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Teaching Ritual$
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Catherine Bell

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195176452

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.001.0001

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 Living a Double Consciousness

 Living a Double Consciousness

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Teaching Ritual

Richard Schechner

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes how the author of this chapter takes his class, step by step, into the more mystical of experiences orchestrated by ritual performances. The chapter describes the variety of situations in which the teacher of rituals can be involved, from whirling in the dark to participating like a believer in the religious rites of a Brooklyn community. The author of this chapter is an international expert in theater, ritual, and the performances of social communities in everyday life.

Keywords:   ritual, teaching, ritual experience, ritual formality, animal ritual, performing ritual

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