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An important component of treatment is to help patients realize that they might continue to have some intrusive thoughts and urges to ritualize.
Popular religion offers an opportunity to acknowledge and ritualize the existence of suffering and struggle as a part of life yet draw strength and hope to carry on.
And I decided to ritualize the process and give it a kind of pseudo order.
Clark's work figures the sacred boundary (we used to call it "taboo") represented by anthropophagy (it seems, in fact, that man is the only species to ritualize autophagy, and it would be difficult to understand all the determinations of human sexuality without reference to this boundary, as well as to the "prohibition" of incest - which as we know only exists through its transgression).