Throughout history, most cultures have marked the rite of passage from boyhood into manhood through initiations. However, traditional initiation practices are largely absent from the modern industrial West. This category is for sites related to rites of initiation for men, their role in society and their impact on men.
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Boys to Men Mentoring Network
Information on a program where boys between the ages of 12 and 16 can regularly interact with committed, conscientious adult men; based in San Diego, California.
Male Initiation and Identity
Information concerning male circumcision and initiation.
MenStuff: Books on Ritual Initiation for Boys and Men
Annotated bibliography related to initiation rituals and ritual in general.
Rediscovering Rites of Passage
Article by Israel Helfand and Jon Bliss published in Voice Male.
Teen Rites of Passage
A "coming of age" program for adolescent boys and girls who are ready to experience a personal challenge and an initiation into healthy, responsible adulthood.
Last update:May 24, 2012 at 11:15:05 UTC