- Paperback: 488 pages
- Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company; 58244th edition (October 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812691903
- ISBN-13: 978-0812691900
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #411,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Crossroads: The Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage 58244th Edition
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Crossroads opens our eyes to the responsibility to the adolescents who are now growing up without scared 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! -- Marion Woodman, author of The Ravaged Bridegroom
Crossroads serves as a guide book 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 to bridge the gap. Apprenticeship, visionquests, outdoor wilderness adventures, youth service activities, adolescent clinical programs which employ concepts of rites of passage as a methodology for healing, and others are discussed in detail. Just as Black Elk, shaman of the Ogalala Sioux tribe, had a vision for the survival of his people, so to do the contributors of Crossroads. -- Ronnie Landau, The Round Table Review
Modern society differs from all other cultures in its lack of rites at life's transitions: this new collection of fifty writings on aspects of these transitions document rites of passage in different cultures around the world, examining both myth, history, and contemporary rites of passage. Enjoy a balanced representation of races in a strong cultural investigation. -- Midwest Book Review
The writing is superb . . . this all encompassing book is a must for professionals in the helping professions, parents, and anyone interested in moving from separation to wholeness and understanding the needs of the community to heal -- Small Press
From the Back Cover
Crossroads is a comprehensive collection of fifty cutting-edge articles on diverse aspects of the transition to adulthood, covering experiences with contemporary rites of passage, the use of rites of passage to resolve the 'youth crisis' of gangs and violence, accounts of traditional rites of passage, and how-to guidelines for creating new rites of passage that may help to save our communities from despair and destruction.
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