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What KWML freebie would you like to see?

posted by Eivind on April 5, 2012, at 12:25 pm

This blog post is a placeholder for answers to the newsletter I just sent out to my KWML Experience interest list. What freebie would you like to see for this product?

If you are interested in this product as well, sign up for the newsletter further down!

Cheers,
Eivind

Introducing "Reclaim your Inner Throne: An archetypal immersion experience"

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March 2012 Survey results

posted by Eivind on April 3, 2012, at 9:08 pm

Finally, after some tech problems, here is the run-through of the survey results.

Lovely video on initiation with Joseph Campbell

posted by Eivind on March 31, 2012, at 2:00 pm

I want to share this video with you featuring Joseph Campbell speaking on initiation in tribal cultures.

It moved me to notice Joseph's voice crack in an obvious display of emotion around 1:30. He describes the ritual in which a boy gets to defeat the larger-than-life personifications of a malevolent god. The god is really a man of the tribe, and he lets the boy win on purpose. He then takes off his mask and puts it on the boy. All of a sudden, the power which the boy has grown up fearing is his to wield. He has slain the dragon and taken its skin. He can do anything now. Protect the tribe in turn.

Joseph's emotion resonates deeply with me because it reminds me of the beauty and importance of what is going on here. Every time I hear of initiation rites like these, I feel pangs in my heart and a yearning for what never was. Thankfully, it feels different now, having done trainings with the Mankind Project and others. 

Male Spiritual Journey – a reader’s request

posted by Eivind on March 29, 2012, at 11:53 pm

A reader ("Stephen") contacted me with the request to promote this text on my blog. And as it's about a worthy cause for men and their empowerment, I'm happy to accept.

Last summer I spent a powerful few days at a men's 'rites of passage' event in Scotland. This was quietly recommended to me by a friend-of-a-friend, and I was immediately drawn to the talk of drumming, fire and wilderness; and of male rites that would push me out of my comfort zone and into closer contact with the real man hidden inside me.

In today's western culture where do we get the teaching and encouragement in what it means to be a man....from our emotionally-absent fathers? from lager-swilling macho pub culture? from 'metrosexual' hair-gel adverts? from a philosophy of getting more money, sex and power?

Where do we learn that a man is strong, compassionate, kind, creative, authentic, honourable, protective, brave and loving?

The event was a real 'initiation' for me and has been the start of an invaluable journey.

You can read more about this year's event at www.mrop.org.uk (13th-17th June 2012) 

I actually don't know these guys. I'm interested in learning more. If you have already done the New Warrior Training adventure, this looks like a place to go for additional soul food.

Thank you for the invaluable feedback :-)

posted by Eivind on March 20, 2012, at 12:53 pm

The video says it all :-)

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