Restoring rituals of initiation is at the heart of any meaningful cultural change.
Francis Weller

Rough Initiations

Rough Initiations

Mar 4, 2021-- "To heal from our traumas, from soul loss, we must restore the conditions which offer something alluring and compelling to coax the soul back home. In other words, what reconstitutes the psyche after trauma, in addition to understanding what happened, is reestablishing our place within the wider cosmological context. We must be restored and re-storied to complete the rough initiation that was precipitated by the trauma. In other words, we must return to our lives as vital and engaged participants in the deep song of the world." After studying initiation practices in various cultures, Francis Weller distilled a set of variables that must be in place in order for a successful transition from youth to adulthood. "These same conditions," he says,"are what help us restore the psyche after trauma." He explores further in this excerpt. (6390 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionHave you experienced any rituals of initiation in your own life? Of the five conditions for initiation that Weller names in his article, which ones do you relate to most strongly? Which ones, if any, do you feel a need for at this time?



Quote Bulletin


If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Lucy Larcom

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 242,650 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods Dec 31: 'New Day's Lyric': Amanda Gorman (22,022 reads) Jan 6: Words Can Change Your Brain (5,332 reads) Jan 22: Peace Is Every Step: Thich Nhat Hanh's 95 Year Earthwalk (5,225 reads) Jan 17: Consciousness as the Ground of Being (4,520 reads) Jan 4: 10 Insights from 2021 That Give Us Hope (9,947 reads)

More ...