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Rite of Passage Mentoring

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A BOYS INITIATION TO BECOMING A MAN 


Rite of Passage 


Bullet Ant Initiation, Satere Maue- Amazon
In the Brazilian Amazon, young boys belonging to the indigenous Sateré-Mawé tribe mark their coming of age when they turn 13 in a Bullet Ant Initiation. The tradition goes as so: they search the jungle for bullet ants which are sedated by a leader who submerges them in an herbal solution. The ants are then weaved into gloves with the stingers pointed inwards. An hour or so later, the ants wake up angrier than ever, and the initiation begins. Each boy has to wear the gloves for ten minutes. Enduring the pain demonstrates the boys’ readiness for manhood -- so few cry out as doing so would demonstrate weakness.

North Baffin Island, Inuit
In North Baffin Island, Inuit boys have traditionally gone out to the wilderness with their fathers between the ages of 11 and 12 to test their hunting skills and acclimatise to the harsh arctic weather. As part of the tradition, a shaman would be called to open the lines of communication between men and animals.

Land Divers, Vanuatu - South Pacific
Bungee enthusiasts will enjoy this: in Vanuatu, a small island nation in the middle of the South Pacific, young boys come of age by jumping off of a 98-foot-tall tower with a bungee-like vine tied to their ankles, just barely preventing them from hitting the ground. The catch? Unlike a bungee cord, the vine lacks elasticity, and a slight miscalculation in vine length could lead to broken bones or even death. Boys initially begin jumping at around 7 or 8, although they are permitted to jump from a shorter tower. In their first dives their mother will hold an item representing their childhood, and after the jump the item will be thrown away, symbolizing the end of childhood. As boys grow older they will jump from taller towers, demonstrating their manliness to the crowd.  
       

Reference: URL: https://library.hccc.edu/c.php?g=931124

 

Disclaimer: The information provided for the 26 STEPS TO MANHOOOD is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the best advice of your qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read/seen/heard here.


Grant Westthorp selectability © Reproduction with consent only 2022 
 

A BOYS INITIATION TO BECOMING A MAN 

 

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STEP  ONE
SELF RESPONSIBILITY
Your parents have been your guardian up to this point. It has come time for you to steer the ship and become a man.

STEP TWO
BULLET PROOF
You may feel like you are bullet proof at the moment. Beware, you are like everyone else, holding on to life by a thread.

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STEP THREE
WATCH - LISTEN - LEARN
You are at the start of an amazing journey. Wisdom is available from your elders. Show respect to them and yourself.    

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STEP FOUR
10 SECOND BLIND SPOT 
Your brain is still developing and at times you will react before your think. Keep this in mind, it could save your life. 

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STEP FIVE
LESS SCREEN TIME MORE SUNSHINE
Regular sun exposure is required to access vitamin D. 10 to 30 minutes a few times a week is essential. 

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STEP SIX
EXERCISE IS A KEY
Staying fit means moving, each day walk, run, cycle, or swim. Your body is a machine that thrives on movement.

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STEP SEVEN
DO THE RIGHT THING
Honesty should be the most important value that you live your life by. Always tell the truth. 

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STEP EIGHT
STAY CONNECTED
Social wellbeing is a 3rd of your health. Stay in contact with your family and friends.

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STEP NINE
SAY "NO" TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL IN EXCESS
Be aware that peer pressure can push you towards a life of drugs and alcohol. Do not waste life.

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STEP TEN 
MAINTAIN ATTENTION
Staying in the moment is vitally important in staying safe. If you are not looking where you are going accidents will happen. 

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STEP ELEVEN
ENTITLEMENT
Nothing comes free in life. Hard work and continued effort will provide the reward that you deserve. 

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STEP TWELVE
CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS WISELY
Friends will come and go in your life. Choose friends who mirror your values and who are positive .

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STEP THIRTEEN
KEEP LEARNING
Grab every opportunity to upgrade your knowledge. Continue to better yourself. 

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STEP FOURTEEN
CELEBRATE LIFE
Take time to celebrate your wins, birthdays and special occasions. Positive breeds Positive.

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STEP FIFTEEN
DO YOUR BEST WHATEVER THE OUTCOME
The game of life is a roller coaster with ups and downs. Do your best at every opportunity to get the most out of life.

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STEP SIXTEEN
FAMILY TREE
Investigate your family tree, know where you came from and what has been before you. Check out the health history. 

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STEP SEVENTEEN
VIOLENCE & ABUSE
Any behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt or abuse is unacceptable. Seek help early if you have any tendency to hurt anyone.

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STEP EIGHTEEN
PURPOSE & PASSION
Find your purpose in life, something that you really enjoy doing. Make it your passion, do your best, be your best and expect the best.

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STEP NINETEEN
FEELING SAD
It is okay to feel sad about stuff in your life, that is natural. If sadness lasts for more than 2 weeks talk to your doctor about it.

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STEP TWENTY
SEXUAL CONSENT
Whenever you have sex, you need to make sure that your partner is just as enthusiastic about having sex. In other words, that they give their full consent.

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STEP TWENTY-ONE
IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND

ASK QUESTIONS!
Believe it or not you will not know everything about life. Learn to ask questions and to be sure to listen.

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STEP TWENTY-TWO
BUILD UP YOUR STRENGTH, BALANCE AND FLEXIBILITY 
Life is easier if you take some time to build up your physical strength, improve your balance and maintain flexibility by stretching.

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STEP TWENTY-THREE
SAVE UP TO BUY THINGS
Saving up to buy your own stuff means you will appreciate it more and will look after it.

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STEP TWENTY-FOUR 
TRAVEL BROADENS THE MIND
Grab every chance you get to travel locally, interstate and overseas. Learn a language and
immerse yourself in other cultures.

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STEP TWENTY-FIVE 
DUMB WAYS TO DIE - DWTD
Not paying attention and being hit by a bus
Doing drugs and alcohol to excess
Not wearing a seat belt
Using violence and not seeing the consequences
Getting caught in a natural disaster and not having a plan
Feeling off and not seeking help
Driving too fast
Taking risks and not seeing the consequences
Playing with loaded weapons
Not taking precautions around chemicals
Using hydrochloric acid to unblock a shower drain
Not reading danger signs
Looking at your phone and being hit by a train 

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STEP TWENTY-SIX
HOW TO BE A WARRIOR IN THE 21ST CENTURY
A Warrior:

  1. Is brave in heart and strong in mind, spirit and culture.

  2. Is the protector of his family and community.

  3. Does not hurt all that he loves, including family, community, culture & country.

  4. Protects and promotes his culture proudly but respects the culture of others.

  5. Provides for his family and community.

  6. Stands with his brothers but is also prepared to stand alone.

  7. Is confident and positive.

  8. Inspires others to be there best.

  9. Leads by example.

  10. Keeps his word.

  11. Respects all, even his adversary.

  12. Is loyal, but also expects loyalty from others.

  13. Is trustworthy; even puts his needs second, rather than break someone’s trust.

  14. Stands up for the weak.

  15. Is humble not boastful.

  16. Is a role model for others.

  17. Is wise but always seeks the wisdom of others.

  18. Treats his body with respect.

  19. Does not let fear stop him from doing what is right.

  20. Respects all elders.

 
FULFIL YOUR DESTINY AND BECOME A WARRIOR TODAY
BY KARL MCKENZIE   

ARE YOU READY?  LET THE JOURNAY BEGIN
STEP 1: Be responsible for your thoughts, actions, and life.
STEP 2: Beware you are not bullet proof.
STEP 3: Wisdom is available from your elders.
STEP 4: Watch out for blind spots, think before you act.
STEP 5: Less screen time more sunshine, get outdoors.
STEP 6: Stay fit and keep moving, exercise is the key.
STEP7: Do the right thing, tell the truth and always be honest.
STEP 8: Stay socially connected with family and friends.
STEP 9: Be you, you do not need drugs and alcohol in excess.
STEP 10 Stay in the moment, observe what is going on.
STEP 11: Work hard for your rewards, nothing is free in life.
STEP 12: Choose your friends who reflect your values.
STEP 13: Keep learning, knowledge is power.
STEP 14: Celebrate your victories, embrace positivity.
STEP 15: Always do your best to get the most out of life.
STEP 16: Investigate your family tree, know your history.
STEP 17: Any behaviour involving violence is unacceptable.
STEP 18: Find your purpose in life and make it a passion.
STEP 19: It is okay to feel sad, seek help after 2 weeks.
STEP 20: Before sex always seek consent from your partner.
STEP 21: If you do not understand, ask questions and be inquisitive.
STEP 22: Work on your strength, balance, and flexibility daily.
STEP 23: Save up to buy your own stuff, it will mean more.
STEP 24: Travel broadens the mind, get going.
STEP 25 Do not die dumb.
STEP 26: Achieve warrior status and live the values.

WELCOME TO MANHOOD

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