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Conspire 2018 Conference with Richard Rohr

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The Centre for Practical Spirituality, in conjunction with the Centre for Men and Families, is hosting the Conspire 2018 conference, via video link, in Brisbane, from Friday 7 September to Sunday 9 September. The venue is Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road New Farm.Presenters include Richard Rohr, Barbera Holmes, Brian McLaren, Barbara Brown Taylor and Mirabai Starr. They…

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Working with Dreams, an evening with George Trippe, Monday 3 September

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We are thrilled to offer an evening with Jungian therapist George Trippe on working with dreams, understanding their hidden meaning. How do you make sense of that one third of your life where your unconscious is able to speak to you symbolically, with no interruptions from your ego?The evening is on Monday 3 September at the Brookfield Centre…

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Skin Hungry

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Recently, I saw a video of a panel of men responding to questions from women about what men wished women knew. At the end, a woman asked “why is my husband so crazy about sex?”One man on the panel gave the most insightful answer I have ever heard on the topic. He said “your husband isn’t crazy about…

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Invisible Means of Support

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While driving around a frosty New Zealand landscape last year, I listened to a podcast interview with Richard Rohr. He said that he fears we are on the verge of a tsunami of baby boomer men who will contemplate suicide as their performance-driven, individualistic lives reach the inevitable powerlessness of old age. It’s a stage of life that…

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In Significance

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Significance is vital for a young person. It’s an essential desire that causes us to bring our best into the world. This significance was never intended to be individualistic, but interconnected. The elders would take the boys out of the village, fill both their pockets with dirt, and then get them to gaze at the stars as they felt the…

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Upcoming Drum Circle – Joining with Percussimo

As an initiative to promote drumming for wellbeing, Percussimo has launched a special Drum Jam event on Sunday 24 June as part of their 5th anniversary celebrations.Centre for Men and Families Australia will be the refreshments partner at this event with all proceeds of the refreshment sales going to CFMA.This family friendly event is hands on and action…

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The male journey and its perils: A BBQ night for all men on Monday 11 June

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The opening lines of Dante Alighieri’s 13th century masterpiece The Divine Comedy read: “In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in a dark wood, where the true way was wholly lost.”This is the great (yet often terrifying) invitation of a man’s life, and our society – and organised religion – offer few answers.On Monday…

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True Self False Self: Discovering our core identity

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The False SelfThere is a version you that you identify with as who you actually are, but it is a complete fiction. It doesn’t actually exist, except within your mind. This is the place of universal addiction, the self-referential, self-defending, self-promoting, self-defeating, self-condemning, endlessly relating-to-everything-from-yourself-as-the-reference-point story you started writing from the first moment you experienced your first flash…

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