We are designed as part of nature to encounter life with amazement and wonder. And yet, our predominant transactional consumer culture trades this for a fiction i.e. that your happiness and ‘worth’ is found through productivity, material gain, technological advancement and social status. The fiction leaves most men with a profound lack of fulfillment, chronic disconnection and loneliness and a continuous search for meaning.
Men can go for days, weeks, months or years without encountering their own wild beauty, rarely sharing an authentic, deeply intimate moment with themselves and those they are closest to. The good news is that embedded in our psyche by nature, is the potential for a bigger, more sensuous, more imaginative, more intimate and vital life. As Bill Plotkin posits, ‘it’s time to take another look at ourselves’.
The Knowing the Conscious Man Intensive is about offering courageous men a deep sense of possibility – an alternative, soul infused, more meaningful and conscious way of embracing and walking your individual path. The workshop asks a lot of you – if you are drawn to register, prepare to be significantly stretched. Using nature as a mirror, you will be supported to explore the deeper questions about your life – questions that have no right to be ignored. The workshop is held at ‘Raven’s Nest‘ in Venus Bay east of Melbourne. This is a camping-only experience and some previous personal growth work is expected.