Deeply Into the Bone: Re-inventing Rites of Passage
Over the past two decades, North Americans have become increasingly interested in understanding and reclaiming the rites that mark significant life passages. In the absence of meaningful rites of passage, we speed through the dangerous intersections of life and often come to regret missing an opportunity to contemplate a child's birth, mark the arrival of maturity, or meditate on the loss of a loved one. Providing a highly personal, thoroughly informed, and cross-cultural perspective on rites of passage for general readers, this book illustrates the power of rites to help us navigate life's troublesome transitions.
The work of a major scholar who has spent years writing and teaching about ritual, Deeply into the Bone instigates a conversation in which readers can fruitfully reflect on their own experiences of passage. Covering the significant life events of birth, initiation, marriage, and death, chapters include first-person stories told by individuals who have undergone rites of passage, accounts of practices from around the world, brief histories of selected ritual traditions, and critical reflections probing popular assumptions about ritual. The book also explores innovative rites for other important events such as beginning school, same-sex commitment ceremonies, abortion, serious illness, divorce, and retirement.
Taking us confidently into the abyss separating the spiritual from the social scientific, the personal from the scholarly, and the narrative from the analytical, Grimes synthesizes an impressive amount of information to help us find more insightful ways of comprehending life's great transitions. As we face our increasingly complex society, Deeply into the Bone will help us reclaim the power of rites and understand their effect on our lives.
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Rough Passages Reinvented Rites
Celebrating New Life Ritually Nurturing the Young
Pulling up My Skin for Laces
You Have a Compass within You
Children Are Not Born but Made
Married Already or Not Yet?
Old Enough to Be the Father of His Bride
Passing the Torch Blessing the Bride
From Blessing Marriages to Making Them
Reinventing Marriage Rites
Living with the Dead Exiting Gracefully
Good Ways to Die
Begreasing and Bespewing Poor Infants
Churching and Gossiping
Appropriate Craziness Extravagant Praise
Cosmic Fetuses and Bundle Babies
Kneeling on the Earth
A Birth Well Attended
Nurturing Ritual Sensibilities
The Dove Still Travels with Me
Reinventing Birth Rites
Coming of Age Joining Up
Initiation as a Global Problem
The Reality of My Own Body
Patterns of Initiation
Initiation around the World
The Improved Order of Red Men
Betwixt and Between
Debt Payments Whippings and Washings
Bartering a Traditional Celebration
He Emerged as One of Them
African American Rites of Passage
Divining Mates Making Kin
Wedding Preparation Wedding Aftermath
The Purity of an Angel the Sweat of a Human
Reaching through the Veil
Like a Horse and Carriage?
The Most Splendid Couple in All of Japan
The Sacred Fire Was Our Witness
It Took Two Funerals to Bury My Brother
A Coffin Lined with Paper
A Cloud of Earth for a Pillow
Living with the Dead
The Release of a Hungry Ghost
Dancing with the Dead
The American Way of Death
Dead He Presides Over Us
Cyher Ritual and Death on the Web
Reinventing Death Rites
Passages Troubled and Uncharted
The Spilling of Boys Blood
Female Genital Mutilation
Ritual Criticism and Widow Burning
Satanic Ritual Abuse
Never Instead of Always in Addition to
Ahortion Rites in Japan
Until Grief Leaves the Forefront of My Being
The RollerCoaster of Joy and Woe
Cutting the Cord of Employment
Crying in the Night
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