“True humility, we believe, consists of two things: The first is knowing our limitations, and the second is getting the help we need.”
― Robert L. Moore
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- FOUR MATURE MASCULINE ARCHETYPES – MOVING FROM BOY PSYCHOLOGY TO MAN PSYCHOLOGY (INTRODUCTION)
- VINYASA WARMUP (PRACTICE)
- KING EMBODIMENT - "THE SEAT OF POWER” (INTRODUCTION/PRACTICE)
- WARRIOR EMBODIMENT - "CONSCIOUS COMBAT™" (INTRODUCTION/INSTRUCTION/PRACTICE)
BREAK FOR LUNCH
- MAGICIAN EMBODIMENT – MAINTAINING AN IMPECCABLE INNER TEMPLE AND DEVELOPING A DAILY MEDITATION & MANIFESTATION PRACTICE (INTRODUCTION/INSTRUCTION)
- LOVER EMBODIMENT – TANTRA, DEPTH & PRESENCE (INTRODUCTION/PRACTICE)
- MEDITATION SIT (PRACTICE)
- CLOSING CIRCLE
Date And Time:
Sun, June 02, 9:00 AM PDT - 5:00 PM PDT
The Loft in Santa Monica
716 Taft Way Santa Monica, CA 90404
(Enter the alley off 7th (just south of Colorado) - or off Lincoln, enter the driveway where The Lincoln Carwash is. We are the building with the red door between Feder's Distributors and Fisher Hardware store.) Directions
Refund up to 10 days before event
The workshop will be capped at 20 men. There are no late entries an no early departures in order to maintain the integrity of the container.
Sign In: 8:30 AM PDT
Morning Session: 9:00 AM PDT - 12:00 PM PDT
Lunch: 12:00 PM PDT - 1:30 PDT
Afternoon Session: 2:00 PM PDT - 5:00 PM PDT
Wear comfortable clothing as there will be physical movement and moderate contact (physical contact will be supervised by professional instructors) during the Warrior practice, yoga session and you’re going to want to be comfortable during our meditation sits. We will be sitting on backjacks on the floor together. This will help you stay comfortable during the time we are seated. Yoga mats will be provided for the yoga session, but you are welcome to bring your own. We suggest reading King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore & Doug Gillette prior to the workshop, as we will be exploring these archetypes - mostly through practice. Registrants will be emailed and assigned archetypal homework prior to the workshop. The goal of this workshop is to expose you to the concepts of the 4 masculine archetypes and to give you practices to help you develop and grow within each.
Email info@EmbodiedMasculine.com if you have any questions about the workshop
MASCULINE EMBODIMENT WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
FOUR MATURE MASCULINE ARCHETYPES - MOVING FROM BOY PSYCHOLOGY TO MAN PSYCHOLOGY (INTRODUCTION)
Psychologist Robert Moore took the concept of Jung’s archetypes and used it to create a framework that explained the development of mature and integral masculinity in men. Moore argued that the problems we see with men today - violence, aloofness, not being in touch with purpose - are a result of modern men not adequately exploring or being in touch with the primal, masculine archetypes that reside within each one of us.
According to Moore, masculine psychology is made up of four major archetypes: King, Warrior, Magician and Lover. In order for a man to achieve mature masculine strength and energy, he must be in touch with all four. We will be diving in to understand the mature aspects of each archetype and their immature, bi-polar shadows.
KING EMBODIMENT - "THE SEAT OF POWER” (INTRODUCTION/PRACTICE)
The two main functions of the King are:
- Live according to the Tao, the Dharma, the Word - and the lands will flourish
- Bring fertility and blessing. The King is the masculine equivalent of the Great Mother. The King's vitality and sexuality directly reflect on his kingdom, or inner landscape.
You will be practicing the cultivation and expression of the King energy in group practice with direct feedback from partners. Learn more about the King
WARRIOR EMBODIMENT - CONSCIOUS COMBAT™ (INTRODUCTION/INSTRUCTION/PRACTICE)
The warrior is decisive, and acts with authority in serving his king or higher self. We will develop the embodiment of decisiveness through self defense in this portion of the workshop. In working to embody this energy, you will be working with professional martial arts instructors and certified self defense technicians. You will learn helpful, proven combative self-defense techniques that will help you stay present in stressful or confrontational situations. You will also work with the men in workshop to receive direct feedback in how you are perceived in the embodiment of the Warrior. Where do you collapse and where do your weaknesses lie? There will be safe, moderate physical contact overseen by instructors. Learn more about the Warrior.
MAGICIAN EMBODIMENT – MAINTAINING AN IMPECCABLE INNER TEMPLE AND DEVELOPING A DAILY MEDITATION & MANIFESTATION PRACTICE (INTRODUCTION/INSTRUCTION)
In this workshop you will be introduced to three teachings/practices that will help cultivate the Magician's energy:
- Creating an inner, sacred temple
- Maintaining it's essence through a regular house cleaning of fears and resentments
- A daily transcendental meditation & manifestation practice
LOVER EMBODIMENT – TANTRA, DEPTH & PRESENCE (INTRODUCTION/PRACTICE)
The embodiment of the lover energy comes easy to some and not to others. We will explore the shadows poles of this energy and give each a voice though "Active Imagination Dialogue" in a group setting and will drop deep into relaxation exploration of poetry of the masters of Love - such as the works of Rumi, Hafez and Neruda.
You will also be introduced to Tantra followed by tantric practice. Learn more about the Lover.