Just as you celebrate the annual celebrations of nature, every seven years you celebrate the stages of a human life. The birth, the first day at school, the youth initiation, the majority, the wedding, the motherhood …
The purpose of these rituals and ceremonies is to introduce children and adolescents to new levels. They see themselves as a part of the clan through these ceremonies and understand their role and position within this community. Before such a new phase of life begins in a rhythm of seven, there is an initiation, an inauguration and thus inspiration for the young person.
For example, a boy perambulates his entire life in this ceremony. He has to survive competitions, find a partner, show courage and perseverance, show knowledge and wisdom, and choose a profession. At the end of the way he is again received by his family; He meets all ancestors and forefathers of his bloodline from the very beginning.
Important for the boy in this ritual is that he realises that he is responsible for his own fate. That he makes his own decisions every second of his life and he has to! But also that he can catch up with the advice of the parents, if he does not know what to do one day.
Such a ceremony should inspire the young man. It is designed to arouse the courage to live the life of one’s own ideas and, in addition, to help him lose the Christian fear of dying. Since we are all in the cycle of life. We can all pursue our way in good spirits. Because we know that after death, a new cycle begins.
Becoming, being, passing away and being born again!