RITES OF PASSAGE RETREATS are journeys to sacred
around the world. We explore the mysteries of Mother Earth and
the milestones in our lives.
Rites of Passage Retreats was first formed in 1991 by friends who shared many things: an interest in things Native American, artistic creativity, respect for the earth, and a sincere desire to grow and learn. When they began to talk, they realized that men and women do not seem to acknowledge and celebrate their "passages" in life. There is no party thrown when a girl enters womanhood, no hats and horns when menopause arrives. There are few rituals now when a boy enters puberty or when a man enters middle age and begins the most powerful cycle of his life. And there may be no place to go to discuss the joys and trials of being a man or a woman in this fast paced, stressful and changing world.
And now RITES OF PASSAGE RETREATS gathers people in transition several times a year. Small groups of remarkable men and women come together on islands and in the mountains and at sacred sites around the world to remind themselves just how powerful they really are. And they change their lives. Discover yourself as you roam a wild and beautiful island in the Caribbean or hike green mountain trails in North Carolina. Watch for whales off Nantucket or Puerto Rico or swim with dolphins in the tropical waters of the Florida Keys and the Red Sea.
Participate in fire gatherings and dream circles, and connect with the inner self through drumming, toning, and vision telling. Come together in guided meditations, silent walks, and practice the gentle art of tai chi on the beach. Unlock your own creativity through mask making, body art, and working with warm clay from the earth. Carve a life staff, paint a shield, spend an afternoon reading or writing your journal. Join Barbara Lange & Friends as they explore the outer world and the inner self. Celebrate your life and your rites of passage in this world.
NOTES AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM RECENT JOURNEYS
RITES OF PASSAGE RETREATS
34204 Island Drive, Leesburg, Florida 34788
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