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Toward a Culture of Healthy Elders and Effective Mentors

Many lament the lack of initiated people in modern western culture. We often do not have rituals that honor passage into man and womanhood, motherhood, fatherhood, elderhood, livelihood, life’s work, and more. Also, because many medicine lineages were lost or abandoned when our ancestors immigrated to North America and wished to assimilate, there are many lineage holders of a large variety of spiritual traditions who remain uninitiated. These people often find themselves holding gifts they do not know how to work with or offer to others. The belief is that if we had more initiation rites,...

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