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Rites of Passage

Acknowledging Life Changes Though Ceremony

The changes in our lives—biological, social, and emotional—are milestones that need to be acknowledged. Births, deaths, unions, and accomplishments, have been ritualized and ceremonialized in all cultures.

Gary, Grandfather Mowgli, is licensed and ordained to perform any rites of passage:

  • Marriages, weddings, and unions.
  • Funeral rites and last rites.
  • Birth and naming ceremonies.
  • Celebrations of accomplishments and life transitions.
  • Ordination through the Shamanic Priest Process.

Why We Do Ceremony

It’s important to design these ceremonies from our hearts and our deepest understanding of the way our lives and the lives of others are affected by these changes. Without acknowledgment, sometimes the changes don’t sink in to the soul level, and we keep repeating initiations, trying to get the acknowledgment from the soul, that we need.

A ceremony should be serious and fun, respectful and playful, lighthearted and openhearted. With the help of spirit, we design what is called for, for the specific occasion.

Shamanic Sessions

Get in touch with Gary to learn more or book your session. Telephone sessions are available.

Call (513) 722-1917, or send an email to