Sacred Markers

“Territorial Passage can provide a framework for the discussion of rites of passage. The natural boundary might be a sacred rock, tree, river, or lake that cannot be crossed or passed without the risk of supernatural sanctions. Such natural boundaries are relatively rare, however more often the boundary is marked by an object- a stake, portal, or upright rock, a milestone or landmark.”

Arnold Van Gennep, “The Rites Of Passage”