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[ ɪnˈɪʃɪˌe͡ɪts], [ ɪnˈɪʃɪˌe‍ɪts], [ ɪ_n_ˈɪ_ʃ_ɪ__ˌeɪ_t_s]

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Initiation rites, whether public or secret, have a long and varied history. They may involve symbolic acts or dramatic performances that transform a individual from an unknown into a member of a group or community. initiates may either undergo a complete transformation, or only experience a first taste of the Mysteries.

Public initiation rites may resemble rites of passage common to many cultures, such as the coming-of-age ceremony of adulthood in North America. Secret initiation rites, such as those practiced by some religious orders, can be more complex and secretive. They may involve ritualistic dress, fasting, meditation, and physical challenges.

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