Betwixt and Between: Patterns of Masculine and Feminine Initiation

Initiation has been a missing component in the modern world and needs to be re-introduced with new understanding and consciousness. Betwixt and between offers new insights into the basic elements of initiations and rites of passage. Used book in Good Condition. The chapters on masculine and feminine initiation provide new and creative concepts and practical possibilities for each of us.

The absence of these traditional supports creates problems in the lives of those who are caught in the void and lack definite expectations at various times of their lives.

Crossroads: The Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage

Many of the writers have first-hand experience and first-rate ideas of how to transform this cultural crisis. Crossroads is a rich, social and religious leaders, anthropologists, multidisciplinary collection of contemporary thought on rites of passage from leading psychologists, educators, medical professionals, and parents.

. Contributions include personal first-hand accounts of rites of passage that hold a profound meaning for the authors, practical information about contemporary professional work by individuals and organizations working with youth in transition, inspiring myths and stories from many cultures, and meditations on life transitions in relation to the problems we face today, such as the epidemics of violence and teen pregnancy.

Piercing insight with realistic hope!"―marion Woodmanauthor of The Ravaged Bridegroom "Crossroads serves as a guide book to exploring all new terrains through the development of fascinating new programs in education. These new programs are designed by devoted elders to instruct and help bridge the gap.

Just as black elk, had a vision for the survival of his people, shaman of the Ogalala Sioux tribe, so too do the contributors of Crossroads. Ronnie landauthe round Table Review Used book in Good Condition. In no uncertain terms, crossroads opens our eyes to our responsibility to the adolescents who are now growing up without knowledge of the spiritual roots in their culture.


The Archetype of Initiation

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The Rites of Passage

Birth, puberty, and death are, in all cultures, marriage, marked by ceremonies which may differ but are universal in function. Used book in Good Condition. Arnold van gennep 1873-1957 was the first anthropologist to note the regularity and significance of the rituals attached to the transitional stages in man's life, and his phrase for these, "the rites of passage, " has become a part of the language of anthropology and sociology.


King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine

Moore and gillette clearly define the four mature male archetypes that stand out through myth and literature across history: the king the energy of just and creative ordering, as well as the four immature patterns that interfere with masculine potential divine child, and the lover the energy that connects one to others and the world, the warrior the energy of aggressive but nonviolent action, the magician the energy of initiation and transformation, oedipal child, trickster and hero.

King, magician, warrior, lover is an exploratory journey that will help men and women reimagine and deepen their understanding of the masculine psyche. Great product! Used book in Good Condition. The bestselling, widely heralded, Jungian introduction to the psychological foundation of a mature, authentic, and revitalized masculinity.

Redefining age-old concepts of masculinity, but generative, creative, Jungian analysts Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette make the argument that mature masculinity is not abusive or domineering, and empowering of the self and others.

The Rites of Passage, Second Edition

Van gennep’s great insight was discerning a common structure in each of these seemingly different transitions, liminality, involving rituals of separation, and incorporation. Kertzer sheds new light on van gennep, on the battles he fought, and on the huge impact the book has had since publication of the first English edition.

This new edition of his work demonstrates how we can still make use of its enduring critical tools to understand our own social, and political worlds, religious, and even our personal and professional lives. Great product! In his new introduction, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and anthropologist David I.

Used book in Good Condition. With compelling precision, he set out the terms that would both define twentieth-century ritual theory and become a part of our everyday lexicon. Kertzer arnold van gennep’s masterwork, The Rites of Passage, has been a staple of anthropological education for more than a century.

First published in french in 1909, and, marriage, puberty, and translated into English by the University of Chicago Press in 1960, parenthood, this landmark book explores how the life of an individual in any society can be understood as a succession of transitions: birth, old age, finally, death. A classic work of anthropology—over seventy thousand copies sold with a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winner David I.


Deeply into the Bone: Re-Inventing Rites of Passage

As we face our increasingly complex society, Deeply into the Bone will help us reclaim the power of rites and understand their effect on our lives. Covering the significant life events of birth, marriage, brief histories of selected ritual traditions, and death, initiation, accounts of practices from around the world, chapters include first-person stories told by individuals who have undergone rites of passage, and critical reflections probing popular assumptions about ritual.

The work of a major scholar who has spent years writing and teaching about ritual, Deeply into the Bone instigates a conversation in which readers can fruitfully reflect on their own experiences of passage. The book also explores innovative rites for other important events such as beginning school, abortion, same-sex commitment ceremonies, serious illness, divorce, and retirement.

University of California Press. Providing a highly personal, and cross-cultural perspective on rites of passage for general readers, thoroughly informed, this book illustrates the power of rites to help us navigate life's troublesome transitions. Over the past two decades, North Americans have become increasingly interested in understanding and reclaiming the rites that mark significant life passages.

Taking us confidently into the abyss separating the spiritual from the social scientific, the personal from the scholarly, and the narrative from the analytical, Grimes synthesizes an impressive amount of information to help us find more insightful ways of comprehending life's great transitions. In the absence of meaningful rites of passage, mark the arrival of maturity, we speed through the dangerous intersections of life and often come to regret missing an opportunity to contemplate a child's birth, or meditate on the loss of a loved one.

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From Boys to Men: Spiritual Rites of Passage in an Indulgent Age

University of California Press. Used book in Good Condition. He discusses the damaging effects of our youth culture and the negative teen products that are fueled by corporate America and reveals how we can counteract these negative forces by using meaningful rites of passage to create a society with happy and healthy adolescent boys.

A guide to restoring the successful models used by ancient cultures the world over to raise adolescent boys • Explains the negative effects of Western youth culture and how it can be transformed • Offers instructions for integrating basic rites of passage into modern family life and youth programs For tens of thousands of years all across the globe, societies have been coping with raising adolescents.

From aleutian eskimos to polynesian Islanders, from tribal Africans to Australian Aborigines, each culture found archetypal ways to initiate their boys into the adult community. Used book in Good Condition. Stephenson explains the basics of rites of passage and offers insight into how to reintroduce these successful practices and traditional understandings into modern family life and programs for youth.

. Great product! Why is it then that native cultures never had the need for juvenile halls, and how did they prevent their youth from relying on drugs and alcohol, or boot camps? How did they avoid the high incidence of teen violence America is experiencing, the use of which has become so prevalent in Western society? In From Boys to Men, residential treatment centers, mood-altering drugs, Bret Stephenson shows readers that older cultures didn’t magically avoid adolescence; instead they developed successful rituals and rites of passage for sculpting teen boys into healthy young men.


Dancing in the Flames: The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness

University of California Press. The reemerging goddess calls for a shattering of rigid categories, a willingness to hold opposition. Why now particularly? the answer provided by marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson is bold and thrilling: the reemergence of the Divine Feminine in our time indicates our readiness to move to an entirely new level of consciousness.

She calls us to marry reason and order to creativity, and to embrace the chaos that can ultimately lead to wisdom and transformation on personal and global levels. Used book in Good Condition. She embodies the energy of chaos and creativity, creation and destruction, death and rebirth. Great product! Used book in Good Condition.

. Dark, the black goddess has been a key force in world history, and immensely powerful, earthy, manifesting in images as diverse as the Indian goddess Kali and the Black Madonnas of medieval Europe. Used book in Good Condition. Images of her, from the women's movement to traditional religion, when awareness of the Goddess is re-arising in many spheres, however, have been conspicuously missing in the Western world for centuries—until now, from the new discoveries of quantum physics to the dreams of ordinary men and women.


The Fear of the Feminine

In mozart's fantastic world, neumann saw a true Auseinandersetzung--the conflict and coming-to-terms with each other of the matriarchal and the patriarchal worlds. These essays by the famous analytical psychologist and student of creativity Erich Neumann belong in the context of the depth psychology of culture and reveal a prescient concern about the one-sidedness of patriarchal Western civilization.

Brought together here for the first time, the moon and matriarchal consciousness, the meaning of the earth archetype for modern times, Mozart's Magic Flute, the essays in the book discuss the psychological stages of woman's development, and the fear of the feminine. University of California Press. Neumann recommended a "cultural therapy" that he thought would redress a "fundamental ignorance" about feminine and masculine psychology, and he looked for societal healing to a "matriarchal consciousness" that forms the bridge between the feminine and the creative.

Great product! Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Developing such a synthesis of the feminine and the masculine in the psychic reality of the individual and of the collective was, he argued, one of the fundamental, future-oriented tasks of both the society and the individual.

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The Sacred and The Profane: The Nature of Religion

Great product! It's this premise that both drives eliade's exhaustive exploration of the sacred—as it has manifested in space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself—and buttresses his expansive view of the human experience.160; used book in Good Condition. A highly original and scholarly work on spirituality by noted historian Mircea Eliade  In The Sacred and the Profane, or secular, Mircea Eliade observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, they still at times find themselves connected unconsciously to the memory of something sacred.

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