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Returning Initiated Men for Men’s Rites of Passage 2017

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The brochure/application form for the Returning Initiated Men’s program at the 2017 Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) is now available here.Returning men get to revisit their rites, engage in new expressions of ritual practice, connect with other initiated men, and welcome this year’s cohort of men into their initiation. This is also an opportunity to serve these man,…

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Reversal Learning

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What’s reversal learning? I hear you ask. It’s a pretty important mechanism that I need to work in my brain, as I discovered a couple of night’s ago. I arrived home at 10.30pm after a very long day, which was preceded by an even longer day (it ended at 1.30am). My wife, who lectures, is in orientation week at…

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Living Free of the White Male System

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In 1972, Ann Wilson Schaef, an American psychotherapist, coined the phrase “white male system.” which is a consciousness that she says infects everyone living in western society. It’s a very addictive way of thinking and feeling that imprisons us, but we don’t know it exists because of how clever the system is. Imagine a prison cell with four…

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Reminder: Men’s Breakfast on Saturday 4th March with Ralph Reilly

This is a reminder of the first men’s breakfast for 2017 on Saturday 4th March at 7am, concluding by 9am. A continental breakfast will be served at 7.15, followed by a talk by Ralph Reilly. Ralph is the Australian Coordinator for incarnational mission network “Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor.” Ralph’s journey has taken him from Honours in Physics, through…

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BBQ night and talk: Living Free of The White Male System

Over the past 500 years, society has constructed a way of thinking and living that now imprisons men, trapping them in cycles of futility. Get good grades, go to university or learn a trade, work hard, pay the bills, raise the kids, wrestle with traffic and hopefully have something at the end of it all to take a few cruises before…

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Why The Rich Are More Equal Than Others

I once heard a talk on the underlying value of a society, and how it unconsciously affects how that society lives. Some societies are ruled by the state: Much of Eastern Europe was once under this cloud. Today, North Korea is one of the few remaining countries with this ideology. Fear predominates, suspicion is rampant, and dissension is silenced,…

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