In this category you will find a number of objects that are traditionally used during (Eastern) rituals.
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Rituals are expressions of man or animal, which are to be repeated in certain circumstances. These expressions may consist of a few elements, but also a whole range of different elements. These ritual elements could be: posture, mimics, gestures (mudra), dance, song, word, sounds…
The appearance and wearing (or just the presence) of certain objects (as a way of disguise, painting, wearing a mask, a wand, a weapon, mantel or other attributes or symbols) often plays an important role in rituals. Anyway, a ritual is characterised by way of a recognisable pattern. Just like these kind of rituals when making a wish: blowing out the candles or singing a birthday song. Also raising your glass and drinking a toast are rituals. Certain occasions need rituals, like making a wish when seeing a falling star, or burning pictures when ending a relationship.
Rituals are very important. The familiar character of a ritual is important, for the individual, who feels at ease because of it, as well as for a society, where (shared) rituals are the binding agent between persons.
Every culture has its rituals. Mainly during important life changes, like (giving) birth, transit to adulthood, marriage, religious or social alliances and death. But also when someone wants to start all over and live a new life.
In its most simple form, a ritual can be an almost unnoticeable nodding. As the other extreme it could be a long-lasting, exhausting happening, with intervening meditations.
Rituals are influencing the human mind, because they often cohere with the archetype, according to Jung. In psychology, certain ways of cumpulsive behaviour are also noted as rituals.