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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liminality

    In anthropology, liminality (from the Latin word līmen, meaning "a threshold"[1]) is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of rituals, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when the ritual is complete. During a ritual's liminal stage, participants "stand at the threshold"[2] between their previous way of structuring their identity, time, or community, and a new way, which the ritual establishes.

    The concept of liminality was first developed in the early 20th century by anthropologist Arnold van Gennep and later taken up by Victor Turner.[3] More recently, usage of the term has broadened to describe political and cultural change as well as rituals.[4] During liminal periods of all kinds, social hierarchies may be reversed or temporarily dissolved, continuity of tradition may become uncertain, and future outcomes once taken for granted may be thrown into doubt.[5] The dissolution of order during liminality creates a fluid, malleable situation that enables new institutions and customs to become established.[6] The term has also passed into popular usage, where it is applied much more broadly, undermining its significance to some extent.[7]

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    Types

    Liminality has both spatial and temporal dimensions, and can be applied to a variety of subjects: individuals, larger groups (cohorts or villages), whole societies, and possibly even entire civilizations.[43] The following chart summarizes the different dimensions and subjects of liminal experiences, and also provides the main characteristics and key examples of each category.[44]



    Another significant variable is “scale,” or the “degree” to which an individual or group experiences liminality.[45] In other words, “there are degrees of liminality, and…the degree depends on the extent to which the liminal experience can be weighed against persisting structures.".[46] When the spatial and temporal are both affected, the intensity of the liminal experience increases and so-called “pure liminality” is approached[47]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olm the Water King View Post
    Interesting. Thanks.

    I don't really like those wiki examples though (no offense to you).

    It's a fancy word for meaning Born Again.

    It can also refer to change that happens when two become one flesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie View Post
    This quote would look really good in your signature.
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    That Barnes and Noble has better deals than Books a million.

    I also need to stop buying useless shit.
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    Amazon will ban you for returning too many items.

    A computer programmer and self-proclaimed Amazon addict named Greg Nelson has been banned from using Amazon UK after returning 37 of the 343 items he has purchased over the course of two years.
    Amazon Customer Account Closed For Returning Faulty Goods, Loses Access To Remaining Credit Card Balance

    That does seem like an excessive number of returns. I have yet to receive 1 faulty product from an Amazon purchase. The trick is to read all the 1 and 2 star reviews for possible problems.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Vincent

    Joyce Carol Vincent (15 October 1965 – c. December 2003) was a British woman whose death went unnoticed for more than two years as her corpse lay undiscovered in her London bedsit.

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    Her remains were described as "mostly skeletal" according to the pathologist, and she was lying on her back, next to a shopping bag, surrounded by Christmas presents she had wrapped but never delivered.[6] It is not known to whom the presents were addressed, and the police report regarding the case has been disposed of.[13]

    Neighbours had assumed the flat was unoccupied, and the odour of decomposing body tissue was attributed to nearby waste bins.[10] The flat's windows did not allow direct sight into the accommodation.[14] Drug addicts frequented the area, which may explain why no one questioned the constant noise from the television.[10] Half of her rent was being automatically paid to Metropolitan Housing Trust by benefits agencies, leading officials to believe that she was still alive.[6] However, over two years, £2,400 in unpaid rent accrued, and housing officials decided to repossess the property.[6] Her corpse was discovered on 25 January 2006 when the bailiffs broke in.[10] The television and heating were still running due to her bills being continually paid for by automatic debit payments and debt forgiveness.[15][16]
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21lux View Post
    I guess that's one way to get a non-disturbing suicide. Sever all ties, people won't know, therefore you're not really hurting anyone's feelings and if and when they find out, it's not that bad because the connection wasn't as strong and no longer a really meaningful death to them. What am I saying?
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