Some articles on ritual, ritual practice:
... The Adiperukku, as a water-ritual, celebrated by women is to honour nature ... The association of this ritual with fertility, sex and reproduction is both natural and human ... This water ritual practice is performed on the banks of Rivers, which is described as a rice-cultivation tract ...
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“As an example of just how useless these philosophers are for any practice in life there is Socrates himself, the one and only wise man, according to the Delphic Oracle. Whenever he tried to do anything in public he had to break off amid general laughter. While he was philosophizing about clouds and ideas, measuring a fleas foot and marveling at a midges humming, he learned nothing about the affairs of ordinary life.”
—Desiderius Erasmus (c. 14661536)
“Promiscuity in men may cheapen love but sharpen thought. Promiscuity in women is illness, a leakage of identity. The promiscuous woman is self-contaminated and incapable of clear ideas. She has ruptured the ritual integrity of her body.”
—Camille Paglia (b. 1947)