of police (SSP) Arsala saluting Maryam went viral, raising concerns of people on the matter as why the premier's daughter receiving warm salutation merely on basis of blood ties as she does not hold any public office.
The tweet is being deemed a response to her critics who slammed a lady security official saluting her.
The PTI chief termed it inexplicable as an ordinary citizen was getting official protocol with police saluting her.
'Why [a] private citizen Maryam [is] getting official protocol with police saluting as she goes to appear before [the] criminal investigation?' Khan said in a tweet on Wednesday.