Wilderness Rites of Passage
School of Consciousness and Transformation EWP 6112 3.00
Ancient cultures performed rites and ceremonies as a way of renewing their connection with the Earth and their communities. This course introduces ancient rites of passage while giving students the opportunity to experience themselves the initiatory threshold in a safe yet challenging way with a solo vision quest in the wilderness. The ceremony follows the traditional stages of a rite of passage: severance (leaving behind what is familiar); threshold (the actual solitude and fasting); and reincorporation (return to the community with gifts and insights).