Stages of a Rite of Passage

Stages of a Rite of Passage   Anthropologists have found that across different cultures,  rites of passage follow a three-stage process that can be said to be universally human, arising from the core of human nature in contact with Mother Nature.  We call these stages severance, threshold, and incorporation. Understanding them will be helpful in preparing for…

Partners in nature

Couple’s Quest

Couple’s Quest   The Couple’s Quest is a form of vision quest or wilderness quest for couples in a committed relationship.  It began when Mike Bodkin (Rites of Passage Executive Director) and his wife, Renee Sweezey, quested together in August 2007.  They were looking for a way to renew their partnership and marriage, and Renee suggested…