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You Are Going to Die

Initiation You Are Going to Die Friday, May 27, 2016 As Ernest Becker argues so compellingly in his book, The Denial of Death, the heroic projects of men are mostly overcompensations for a paralyzing fear of death, powerlessness, and diminishment. Until men move into death and live the creative tension of being both limited and… Continue Reading You Are Going to Die

Life Is Hard

Initiation Life Is Hard Monday, May 23, 2016 In my cross-cultural research on initiation rites, I have observed five consistent lessons communicated to the initiate. These lessons are meant to separate initiates from their thoughts about themselves and reattach them to who they really are. These messages are essential for a man to know experientially… Continue Reading Life Is Hard

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