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Russkiy Mir Foundation
Rites. On Rhythm and Periodicity
What getting acquainted with the culture of another nation starts with. Correlation between a rite and a myth. Rite value. On the relationship between the “small” and the “big” worlds. Rhythm and periodicity as the phenomena organizing the traditional existence. On the notion of the “rites of passage”. Concepts of other worlds’ existence (within the “native”-“alien” opposition). On the integrity of time and space in the mythological model of the world. Role of the word in a ritual act. The integrity of life and death in traditional world view. The fundamental idea of the “rites of passage” is “to revival through death”. The main objective of a ritual. Five stages of a “rite of passage”.
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