Coming of Age Rituals – Time for Change

I was recently involved in a Facebook discussion about menstruation, rights of passage, the giveaway ritual etc. While reading through the comments, sharing some of the insights with my daughter (who began her transition to womanhood last year) and looking at the videos, and then the next day mulling it over some more, it became […]

The Giveaway Ritual

I was alerted to a recent newspaper article talking about thousands of Hindu devotees who are flocking to a village in Nepal ahead of the planned sacrifice of more than 300,000 animals to Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. Devotees believe that sacrificing animals will bring them good luck and prosperity for their families. Blood […]