Paganism for Beginners: Rites of Passage

"Baby naming ceremony, Heathen Freehold Society of British Columbia" by Bygul - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baby_naming_ceremony,_Heathen_Freehold_Society_of_British_Columbia.jpg#/media/File:Baby_naming_ceremony,_Heathen_Freehold_Society_of_British_Columbia.jpg

A rite of passage is a ritual or ceremony to celebrate and mark the passage from one phase of life to the next. Rites of passage ease us over the threshold into the next phase, and help us to understand and embrace our new status. Rites of passage include baby naming, coming of age, coming out, initiation, marriage, divorce, croning, and funerals. [Read more...]

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