Your paper should begin with and be organized around a clearly stated central thesis (research question). Why does this topic interest you? What do you hope to learn? In addition:
II. Information Gathered from Informants and Research
What is the basic belief structure, as understood by the people who participate in these rituals? How did they become a part of this community? Are there any Holy Texts or rules/guidelines?
How can you learn more about this practice or faith community? You may include quotes from conversations with your informants in this section.
III. Discussion of ritual(s): your observations
Summarize your personal experience. Did you have any cultural bias or preconceived ideas before you went? If so, what were they? Did your perception change after your participation in the ritual? How? How did you feel participating in the ritual as a cultural anthropologist? What did you learn about the value of participant observation?
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