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I am on a team and we are to select a secular organization of our choice, ex: a town, nation or a corporation in which we are to explain: 1. how one to three of its locations function as sacred places. 2. explain what elements mythic sacred places have in common. 3. how they function in their culture. 4. Illustrate your analysis of your chosen contmeporary secular place by comparing to at least one other sacred place taken from a traditional myth. 5. Introduction, conclusion, editing.

My main concerns are #2, 3, & 5

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The solution is a 760-word narrative that provides insight, advise and a discussion to help the original student poster with questions 2, 3 & 5 (see original problem) - sacred places of an organization, the cultural function of said sacred place and the structure of the essay (Introduction, conclusion, editing) and initial/suggested content. References and resources to help the student with the problem further is listed. A word version of the solution is attached for easy download and printing.

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Hello and thank you for using Brainmass. Since you did not indicate the organization you have chosen or the scared places that you have decided to discuss, I have had to make some assumptions in writing your essay- that the information you want should be general but applicable to allow you to use it inputting together your group assignment. I have indicated some resources that you might find useful. If you have any questions about this solution, you can leave it via the feedback facility. Good luck!

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Q2- Common Elements of Mythic Sacred Places

For a place to be considered sacred by a particular culture,tribe, society or group of people,the site must be a place of great symbolism and meaning to them having played an important role in their history and continues to inspire and give meaning to their shared identity in a divine and metaphysical way. In a way, by recognizing that place as divine, those who believe in its divinity experience a reinforcement of their beliefs and find meaning in what the myth of the place symbolizes for them. Faith-wise, a sacred place can be a shrine where aside from official 'churches', shrines also hold the function of being places of worship and veneration and are dedicated to a specific god or deity, ...

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