Spiritual Development – Rites of Passage: Pathways to Spirituality for Adolescents


Author: Dr. David Blumenkrantz

This article explores Einstein’s relationship to God, the history of rites of passage and contemporary forms that focus on establishing a pathway for awakening youth to their spiritual self.

Puberty is a time increasing physical and spiritual energies. Children are entering a new stage of cognitive development. They begin to wonder about the mysteries in the Universe and their place in it. Rites of passage respond to a child’s inner yearning to explore the great mysteries.

Written by David G. Blumenkrantz, April 2007, Rites of passage: Pathways to spirituality for adolescents. Search Institute: The Center for Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence

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