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June 26, 2017

In complex times men often fall back on the old, habitual ways of doing things when what may really being demanded of us is that we re-imagine our future.

In spite of all the news of impending disaster, perhaps the greatest challenge and the great calling of our time is...

May 31, 2017

The phone rings and it’s Michael Boyle. It seems that the numbers on “Breaking the Spell” aren’t so good. Men are being slow to sign-up. They’re saying that it’s still a long way off, they’re busy with other things, or that the retreat is too expensive…

I don’t buy the...

May 16, 2017

I was talking to a friend the other day, about shame, and how it can poison your life. How it can keep you small, and diminished, leave you feeling less-than and un-worthy. My friend seemed bemused and unable to grasp what I was talking about. in fact, he was looking a...

April 21, 2017

It’s no one’s fault but most men would recognise it as a part of their life-journey. Something kicks in and, over time, we lose the ability to shudder. Oh, we can take a blow, manage the ‘slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’ and stoically stand with the ‘impostors’...

April 6, 2017

“The Grail Quest differs considerably from other epics because it is a story, not about what happened in humanity’s past, but about what can happen in its future.” - Robert Sardello.

The desire to “tell a new story,” is emerging from humanity’s dawning sense that the st...

March 22, 2017

Men and the River of Grief

We just can’t seem to get away from it. Grief is a part of the ‘male condition’. Some refuse the call, living dreamy lives of fragile denial. Others wrap their losses in anger, finding it easier to be puffed-up and angry, than to fall into the...

February 27, 2017

There comes a point in a male’s life when he sheds the dappled skin of innocence. If he’s fortunate, it happens in adulthood when he has the resilience to....

February 13, 2017

As a small child in rural Ireland I clearly remember neighbours calling with home made cakes; story tellers holding court and card games around a turf fire, the singers and the gossips, borrowing tools and the extra hours of work people seemed happy to spend tending to...

January 24, 2017

Welcome to our Blog. The object here is to log and share some of our thoughts on men and their concerns during the run-up to our gathering at the EarthSpirit Centre in the summer of 2017. We're both engaged in writing on the subject at present, so there will probably b...

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