Articles and Interviews

Since the beginning of recorded human history and throughout millennia, we humans have prepared our young people develop the skills and dispositions they need to succeed as an adult via an archetypal process of rites of passage. We have lost that, and our young people are suffering as a result. This article that I wrote offers an innovative approach to redesigning rites of passage for contemporary contexts.

Creating Community and Purpose Through Ritual (Grinnell College Alumni News)

This interview is based on a lovely conversation with writer Anne Stein from my alma mater, Grinnell College, about the importance of ritual especially during a pandemic.

Shame Piñata producer Colleen Thomas interviewed me for this wonderful new podcast that explores the world of self-designed ritual. This episode includes a couple of personal stories of my own rituals over the years.

Coming of Age the RITE Way: Youth and Community Development through Rites of Passage (Blumenkrantz)

This book offers an engaging combination of narrative storytelling with a rich research base.  David Blumenkrantz is the founder of The Rites of Passage Experience (ROPE). Here he shares his model for community-based rites of passage.

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