Coming of Age and Life Rituals

Presented by Catrice Morning Bird Thornton.

The need for ritual is something that most people understand on at least a basic level. Almost all religions have them in one form or another. Something that has been missing are the rituals for children and coming of age. Not a lot of rituals exist anymore other then getting a driver's license, graduating, and being old enough to be legally an adult. There are so many smaller changes in a child's life on the way to adult hood and once reaching the status of adult there are still many more along the path of growing. Discussion on the rituals my tribe uses and what points in life are celebrated or worked for, and how that can be incorporated in everyone's life today to bring back the rituals of aging and growing as a person.

















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