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Ritual is an important part of every society every culture every individuals lives in our world It is impossible to come up with one clear-cut definition however there are specific aspects associated with ritual that most anthropologists will definitely agree upon Rituals are important in providing a sense of security and loyalty to groups as well to each individual person Ritual study is imperative to the understanding of religion between different cultures as it is such an important part of religion We practice rituals to demonstrate our values and beliefs to pray and sometimes just to reinforce group solidarity Ritual has become such a regular part of our everyday routine that sometimes we dont even realize that we are doing it anymore But realization of its practice or not it still continues to be such an important part of our lives Anthropologists believe that ritual has existed since the very beginning of our time Some believe that it is ritual that has kept us here so long that without this regular practice we as a being would not have the security or solidarity needed to survive Although it is agreed upon that ritual has always existed that it has varied from culture to culture and evolved throughout time anthropologists have yet to come to an agreement upon a precise definition they probably never will Because of the enormous differences in ritual routines practiced one could not come up with a suitable definition to meet every anthropologists satisfaction Each time a field expert defines it there will be a contrast made against it by some another expert who has been exposed to different research and therefore new ideas There are so many different types of ritual practice it would be impossible for everyone to positively compare their experiences and because of the varied practices they have been exposed to each persons perspective will be so much different from the next For example as
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