As the breath has two movements, so does all of life. There is a progression, an advance characterized by stability and servant leadership, and then there is a regression, a retreat characterized by instability and corrupt leadership. Where would you say we are now?
Men must be initiated in order to prevent them from becoming loose canons. (Women do not need to be initiated; femaleness is its own initiation.)
Initiators must be elephants, men of wisdom. In the absence of the deep masculine, shadow initiations occur. These peer-driven exercises are transmogrifications, stupid and brutal. Men of promise wind up dead and twisted at the foot of the stairs.