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Welcome to the Male Journey

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Welcome to The Male Journey. We affirm and support men seeking a life-long journey of spiritual consciousness in order to transform themselves, and through these journeys, their relationships, families, workplaces, communities and our environment.

Our programmes, events and resources provide men with opportunities to do their 'inner work' in the company of other men. We use ritual, teaching and ways of communicating to create safe environments where men can explore and discover their deeper selves and the true purpose of their lives. We provide spaces where:

  • men can be vulnerable without being judged or shamed
  • men can share their emotions openly
  • men can let go of those patterns and beliefs that no longer serve them
  • men can rediscover and reconnect with the power of nature, mystery and the universe 
  • men can establish true relationships with authenticity and integrity

We seek to engender a generation of men who will be leaders and elders in their diverse roles as sons, partners, fathers, grandfathers, colleagues, stewards and servers.  To borrow the visionary statement of our US Brothers at Illuman:

  • We are men transforming men through a power greater than ourselves
  • We are seeking a life changing spirituality
  • Our primary concern is inner work that makes a difference in the world
  • We are fed by the wisdom traditions of forgiveness and radical inclusivity
  • Our work recovers traditional patterns of male initiation, affirms a masculine path to healing, reveals the true and false self and honours the path of descent
  • We do this through the power of ritual, image, story and council.

We welcome all men without regard to your age, ethnicity, background, sexual orientation, status, or creed. We aim to be inclusive. We support men of all faiths, and none.

Regular Events

One gift we discovered out of the COVID pandemic of 2020 was online video conferencing with zoom or the like as a way that men could continue to gather. Geographical boundaries became irrelevant. What was more important was the intention of the event. We may have come through the pandemic with physical meetings happening again but some of our online events continue on a regular basis. Below are the details with the person/s to contact for more information and links. These are open events for any man.

Please see below for further information about these events.

 

Morning Practice Sessions

Meditation, reflection and council on the nature of living life in brotherhood and community. They are open to all men - no previous experience or contact is required.

When? Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 8am - 9:15am

Where? Zoom. Link for all sessions: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6053084133

Contact? Pete Bruckenwell - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ireland/Albion Councils

From Hero to Elder – An Experience for Old Men

(but naturally at our age no guarantees are given !)

So, we have grown into the fullness of our years but we have done so in a place and time that is all but elder-free. So we had better look to ourselves as to how to be gathered into a deeper wakefulness just as we are deepened by our diminution.

The invitation here is for older men (55+) also in the belief that we are not best served by another heroic and individual Rites of Passage. That will come soon enough.

However, as always we do need to be in relationship with one another to listen for what needs to emerge.

We do need to live our lives so we have something to offer and to be in service to something greater than ourselves.

It feels time to bring the gifts we have been long gathering so a deeper and stronger connection might be made truly Brothers without Borders.

A community of men searching together for that wholesome ease we are called to embody in these troubled times.

Break even cost: Residential £160

The rest to be decided. Booking/information just drop me a line @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An opportunity as neighbours and as a community of men to reflect and share on what helps, what hinders and how this shows up in our lives.

All men are welcome all are needed – we swim in the same river.

 

Breathwork

Ardhan invites us to one of his breathwork sessions on a monthly basis as we have looked for new ways to come together during these turbulent times. If you are open to turning deeper into yourself - for healing, for meaning, for purpose, for inspiration then this is for you. Breathwork is an embodied practice well suited to men who are looking for this. It is similar to meditation but more active and works well using the online Zoom app.  Ardhan is a trained Breathwork Facilitator (with 'Alchemy of Breath’).

When? 3rd Wednesday of each month

Where? Pre-event instructions/guidance can be found here: https://innerventures.me/breath/ or by contacting Ardhan using the address below 

Contact? Ardhan - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Gaychat for Queer Men

In the present era it was always going to be potentially problematic calling it ‘Gaychat’ when we now have such a long list of gender identities but had to call it something and its for any queer man at home or abroad.

When? 3rd Thursday of each month 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Where? Zoom

Contact? Jonny GrantThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for link and more information

Return to Source - Generative Men

If you've ever wanted to return to an MROP, here is your chance. Return to Source - Generative Men give you the opportunity to radically deepen your own inner work, form a greater understanding of initiation, and support the initiation of other men. (It is not a repetition of your initiation!)

About 'Return to Source - Generative Men'

Return to Source begins from where your own initiation experience ended, and enables you to go much deeper with your own inner work in a strongly supportive environment, whilst serving other men as they embark on their journeys. 

Initiated men ask how they can participate in and support the initiation process for others. By design, the Men's Rites of Passage is run by a small team of 10-11 men. This helps keep the edges hot, but limits the number of elders that can participate. Return to Source provides an opportunity for more initiated men to return to the Men's Rites to engage in further personal soul-work and form a prayerful support container for the men who are being initiated. It supports you becoming a truly 'Generative Man' - someone who can source and take responsibility for his whole life experience and presence in the world

The programme will run parallel to the actual week of initiation rites. It gives initiated men the opportunity to hold the container for the entire MROP process. It follows the tradition of the elders taking the young men out into the wild to be initiated and holding the container. We are asking you to join us for the five days as we "keep the edges hot" in our role of supporting the MROP process. This will deepen your experience of what happened at your own MROP as we are present in each gathering in the Sacred Space for all rituals and teachings.

You will also be led through a series of specially crafted rituals, reflections, silences, and time in nature with your own dedicated Weaver as we form our own Sacred Council to explore and deepen our own inner work together, and engage in active Contemplation and Presence. Most of all, we will stand shoulder to shoulder, giving our prayerful strength and support to the MROP team and the men being initiated. Come join us for a meaningful week of men transforming men through soul work!

Return to Source is for you if:

  • You have been through the MROP and are an initiated man
  • You desire to deepen your spiritual journey by revisiting the messages of your own initiation and deepening your soul journey
  • You want to be an active 'generative man" – a man who is fully present in the world and who invites and supports other men to into their Journey of Illumination
  • You understand that you are not being initiated again
  • You understand that you are not a member of the MROP leadership team, whilst actively supporting the team
  • You can be present and be part of the container for the entire MROP event

There is a fee to participate in this programme and bursaries are available. Although not mandatory, you are encouraged to invite and mentor one or more other men to participate in their Men's Rites alongside you during the week. For each man that you invite and mentor, we will refund £50 of your fee for Return to Source. The number of men joining each Return to Source event is limited.

We aim to offer Return to Source alongside each Men's Rites. Please check our Events Calendar for the date and location of future Return to Source programmes.

How to Donate

The Male Journey is a charity, registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.  Our registration number is 1163767 and we welcome donations from those who support our aims and ethos.

As a small charitable organisation we have no paid staff and minimal overheads.  All donations made via this page are credited to our general reserve and may be used to provide bursaries that enable people on low incomes to participate in our events, support the ongoing development of our programmes and services, or go towards essential running costs such as insurance or website hosting.

Donate via telephone or online banking

Account name: The Male Journey

Sort code: 16-58-10

Account number: 20492510

Payment Reference: General Donation

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Thank you.  We really appreciate your support and will use your donation wisely.

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