Rite of Passage: Hawk|
Type of Passage: Initiation
Date of Passage: September 29th. 2002
Author: Mino [a WitchVox Sponsor]
Posted: September 29th. 2002
Times Viewed: 7,911
Every day, all around the world, a boy becomes a man. These rites of passage often happened without fanfare and pageantry for young men in the past few decades here in the USA. This is changing. Pagans are reviving the thoughts and practices of the Ancestors.
The rising number of pagan groups in the last decade are starting to show signs of spiritual maturity. Cohesive groups are able to produce the circles of initiation and passages are magickally marked in the fabric of time and space. The experience is often a two-way street. Many of the individuals performing the roles of character in these rites never had the chance as a youth to undergo such a personal experience. While the young man gets the benefit and lift of rites in honor of manhood, warriorhood or other coming-of-age ceremony, the men get to experience it as well- within the rituals.
The group pictured is from SW Florida. This photo was taken at midnight, just before they took a Mother's childe away from her. Yip! Right out of a sound, comfortable sleep (during a bright Full Moon), this young lad -- JOHN, was rousted from his warm, comfy bed by a very demanding group of masked marauders. He was instructed that his worst nightmare had come, and allowed to choose whether or not to become a man that night! He chose the path of becoming, and was instructed to say a last farewell to his Mother, who cried for her little boy. They were last seen stuffing the boy into a van and heading "out into the Everglades" (according to the discussion the men were having in the boy's presence- that is!) They ended up at SUMMERLAND on the night before the big Mabon Celebration, where the boy would be presented to the community with a new name: HAWK and a new identity: MAN. Sorry but the details of the evening before are highly classified in the Men's Mystery category. Women are not the only mysterious creatures on the planet!
- Summerland: http://www.hornedone.com
- Mino: http://www.geocities.com/ogwicca
Article ID: 4726
Age Group: Adult
Days Up: 4,619
Times Read: 7,911
Location: Ft. Myers, Florida
Author's Profile: To learn more about Mino - Click HERE
Other Articles: Mino has posted 4 additional articles- View them?
Other Listings: To view ALL of my listings: Click HERE
Email Mino... (Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales)
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2015 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
of The World
NOTE: The essay on this page contains the writings and opinions of the listed author(s) and is not necessarily shared or endorsed by the Witches' Voice inc.
The Witches' Voice does not verify or attest to the historical accuracy contained in the content of this essay.
All WitchVox essays contain a valid email address, feel free to send your comments, thoughts or concerns directly to the listed author(s).