Adelaide Hills, Australia
The concept of Liminality was coined by anthropologist Arnold Van Gennep in 1908, to describe the 2nd stage of a 3 part transformative ritual. This is where the initiate has already entered the mystery, and now stands at the threshold, between the past self and future self. The stages of ritual formalize a psychic process an individual undergoes in identity shifting rites of passage, the turning point from youth to adulthood, from single to married, from middle-age to sage. The liminal stage is the phase where we let go of the past and embrace the new person we are becoming, we expand our consciousness and newly evolved psychic abilities come into play.