a ritual that marks a change in a person's social or sexual status. Rites of passage are often celebratory ceremonies (varying widely according to the culture) surrounding events such as childbirth, menarche or other milestones within puberty, confirmation, Bar mitzvah and Bat mitzvah, proms, weddings, etc. (Cohabitation is not commonly recognized as a rite of passage and thus omits this commonly recognized growth/development step into adulthood.) Second Virginity - (also called "Second-Generation Virginity") A reclaimation of virginity. A decision to become abstinent and remain pure again until the time is right without shuffling the past under the carpet and lying to your partner. Physical virginity may be lost, but it is more than just a physical state. It’s an attitude, a frame of mind. It’s manifested in the way one looks at themself and others. It is a change bad habits and heal past wounds and save sex for marriage. (See Sutter Health Network or the web page on this site " Cohabitants")
a ritual performed in some cultures at times when a individual changes his status (as from adolescence to adulthood)
a ceremony held by nearly all societies to observe a person's entry into a new stage of life
a ceremony or expreience that marks the transition from one state to another, here, from a boy to a man
a ceremony or ritual that marks an event in a person's life, helping them transition from one stage to another
an universal confirmatory ritual or event that marks a change of social or religious status, or provides a smooth passage through a life crisis
a rite of transition, but a rite of celebration is a rite of intensification
a ritual in which an individual is first disconnected from a social group, experiences a transition, and is then reunited with a group
a series of rituals that move individuals from one social state or status to another as, for example, from girlhood to womanhood, boyhood to manhood, or from the womb to the world of culture
A ceremony, often religious, marking the significant transitions in oneâ€˜s life, as birth, puberty, marriage, or death
a ritual or ceremony marking an individual's passing from one stage or state to a more advanced one, or an event in one's life that seems to have such significance; a formal initiation. Rites of passage are common in initiation stories.
any ritual of liminality, in which one "passes" from one realm or condition of life experience into another. Rites of passage include rituals of initiation into secret societies, adulthood, family, etc. Contemporary equivalents include school graduations, marriages, baptisms, confirmations, etc.
A rite of passage is a ritual that marks a change in a person's social or sexual status. Rites of passage are often ceremonies surrounding events such as childbirth, menarche or other milestones within puberty, coming of age, weddings, menopause, and death.
Rite of Passage is a science fiction novel by Alexei Panshin. Published in 1968, this novel about a Shipboard teenager's coming of age won that year's Nebula Award. It was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1969.
Rite of Passage" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It was first broadcast on March 13th, of 1998, during the fourth season.