There are a growing number of resources available for those interested in learning more about Rites of Passage.
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.
TEDxByronBay 2013 – Arne Rubinstein
Paying Attention to Teens’ Rites of Passage