Soul Initiation:The Rite of Passage Our Culture Never Taught Us|Bill Plotkin Repost due to copyright
Ancient cultures (& a few present-day tribal cultures) encourage healthy spiritual growth through soul initiation. For them, soul initiation is a normal part of human development that leads to spiritual maturity. They consider spiritual maturity such a valuable part of their society that their culture has normalized spiritual rites of passage in an effort to make the transition to spiritual adulthood as smooth as possible. Our culture has done the opposite. Our culture has been used against us to keep most adults in a state of spiritual adolescence. Bill Plotkin discusses the soul initiation process through the use of beautiful metaphors that explain the death and rebirth process of maturity that is required in order to attain spiritual adulthood.