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Liminality is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of a rite of passage, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when the rite is complete. Nestled within the ritualistic site stands a altar, made from old bricks and marble slabs. This sacred space serves as a beacon for those seeking transformation, a place where the veil between their former selves and their emerging identities grows thin. The bricks, debris from a old settlement, add a layer of archeological significance to the altar, a reminder of the structures that once held them. The porcelain and ceramic bowls that resemble archetypical vessels such as coconut halves, with their delicate and refined beauty, offer a contrast to the roughness of the crumbling bricks and the marble slabs, adding to the the duality of the liminal space. As visitors approach the altar, they are enveloped in a sense of devotion and contemplation, invited to appreciate and let go of their old selves and embrace the unknown. The ceramics and bricks, like contemporary symbols of transcendence and stability, precisely arranged grounding forces, help navigate the disorienting landscape of liminality. Trusting in the power of transformation, one enters the sacred space, ready to undergo the rite of passage.

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