The Cherokee elder said to his son before he sent him out on the great Vision Quest, "Why do you waste your time brooding, son? Don't you know you are being driven by great winds across the sky!"
|Young Male Initiation Ceremony|
|Xhosa Male Initiate|
In the past twelve months I have worked with groups of men in South Africa, India, and Brazil. With some wonderful exceptions, I saw there what has now become a crisis in America and Europe: the spiritual immaturity of the typical male. Older cultures seemed to assume that unless the male is led on deliberate journeys of powerlessness, he will normally seek and abuse power.