For initiated men only. If you've ever wanted to return to an MROP, here is your chance. This intensive programme is designed to give an initiated man the opportunity to radically deepen his own inner work, form a greater understanding of initiation, and support the initiation of other men. (It is not a repetition of your initiation!)
Return to Source begins from where your own initiation experience ended, and enables you to go 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 support the initiation process for others. By design, the Men's Rites of Passage is run by a small team of 12-4 men. This helps keep the edges hot, but limits the number of elders that can participate. Return to Source provides an opportunity for you, as an 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 the initiation rites. It gives you the opportunity to witness and hold the container for the entire MROP process as part of the external circle of holding men. It follows the tradition of the elders taking the young men out into the wild to be initiated and holding that 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.
In parallel, you will participate with other initiated men in a series of specially crafted rituals, reflections, silences, and time in nature with your own dedicated elders who weave and integrate this experience of Returning to Source. As initiated men, 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 serving, holding and transforming men through soul work! Experience becoming a Generative Man in your own life.
Return to Source is for you if:
The inclusive fee for Return to Source is £317; bursaries are available on application. 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 this 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 the Return to Source event is limited and we may need to create a waiting list.
You will be camping outdoors and will need your own tent and sleeping bag. Weather conditions in Scotlnd can be unpredictable and you will be spending significant time in nature; please bring suitable clothing and footwear for all conditions. Please bring a journal or notebook, drums, together with any objects of particular significance to your own Journey of Illumination. A torch, sun cream and midge repellant can be useful.
Click on the Register button near the top of this page. Full joining instructions will be sent out in early July.