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Blumenkrantz, D.G. (1992). Fulfilling the promise of children’s services: Why primary prevention efforts fail and how they can succeed. San Francisco, California. Jossy-Bass Publishers.

Blumenkrantz, D.G. (2016). Come of age the rite way: Youth and community development through rites of passage. New York, NY. Oxford University Press.

Brendtro, L.K., Brokenleg, M., Van Bockern, S. (1990). Reclaiming youth at risk: Our hope for the future. Bloomington, IN: National Educational Service.

Cajete, G. (1994). Look to the mountain. Skyland, NC: Kivaki Press.

Chilton Pearce, J. (2002). The biology of transcendence: A blueprint for the human spirit. Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press.

Daniels, P., & Hill, J. (2008). Life events and rites of passage: The customs and symbols of major life – cycle milestones, including cultural, secular, and religious traditions observed in the United States. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Driver, T. F. (2006). Liberating rites: Understanding the transformative power of ritual. North Charleston, South Carolina: BookSurge, LLC.

Eliade, M. (1958). Rites and symbols of initiation: The mysteries of birth and rebirth. Putnam, CT: Spring Publications, Inc.

Faludi, S. (1999). Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man. New York: William Morrow & Co. Inc.

Foster, S., & Little, M. (1992). The book of the vision quest: Personal transformation in the wilderness. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Foster, S., & Little, M. (1998a). The four shields: The initiatory seasons of human nature. Big Pine, CA: Lost Borders Press.

Foster, S., & Little, M. (1998b). The roaring of the sacred river: The wilderness quest for vision and self healing. Big Pine, CA: Lost Borders Press.

Foster, S., Ph.D., & Little, M. (1998). Lost borders: Coming of age in the wilderness. Big Pine, CA: Lost Borders Press.

Gardner, J. F. (1997). Youth longs to know: Explorations in the spirit of education. Hudson, NY: Anthroposophic Press.

Grimes, R. L., (2000). Deeply into the bone: Re-inventing rites of passage. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Hill, P. (1992). Coming of age: African American male rites-of-passage. Chicago, Il: African American Images.

Horton, J. & Bowak, D. (2016). Marking life’s stages: The mystery of rites of passage. (Publisher unknown)

Keen, S., & Valley-Fox, A. (1973). Your mythic journey. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Kessler, R. (2000). The soul of education: Helping students find connection, compassion and character at school. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Kett, J.F. (1977). Rites of passage: Adolescence in America 1790 to the present. New York: Basic Books, Inc.

Levine, P. (1997). Waking the tiger: Healing trauma. Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books.

Lerner, M. (2000). Spirit matters. Charlottesville: Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.

Lievegoed, B. (1985). Phases of childhood: Growing in body, soul and spirit. Hudson, NY: Anthroposophic Press.

Louv, R. (2008): Last child in the woods: Saving our children from nature-deficit disorder. New York, New York: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.

Mahdi, L. C., Foster, S., & Little, M. (1987). Betwixt & between: Patterns of masculine and feminine initiation. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court.

Mahdi, L. C., & Christopher, N. G., & Meade, M. (Eds.). (1996). Crossroads: The quest for contemporary rites of passage. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court.

Mead, M. (1961). Coming of age in Samoa: Morrow Quill Paperbacks.

Meade, M. (2006). The water of life: Initiation and the tempering of the soul: Seattle, Washington: Greenfire Press.

Michaels, M. (2017). Youth on fire: Birthing a generation of embodied global leaders. Boulder, CO: Golden Bridge Press.

Miedzian, M. (2002). Boys will be boys: Breaking the link between masculinity and violence. New York: Lantern Books.

Moore, R. L. (2001). The archetype of initiation: Sacred space, ritual process, and personal transformation: Xlibris Corporation.

Plotkin, B. (2003). Soulcraft: Crossing into the mysteries of nature and psyche. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Plotkin, B. (2008). Nature and the human soul: Cultivating wholeness and community in a fragmented world. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Rodriguez, L. (2001). Hearts and hands: Creating community in violent times. New York, NY: Seven Stories Press.

Rosenberg, M., Ph.D. (1999b). Nonviolent communication: A language of compassion. Del Mar, CA: PuddleDancer.

Slayton, T., Knoodle, L., & Fryer, A. M. (2003). I find my star: An artful and community building approach to the inner and outer changes of puberty and adolescence. Sebastopol, California and Seattle, Washington: Coming of Age Press and Cethsol Publications.

Staley, B., (1999). Tapestries: Weaving life’s journey. Gloucestershire, UK: Hawthorn Press.

Some, M. P. (1993). Ritual: Power, healing and community. Portland, Oregon: Swan/Raven & Company.

Some, M. P. (1994). Of water and the spirit: Ritual, magic, and initiation in the life of an African Shaman. New York: Penguin Books.

Steiner, R. (1994). Theosophy: An introduction to the spiritual processes in human life and in the cosmos. Hudson, NY: Anthroposophic Press.

Stephenson, B. (2006). From boys to men: Spiritual rites of passage in an indulgent age. Rochester, Vermont. Park Street Press.

Turner, V. W. (1969). The ritual process: Structure and antistructure. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

van Gennep, A. (1960). The rites of passage (M. B. Vizedom & G. L. Caffee, Trans.). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Young, F. W. (1965). Initiation ceremonies: A cross-cultural study of status dramatization. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc.

Zimmerman, J., & Coyle, V. (1996). The way of council. Las Vegas, Nevada: Bramble Books.


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