Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage?   His father takes him deep into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage? His father takes him deep into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.

Rite of passage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...      note the part about  Laboratory experiments have shown that severe initiations produce cognitive dissonance.[10] It is theorized that such dissonance heightens group attraction among initiates after the experience, arising from internal justification of the effort used.[11] Rewards during initiations have important consequences in that initiates who feel more rewarded express stronger group identity.

Rite of passage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia... note the part about Laboratory experiments have shown that severe initiations produce cognitive dissonance.[10] It is theorized that such dissonance heightens group attraction among initiates after the experience, arising from internal justification of the effort used.[11] Rewards during initiations have important consequences in that initiates who feel more rewarded express stronger group identity.

Rite of Passage [CD]

Rite of Passage [CD]

Rite Of Passage

This is SO important! Such a great approach to raising sons! And I love how she shows that it's a win-win for both mom and son. ~ Club31Women

A Rite of Passage for Moms With Boys

This is SO important! Such a great approach to raising sons! And I love how she shows that it's a win-win for both mom and son. ~ Club31Women

Rite of Passage by Maggie Steber | MediaStorm. "The images speak to the pain of loss, the complexities of a mother-daughter relationship and the fragility of life." Every piece by MediaStorm is lovely, but this is my new favorite.

Rite of Passage by Maggie Steber | MediaStorm. "The images speak to the pain of loss, the complexities of a mother-daughter relationship and the fragility of life." Every piece by MediaStorm is lovely, but this is my new favorite.

Modern Day Rites of Passage for Boys/Men - the ultimate form of preventative medicine - helpful thoughts

Modern Day Rites of Passage for Boys/Men - the ultimate form of preventative medicine - helpful thoughts

"Sweetie you'll get this over with in no time" said one of the older sirens trying to calm my nerves "I remember mine clearly it took me almost all day to drown one of them"

"Sweetie you'll get this over with in no time" said one of the older sirens trying to calm my nerves "I remember mine clearly it took me almost all day to drown one of them"

Apache girls take part in ancient tests of strength, endurance and character that will make them women and prepare them for the trials of womanhood.

Apache girls take part in ancient tests of strength, endurance and character that will make them women and prepare them for the trials of womanhood.

‘Prom’: An intimate look at an American rite of passage

‘Prom’: An intimate look at an American rite of passage

by Mary Ellen Mark - part of her 'Prom' series where she documented this teenage right of passage in America. It's a fascinating project, you should check it out.

Girl's Rite of Passage | National Geographic - example of ritual transition - Zerubavel

Girl's Rite of Passage | National Geographic - example of ritual transition - Zerubavel

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