These days, while it is very popular to celebrate the "return of the goddess," we generally neglect and avoid the masculine aspects of "god". After patriarchy's long run, we find ourselves embarrassed and ashamed of the often stern and warlike male archetypes. Yet masculine deities run a wide spectrum - from Pan to Quetzalcoatl, Osiris to Apollo, The Green Man to Thor. Considering the ecological and economic crises we face, we need to beam into strong male icons that represent fortitude, courage, cunning, warrior discipline and other traditionally male expressions of energy. The future is not a return to matriarchy but the building of a true partnership culture where the best aspects of the masculine and feminine can shine. So this month, lets flash our spears, roar our barbaric yawps, cast our ballads of eternity outside of time, and whatever else we can think of to connect with the true masculine force. The divine masculine in all of us (women, transgender, etc, included) is not domineering but protective, not cruel but determined, not hyper-rational but intellect ruled and guided by heart.
The Spore event flow is all set! This is shaping up to be another incredible event and we can't wait to share space with all of you beautiful people :)
Below is the confirmed time flow for Saturday. In addition to this information, please read the following points before you attend ♥
-> The event is starting with a potluck and community gathering time from 5:00 - 6:30pm, you can join us anytime during the hour and a half if you want to share some eating, or you can come by 6:30 for the presentations.
-> Please bring eating dishes and/or utensils if you are wanting to eat - the venue is not equipped with any
-> There is no cost to the event, however we do appreciate donations (suggested at $10) to help cover expenses and to ensure a balanced exchange of energy
-> There are a limited number of cushions and chairs (priority for those who need it) available. If you are able, please bring something to sit on that you can be comfortable on
-> Delicious raw superfood juices and smoothies will be available for purchase from our sisters at Wild and Raw during the event
-> Bring a friend! We love to meet new faces and if we all bring one friend, this is the easiest way to help our community grow and to support each other!
5:00 - 6:30pm - Pot Luck
6:30 - 6:40pm - Welcomes and Evolver updates
6:40 - 7:00pm - The Masculine/Feminine as Divine Archetypes with James and Nicole
7:00 - 7:20pm - Book Making as a Metaphor for the Man's Journey into Confident Vulnerability with Dave Beni
7:20 - 7:30pm - Poetry in the Moment with Clayton Saunders
7:30 - 7:40pm - Calling Forth the Divine Masculine: Living Art Performance with Nicole Bradford and Eily Aurora
7:40 - 8:00pm - Conversational Break
8:00 - 8:10pm - Poetry in the Moment with Clayton Saunders
8:10 - 8:30pm - Honour, Self-Discipline, and Kung Fu with Shane
8:30 - 8:50pm - Facilitated Circle: Exploring the Masculine Archetypes with Skye
8:50 - 9:00pm - Closing the Circle