The 3 Main Types of Rituals For The Dagara
Community rituals: performed by the boburo (shaman) or priest/priestess. Every initiated adult in the community is expected to attend. Community rituals restore balance with the elements and re-establish unity with Namwin, the Supreme Spirit. An example of a community ritual is the funeral rite of the Dagara which has been reshaped into a Grief Ritual for us here in the west by Dr. Some.
Family rituals: A family ritual is performed by the head of household and every initiated family member is expected to attend. They honor family spirits for reasons of prosperity, protection or health. A baby naming ritual is an example of a family ritual.
Personal rituals: these are the responsibility of the individual and are generally maintenance in nature. They are designed to maintain harmony with the natural world and the world of spirit. Maintenance of a shrine, be it an ancestor or nature shrine, is an example of a personal ritual.
All these rituals are interconnected. Community rituals make it possible for family rituals to work effectively, while family rituals enhances personal rituals.
The post goes on to also outline the different formats for rituals, the elements of rituals, and the healing process of the rituals.