“The loss of initiation in Western culture, and increasingly in older, traditional societies, is having a devastating impact on our youth. In turn, as these uninitiated youth, particularly adolescent boys, grow into adults, the cost of not being properly initiated into men is expensive indeed. Though we modern Westerners may not think that any of these old practices have any value in our current society, I believe the declining emotional health of our boys, as well as of our men, is directly related to the decline of effective initiation practices.” -Bret Stephenson, From Boys to Men
Working together with Golden Eagle, the SouLodge Community breaking ground in Raising Kings: Boot Camp with Golden Eagle. We’re preparing to engage in a long-awaited conversation with (and about) men and boys: their lacking of cultural rites of passage, the emasculation of them, the implications of fatherlessness, and what it really feels like to be a boy or a man today. It is a conversation we’ve been wanting to have for many years, and it’s finally here! We are gathering to stand together, learn new ways of relating and interacting, and to protect the sacredness of boys and men, who often do not know how to ask to be treated as sacred beings, because they are not cultured to.
I’m over the MOON to podcast with Jayson Gaddis, founder of BoyStrong and celebrated Boulder, CO relationship expert, who I’m going to ask with great pointedness, “What are men up against?” I know he’ll shed some bright light on how men are cultured today and why he thinks they’re still having to “fight to do their soulwork.”
To win one of five spots for this two-week intensive online boot camp, leave a share about how you think rites of passage would benefit boys who are transitioning into manhood and any questions you have for the amazing Jayson Gaddis.
Share at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (#raisingkings), and all of your favorite social media places-each share gets an extra entry, meaning more chances to win a free seat in this epic intensive to help free ourselves from being at odds with men and boys.
Winners will be announced Wednesday morning before I head to Spirit Weavers Gathering!!
****CONGRATULATIONS TO LISA, SHELLY, MICHELE, OCEANNA & RACHEL!****
To the beautiful rest of you, use SOULODGE10 when you purchase the course and save $10!
Thank you for taking this very important journey together!!!