Title Rites of Passage
Publisher Seattle Coming of Age Press
1427651515 / 9781427651518
Seller ID 12480
The workbook format introduces ideas and then asks the individual or group questions related to the ideas to stimulate conversation. In this way, a unique and specific ceremony may be created. This booklet begins with a brief summary of the elements in indigenous ritual, a comparison between ritual and ceremony and the differences of culture in the past and the present.
Self-development, creating community and modern culture and nature are discussed. The next section of the booklet works through new rites of passage for teens, adolescent and adult roles, and trusting the question. There are two actual examples toward the back of the booklet, a ritual and a ceremony. Lastly, there is a summary titled, Creating a Rite of Passage for any Initiate, and two different outlines addressing elements of ceremony.
This booklet provides clear comparisons between a rite of passage and ceremony. It presents the historical elements of rites of passage for indigenous cultures. Sequential outlines for group discussion can lead a couple, family or community in creating a unique ceremony including; births, adoptions, rites of passage, weddings, acknowledgments, elder ceremonies, deaths and more.
Reflections on self-development, modern culture and nature supportthe creation of ceremony. This booklet also includes step by step guidance for developing content, facilitation and participation in creating ceremony. The thread throughout the work speaks to supporting our youth through ceremonial initiation by which we welcome and honor them into adult heart centered community.