The New Manhood (Steve Biddulph) part two: "From boy to man"

June 14, 2012
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Men’s Health Australia is proud to be able to present to you a series of three weekly excerpts from Steve Biddulph’s The New Manhood: The handbook for a new kind of man (with many thanks to Finch Publishing, Sydney).

The second excerpt comes from Chapter Five of the book and is titled “From boy to man”. Biddulph explains how we have lost contact with the rites of passages that marked the start of manhood for millenia:

For hundreds of thousands of years of prehistory, men always helped boys into manhood with concerted and focused attention, processes and specific teaching. The whole community helped to do this (in those days, men and women actually lived in a connected community). For 95 percent of human history, boys weren’t launched out into adulthood, they were welcomed into it, into a lifelong support network that would work to ensure their contribution would be a good one.

You can download From boy to man as a PDF document from here.

Click here to purchase a copy of The New Manhood: The handbook for a new kind of man.

Source: The New Manhood (Steve Biddulph) part two: "From boy to man" (/storage/files/The%20New%20Manhood%20-%20From%20boy%20to%20man.pdf)

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