Rites of Passage - Honoring change, marking transition

Sat 12:00pm - 12:50pm

Venue: Convo 11


Connection to Earth. Connection to Self. Connection to Community. The tapestry of our society is woven with threads of connection. What if our major life transitions were honored and intentionally recognized, including these three elements of connection? Intentional Rites of Passage can act as a map for weaving a strong community. In this session, we will explore how to gather as a community to honor life transitions and transformations. Jordan will provide some background information on the Hero’s Journey and share his experience of participating in and facilitating modern Rites of Passage experiences for adolescent boys. We will then explore ways in which parents and communities can create and participate in Rites of Passage experiences to mark transformation and transition for those in their community. Whether a young person is stepping into their journey towards adulthood, a couple is getting married, or a leader in the community is stepping down and claiming their elderhood, how might we recognize and honor these transitions?