Rites of Passage

Wall, Kathleen. Rites of Passage: Celebrating Life's Changes (Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Words Publishing, 1998). Provides a very good description of how to create ritual/traditions for various times in life. The chapter on Ritual for the Healthy Family includes insights on such issues as communication, mealtime, and holidays. Definitely on the "spiritual but not religious" side of the spectrum. Adult.

Searl, Edward. A Treasury of Poems, Quotations and Readings on Growing Up (Boston: Skinner House, 2007).You can get it at the Unitarian Universalist bookstore, uua.org/bookstore. This small book gives poems, quotations, and readings from around the world on growing up from adolescence to adulthood. All ages.

(See the first Appendix for an extensive list of movies with coming-of-age themes.)

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