Coming-of-age ceremonies are held when a child or youth becomes recognized as an adult for the first time.These rituals were and are found in almost all aboriginal societies.Following their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah they can sign contracts and testify in religious courts.In theory, they can marry, although the Talmud recommends 18 to 24 as the optimum age range for marriage. female genital mutilation, female genital cutting, and FGM) is widely practiced in the Northern and Western parts of Africa. FGM has been a social custom in parts of Africa for many centuries.It was only decriminalized in 1978 when the American Indian Religious Freedom Act was signed into law.The ritual "..intended to imbue the girls with the spirit and characteristics of White Painted Woman, the Apache culture's first woman - also called Esdzanadehe or Changing Woman.It is an invasive and painful surgical procedure that is usually performed without anesthetic on girls before puberty. Many people incorrectly link FGM with the religion of Islam.
It was a critical moment of expansion, the entrance into larger responsibilities, larger privileges, larger secrets, larger institutions, and larger understandings.
Roman Catholics: Catholics believe that Confirmation "...completes the process of initiation into the Christian community, and it matures the soul for the work ahead....
During Confirmation, God the Holy Spirit comes upon the person, accompanied by God the Father and God the Son, just as he did at Pentecost." Sometimes, those who have been confirmed are called "Soldiers of Christ." This refers to their spiritual duty to fight evil, darkness and Satan.
It is being reconstructed from the beliefs and practices of various ancient societies which occupied a large area of Northern Europe from Russia to Iceland.
They recognize Frey, Freya, Frigg, Odin, Thor, Tyr and others as deities.