Rob Miller is a wilderness guide, wildcrafter and ceremonialist who creates and facilitates rites of passage for young men and women in the US.
In this interview Rob shares with us the story of how he came to this work, talks us through the necessary elements for a rite of passage to be meaningful and effective, and gives us an intimate insight into the form and nature of his work.
Israh and Rob discuss the role of mortality, gender, community and mentorship in rites of passage work and how these different elements come together to challenge, hold and witness a young person in their transition to adulthood. They speak about the urgent need for - and the challenges associated with - bringing rites of passage into the mainstream of our culture and reinstating them in a place of priority.
“We live in a time where we are in danger of extinction - there’s a lot of us right now. It is essential that we remember how to live within the cycles of this perfect creation. The earth is a perfectly functioning being and somehow the humans of this time seem to have forgotten. We think we are somehow separate or distinct and have the power of gods to create. I hope that the young people who go through these meaningful initiatory practises- that their heart deeply opens after realising that they are part of this earth, and their heart deeply opens up to spirit, knowing that we are part of creation.” ~ Rob MillerRead More