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Rites of Passage Council


Rites of Passage Council

A place to share understandings and questions related to rites of passage from a cross-cultural traditional and contemporary perspective.

Members: 11
Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2013

Discussion Forum

My Renewing Rites of Passage Book Writing Crowdfunding Campaign 6 Replies

As I enter my 40th year I am about to journey to Australia for the first time to speak about rites of passage and to research and write on the subject for a book I am working on. Here is more info…Continue

Started by Sobey. Last reply by Sobey Feb 2, 2013.

My Rites of Passage interview on Living Proof Radio, Oct.9.2012 1 Reply

Rites of Passage with Sobey Wing on Living Proof RadioOctober 9, 2012 by Tammra Broughton Sobey Wing joins the Tammra on Living Proof Radio to speak about the revival of rites of passage and it's…Continue

Started by Sobey. Last reply by Sobey Oct 13, 2012.

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Comment by Cedar on December 23, 2012 at 2:28am

oh - Aboriginal communities I danced in were around Northern Territory, Aust, in the 1970s.

Comment by Cedar on December 23, 2012 at 2:27am

Sobey - I danced with the local people in several places in Papua New Guinea and Aboriginal communities (due to my father's work as an educator and going to school opening ceremonies when I would spend the time with a local family while he was doing his work) from age 6 to age 13.  This has influenced my path for my whole life.  Look forward very much to hearing more about your work and path.  Cedar x

Comment by amy rigg on June 15, 2012 at 3:36am

well i did my HI DAY early morning rite of passage - greeting Sun for another go-round ♥ with sweet juicy peace 'n' love ... ♥

Comment by Sobey on June 14, 2012 at 7:16pm

Hi, not sure what sacred dance that was but curious. There were some Paiute involved in opening and closing ceremony and some sunrise and sunset fire ceremonies.

Haven't heard of that project or those wonderful beings.

Get well soon! Off to a rite of passage at sunset.

Comment by Carol Petersen on June 14, 2012 at 7:12pm

OK I heard from a good source that the organizers were working with tribal council to have a sacred dance.  I caught wind of it and called to offer any help.  I felt a pull to go out there but I changed my direction and went to Mt. Shasta instead for the eclipse.  It was awesome. 

Do you know of the Salt Song Project and Vivinne Jake and Matt Levias?  Vivienne is Northern Pauite and Matt is Chemehuevi.  He also heads up the organic farm on the Rez in Parker.   

I have a terrrible summer cold...sorry for the delay..


Comment by Sobey on June 12, 2012 at 6:10pm

Thank you Carol for your comment and welcome to the council. I am curious to learn more about what your connection with Symbiosis was. I have been involved in discussions with those seeking to learn from that experience in relation to being on Paiute reservation land.

I am currently preparing a rite of passage ceremony for a young woman who is transitioning out of drinking and partying lifestyle towards a more spiritual calling. Any input on that subject is most welcomed.

Comment by Carol Petersen on June 11, 2012 at 10:45pm

Hi Sobey!

I just noticed your blog on the Rainbow Medicine Blanket.  I enjoyed a former post of yours and posted the eclipse video at the Symbiosis event at Pyramid Lake.  I had also connected with their organizers. There was word about a sacred dance there and I felt strong about their vision. I appreciate your invitation and your leadership on Rites of Passage.  I support you!  I thank you for calling the Rainbow Medicine Blanket a heart center on FWII.  I share what comes through me and it is always best when the reader knows I am a real flesh and blood feeling grandmother.  That is I speak from my heart. Please just share your feelings and let them role.  I will be here with you to respond.

hugs and love


Comment by Sobey on June 8, 2012 at 2:45pm

Welcome to Madeline and Amy. Thanks for joining this council. Amy, I had a great Venus Transit though it was not visible beneath the overcast skies of Vancouver BC. I did gather with friends and did some ceremony.

Comment by amy rigg on June 5, 2012 at 3:54am

Rites of Passage ... i grew up in a culture that was disposable, no ceremony, dance, rites taught and passed down ~ BUT i won't fret ... i'm going to make up my own ceremony day by day ♥ with sweet juicy peace 'n' love of course.  HAPPY AUSPICIOUS DAY of transit, i hope you have great fun and i love you ♥

Comment by Sobey on May 31, 2012 at 2:51pm

Greetings, I am based in Vancouver BC and have a life mission to assist in rites of passage. I wish to help recover this cultural practice and help mend our societies that have lost this glue that once kept us resilient. For more about my work go to On this council I hope to meet elders and others who share this interest and have wisdom to share or questions that can lead us to answers that benefit all beings.


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