The Sacred Masculine
The Sacred Masculine
This Soul Quests workshop aims to explore the deep wounding of men around the notions of masculinity, and to offer a more wholistic and empowering blueprint. Join other men for a weekend of insight, healing, and discovery as we open minds and hearts to the Sacred Masculine.
Regardless of sexual orientation, as men we carry deep shadows of shame and aggression, whether conscious or not. Most of us are living a largely imbalanced notion of masculinity, dragging around a heavy bag of conflicting messages handed to us by fathers (or lack thereof), society, and our own adaptations of what it means to be a man.
Few of us had role models who embodied a spiritual, balanced masculinity. In our media and culture, we are presented only with a narrow range of options; a very imbalanced, unhealthy, and one-sided manhood. Yet within ALL of us, male and female, exist both masculine and feminine qualities. Opposite and complementary, like yin and yang, both are part of the whole; each is imbalanced without the other. An authentic, soul-centered masculinity embraces the Sacred Marriage: the creative union of both masculine and feminine in the heart and soul. This creative spark and hallowed union holds the essence of life.
As we bring a healing light to the wounds of masculinity (shame, aggression, etc) while cultivating the more "feminine" aspects of self (nurturing, compassion, intuition, etc), we begin to build a wholistic relationship with our Self. Through somatic awareness, opening our senses, the allurement of Eros, and embracing a conscious relationship with the Earth and the more-than-human world, we awaken the Sacred Masculine... and expand into our soulful evolution.
The time has arrived to transcend outmoded and imbalanced stereotypes of masculinity. From archetypes and metaphors that support a spirituality linked closely to nature and healing (the Green Man, the Soulful Wanderer, the Erotic Warrior, and more), we can foster a balanced sense of identity as men. Descending into the body to discover the wounds we carry, we embrace both shadow and light, and celebrate essential wholeness. As we honor the Sacred Marriage in heart and soul, we transform our outer relationships as lovers, partners, husbands, fathers, teachers, and elders. When we embody the Sacred Masculine, not only do we awaken to the creative power in our core, we become artists of cultural renaissance and transformation.
In this Soul Quests weekend, uncover the heart of the Sacred Masculine and a healthy, balanced, soul-centered approach to manhood. Whether gay, bi, or straight (and everything in between), discover and commit to the Sacred Marriage within the Self... and the creative union unfolding through you. Join us for a powerful weekend of insight, healing and celebration.
19 - 22 April, Maui (venue TBD)
For booking or more information, please use the Contact page.