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That truly all depends upon if you enjoy receiving gifts not knowing what they are OR knowing what they are in advance.
Reading anything about ritual before hand that spoils a surprise defeats the whole purpose of experiencing something for the first time without foreknowledge.
That being said and to the contrary, if you have seriously studied the Bible (more specifically what is called "The OT" by Christians) and Classic Greek Philosophy, you're going to experience Ritual as a kid in a candy store with free reign. If you have not done so, then you're going to be pretty well impervious to most all that is put before you, including the explanations.
Either way, I suggest you go into this as if it were a rollercoaster ride and do so with your hands held high and your seatbelt fastened tightly; enjoy the ride!
Starting several years before the petition not several days before. I remember reading The Republic in high school but my philosophy courses were undergrad college. Whenever I could check off a general education requirement with an anthropology or philosophy course I signed up. I could have had a minor if I had focused on one of those.
You and I and many members of this board have different ideas of education than most teenagers! Go figure ...