Young Women’s Moonrite
The Traditional Girl’s Moonrite is an all-night trial and rite of passage for young women who have reached menarche and their mothers (or other adult sponsors) that encourages responsibility, positive body image, empowerment through concrete accomplishments and community involvement, sisterhood, and introspection.
Young Men’s Coming of Age
The Young Men’s Coming of Age at Beltania is a rite of passage that seeks to aid young men in finding their paths in society. Our goal is to help each Young Man reveal to himself the character and nature of his path, not to dictate it to him, as each one’s path is unique.
Croning Ritual for Older Women
The Crone ritual is only for older women who choose to step forward with beauty and blessings to the Crone phase of our lives. This is a solemn rite of passage. We honor Maid and Mother, and this ritual is for the Crones, women who are past mothering. We will meet for a discussion of about 30 minutes and then the ritual will start. No latecomers will be admitted. Ritual garb is appropriate. Creating a safe space for this rite of passage will be foremost, and we ask that only older women attend.
Note: This ritual will be performed at Beltania 2017 on Friday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Please check back for more details closer to the festival date.