The Origins of Rites of Passage
For Thousands of Years all cultures found healthy ways to guide their young men through the challenges of adolescence and into adulthood. These rites of passage reinforced cultural norms, transferred wisdom between generations, and made young men’s roles clear. Unfortunately, in our culture, such traditions have been abandoned. Our young men – indeed our whole community – suffer when the boys don’t receive guidance, love and clarity during this vital time.