A Note From Our Founder:
“The proper development, evolution and embodiment of the masculine energy in modern times has passed over many of the men in our society.
Men from an early age yearn for masculine presence, guidance and mentorship. When there are no elders in the home or community to bring it to them, they have little choice but to go seek it elsewhere. What we end up with are uninitiated men following other uninitiated men looking for answers in a society driven by values of materialism...feeding their egos and starving their souls.
They spend their time and energy chasing after “her”, money, property and prestige, pursuing it ad infinitum with little regard to the wreckage they leave in their wake, producing the manifestation of what we collectively now refer to as ”toxic masculinity". They are, in short, disconnected from themselves and their purpose. In living with this wound, they project their pain onto society.
On the other hand, initiated men know, not based on information, but rather through a transformative initiation process, that they are here to serve a higher calling. That, in fact, their lives are not merely their own, but the Divine Mother's.
A seed was planted in the soul of every man to awaken one day to their life’s purpose here on earth. With the right attention, practice and guidance of elders who went before them, that seedling will grow into a clear knowing of their calling. They realize that they are here to live out their life’s purpose and to serve the evolution of mankind within their own circle of influence. They stop their attachments to idolatrous “gods” and begin to look within for The Way. And, as The Mevlana (Rumi) says, "As you start to walk on the way, The Way appears"
We are men responsible for bringing other men back into alignment with their souls, to embark on their purpose, to make sure they are seen as we were seen.
We are the men responsible and called upon to change the face of masculinity in our society.
We are responsible for the leaders in power, for they are only a reflection of our collective subconscious.
We take responsibility for where we are as a society, who we are, what we’ve done and where we go from here.
We are the men of the Embodied Masculine.”
Amir Khalighi has worked with men in the field of recovery and addiction for the past 25 years. He is the founder of EmbodiedMasculine.com, BelovedPoetry.com, 365DayswithRumi.com, and is president and CEO of Ticket Platform Inc., a software development company in Los Angeles. With over 30 years of martial arts training, he is a third degree black belt under master instructor, Fariborz Azakh, and has over 10 years of martial arts, mixed martial arts and tactical self defense instructional experience. Amir Khalighi is a professional actor, renderer of the poetry of masters such as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, Hafiz, Pablo Neruda and more. He is married to the woman of his dreams and is father to four daughters.