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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.

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