Living The Koan of Masculinity
Group Practice Cohort
Facilitated by Adam Jogen Salzberg, Sensei
8 Monday Evenings 7 - 8:30
February 11th - March 1st
In a liberated context masculine and feminine ways of being would emerge gracefully, naturally and spontaneously with the situation at hand, not limited by sexual organs, the identity we’re centered in or anyone else’s opinion of how we should be.
Masculine and Feminine Ways Exist. They transcend our biological sex, sexual proclivity or social conditioning though many of us that identify as a male have masculine energy and orientation as our center of gravity.
What are some masculine orientations and energies? Ferocity, Courage, Integrity, Tenderness. Aggression, Domination, Hyper-Independence, Pride. Masculine energies can arise as dark or light, negative or positive, both, neither and beyond, expressing the mercurial nature of reality and the limitation of any definition we create.
Let’s clarify masculinity. Let’s sort out what is ‘toxic’ and what is beautiful in our manifestation. Then we can consciously embody what will most deeply serve.
If this resonates, you’re invited to join this practice group.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Define and redefine for ourselves this thing we call masculinity
Bring us into intimate understanding and relationship with the whole span of the universal masculine archetypes
Shine a compassionate and fierce mirror on the under evolved aspects of our manhood
Bring to light the barriers to positively evolving our manhood, focusing on Fear, Ager and Sexuality
Open Fear, Anger and Sexuality as sources of energy, wisdom and compassion.
Dream, define and amplify the Sacred Masculine in our lives.
Bring us into intimate understanding and relationship with feminine energies and orientations
Reacquaint with and reconstitute in ourselves feminine qualities we’ve ‘outsourced’ to the external female bodied, natural world or art
HOW WILL I LEARN IT?
Building a vessel of trust and shared intention
Group exploration of our conscious and unconscious definitions of manhood
Engaging various voices and universal archetypes of masculinity, ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ through voice dialogue *parts work
Full spectrum embodiment and direct energy practice with Anger, Desire and Fear.
Engaging various voices and universal archetypes of femininity through voice dialogue parts work
Expanding Courage through individual *edgework
The balance of the curriculum of this cohort will be chosen group design style - the participants will decide by vote which of the following themes, chosen by Jogen and his assistants, to highlight and focus on.
Group Discussion - Topics will be sourced from the cohort. Some possibilities include: shame, fear, sexuality, what is masculinity?
*Parts Work With A Range of Masculine Voices - With a facilitated blend of *Voice Dialogue and guided awareness, embodying, understanding the dynamics of and discovering space with facets of Masculinity.
Anima Retrieval - As a group, identifying those qualities we have out-sourced (projected) onto female identifying persons and then tapping them in our own being through *Parts Work practice and then in our daily lives.
Parts Work With Mother and Father - Facilitation of the Inner Critic, the Outer Judge and Child voices in relation to our parental figures.
Holistic Embodiment - The stereotype of masculine oriented people being up in their heads rings true for a lot of us! When our embodiment is full-spectrum our showing up in the world can be full-spectrum. We will learn and practice methods for inhabiting and opening four somatic centers - Throat, Heart, Belly and Sex. After some facility with this we then learn and practice integrating all four.
Working with Sexuality and Sexual Energy - Dialogue and inquiry into pornography, masturbation, sublimation and sacrfice.. Learning methods for waking up with sexual energy.
Transmutation of Anger - We will explore and inhabit the spectrum of Anger, from everyday irritation to fierce, firm yet caring presence.
Fear - Looking at shame and denial of fear in ourselves, owning fear, embodying it, listening to and learning from it. Relating to fear as energy. Learning methods to consciously transmute it into an empowering force.
Weight of Saturn - Saturn is the cosmological archetype of seriousness, responsibility and structure. We will explore and inquire into mission oriented ‘hero-patterns’, ability or inability to play and our relationship to commitment.
Edgework - Discerning and undertaking generative, healing tasks around things in our life we avoid or don’t want to approach, building our capacity for bravery and expanding our identity .
Please reach out with any questions and or to initiate a dialogue about joining the cohort. Limited to10 participants. Registration closes January 31st, 2020.