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  1. departure from home, … not with a polite request, but suddenly and decisively
  2. a ceremony of death, ranging from being buried in the earth, to immersion, to an effacement of one’s known referents
  3. a ceremony of rebirth because an emergent being, a differentiated psychology, was dawning
  4. they were given the teachings, in three categories:
    • the archetypal stories of the creation, of the gods, of the tribal history;
    • the general roles and polity of adulthood in that culture;
    • the specific tools of hunting, fishing, child-bearing, and agriculture unique to that tribe.
  5. an ordeal of some kind, often involving isolation … one learn to cope with fear and find internal resources
  6. after prolonged separation, there was the return to the community as a separated adult

linked mentions for "six stages of ancestral passage to adulthood":

  1. human autonomy and influence
    Unlike an animal, man is not told by instincts what he must do. And unlike man in former times, he is no longer told by traditions what he should
  2. beeing a grown-up in a contemporary culture
    contemporary culture … been grown-ups through responsibly exercising parental, fiduciary, relational, and societal roles … we play all these mature