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Rituals are thresholds from one stage of life to another. They can break open the mind. And reshape our bodies. Secret, sacred, transforming. The rites of passage. Strange Rituals: Rites of Passage, H2 2016
From earliest recorded history humans have used initiation rites to make different stages of life. Initiations are rituals designed to permanently change a person’s role in society. Often they also change appearance. ibid.
All around the world we perform rituals from familiar customs to extreme initiations. Rituals help us mark the most important moments in our lives. Extraordinary Rituals s1e1: Circle of Life, BBC 2018
We’ll explore the extraordinary rituals that surround birth. ibid.
In the Amazon a family performs sacred rituals to protect its newborn child. ibid.
We still choose to come together for ceremonies in vast numbers. Extraordinary Rituals s1e2: Great Gatherings
In the mountains of Japan 2,000 men create a waterfall of fire in a ritual of spiritual renewal. ibid.
We’ll explore why we hang on to ancient rituals in a modern world. Extraordinary Rituals s1e3: Changing World
In Australia an ancient ceremony helps protect the oldest surviving culture on Earth. ibid.
Jainism: An act of self-sacrifice which is why in her ultimate test of faith every hair on her head will be plucked out by hand. ibid.
Bare feet walking on red-hot coals. Voodoo priests casting a spell. And ancient ceremonies used to ward off the devil himself. Can ancient rituals really unleash incredible powers, physical powers, psychic powers? The UnXplained with William Shatner s1e5: Bizarre Rituals, History 2021