There are a growing number of resources available for those interested in learning more about Rites of Passage.


The Making of Men by Dr Arne Rubinstein
Aimed at parents of teenage boys looking for practical advice on how to bring out the best in their son. It describes the benefits of Rites of Passage ceremonies, a case history of a Rite of Passage camp and gives suggestions on how to create a Passage experience for your son.

Crossroads: The Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage Louise Carus Mahdi, Nancy Christopher and Michael Meade, 2nd edition 1998.

This book contains a collection of articles addressing how to deliver Rites of Passage experiences in today’s society

Puberty Boy Geoff Price. 2005

A book designed to be read by boys reaching puberty.

Betwixt & Between – Patterns of Masculine and Feminine Initiation. Louise Carus Mahdi, Steven Foster and Meredith Little, 5th edition 1994.

A collection of articles on Rites of Passage for boys and girls

He’ll Be OK – Growing Gorgeous Boys Into Good Men Celia Lashlie. 2005. 2nd Edition 2007.

Particularly useful for mothers of teenage boys.

Raising Girls: Helping your daughter to grow up wise, warm and strong. Steve Biddulph. 2013

Destined to become a new classic.

Raising Boys: Why boys are different and how to help them become happy and well balanced men. Steve Biddulph, Second Edition. 2003

Good reading for all parents with sons.

Manhood: An action plan for changing men’s lives. Steve Biddulph. Third Edition. 2003

A must read for all men.

Boy into Man. A Fathers Guide to Initiation of Teenage Sons. Bernard Weiner. Transformation Press. 1992

A short but interesting account of a group of fathers creating their own Rite of Passage experience for their sons.

Death of a Hero, Birth of the Soul. Robinson, John C. Ph.D. . Council Oak Books 1995

Mainly addresses the midlife passage of men, but also helps to puts teenage Rites of Passage into a whole of life perspective and to understand what drives young men during their twenties and thirties.

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover – Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine. Moore, Robert & Gillette, Douglas. . Harper Collins. 1990.

A wonderfully inspiring book for all men which shows how we are all part of something bigger than ourselves.


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