Crossroads: The Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage

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Louise Carus Mahdi, Nancy Geyer Christopher, Michael Meade
Open Court, Jan 1, 1996 - Psychology - 452 pages
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Thinkers and activists from many orientations and traditions are now coming together to explore ways to reconstitute rites of passage as a form of community healing for our public and personal ills. Crossroads is a comprehensive collection of over fifty cutting-edge writings on diverse aspects of the transition to adulthood.

"In no uncertain terms, Crossroads opens our eyes to our responsibility to the adolescents who are now growing up without sacred rituals and hence without knowledge of spiritual roots in their culture. Many of the writers have first-hand experience and first-rate ideas of how to transform this cultural crisis. Crossroads also challenges us to integrate our own inner adolescent. Piercing insight with realistic hope!" -- Marlon Woodman The Ravaged Bridegroom

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Contents

A Necessary Step toward Wholeness
3
Rites of Passage at the End of the Millennium
27
The Initiation of Telemachus
35
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About the author (1996)

Meade is an accomplished storyteller, drummer, workshop leader and teacher of ritual and mythology.

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