RITES OF PASSAGE CEREMONIES

photography by    Kelly Clampitt

photography by Kelly Clampitt

Just as Grandmother Earth and Sister Moon experience seasonal, daily, monthly, yearly, and longer cycles of orbit in their journey around Grandfather Sun, so do the Humans that live upon her.  Humans experience one complete Moon cycle every 3 years, and every 27 years we complete a Big Moon cycle of learning.  Rites of Passage celebrate and honor moments of transition critical to the next phase of life.  Centuries past these ceremonies were more tribal in nature involving entire communities that taught children self authority and how to be a responsible contributing member of the tribe.  Today as the pace of life continues to increase we are called back to the old ways to remember what we have forgotten.  Children are the future of Humanity. Incorporating family and community into these ceremonies is especially important for children’s rites.  It does take a village to raise a child in a healthy, ethical, and empowering way that include good image makers.  These ceremonies convey an individual’s right to grow and change and are designed to facilitate natural and optimal development through the different stages of life from birth to death.  

Contact Kelly if you would like a Moon Cycle consultation and to discuss the Rites of Passage appropriate for your current age or transition.  Click below to download the complete ROP flyer.