The Path of Initiation A lot has been written and said about initiation. It is a secret path of experience, people find new rooms, new perspectives become obvious and the deep sense of all existence is revealed. The aim at the end of the path is an inspired consciousness. Initiation is the beginning of a path of experience. On this…

Read more

Taoist Initiation

In Chinese, this is known as the Qiu Dao rite. Qiu (pronounced like chio) means request, and Dao is simply the Pinyin transliteration of Tao. Together, these characters denote a ritual where the seeker requests the Tao, which is then transmitted by the ordained Master of I-Kuan Tao. The ordained Master (Dian Chuan Shi), is someone who has received the…

Read more

Rite of Passage

Rite of passage, “Initiation Rites and Ceremonial events, have existed in all historically known societies, and they mark the passage from one social or religious status to another. This article describes these rites among various societies throughout the world, giving greatest attention to the most common types of rites; explains their purposes from the viewpoints of the people observing the…

Read more