Rites of passage Signalling individual transitions
Honouring the common events in everyone's unique journey through life. The effect is to enable man to move into the next phase of his life with more conviction.
An integral part of remodelling celebrational life to give ultimate significance to the life of everyone.
Tactics include: life phases to enable everyone to celebrate the four life stages; passage rites to empower each man to honour transitions marked by an event such as graduation; major decisions to encourage every individual to dramatize life decisions by celebrating them; individual journey to help every individual acknowledge, with celebrations, his unduplicated life; and community evolvement to celebrate the landmarks in the journey of a community. An example is a send-out conversation that would enable a student graduating from high school to realize the transition and embrace the future.
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