Backdrop

Backdrop

In late July this past year, on a clear, cold winter night, I sat on the west-facing precipice of a still warm cliff, waiting for all the light to wash away. I had enjoyed the silent company of several others, who gradually retreated to camp as the darkness pressed...
Alchemy

Alchemy

We humans form a bunch of defences against pain, and most of them don’t work. One does. It’s a piece of genius that marks resilient, flourishing people. It’s called sublimation. Let me explain with a story. A friend of mine lost his son to a rare...

One Man’s Journey – The Call To Rites (part 1)

(This is part one of a three part reflection by Kent, an initiated man, on his experience of the Men’s Rites of Passage. This may be helpful for any man considering the rites with apprehension, uncertainty or anxiety, which is very common.) I had it all. Money....
The Rite Stuff: Why Initiation?

The Rite Stuff: Why Initiation?

This is the first in a series of blogs that explores something very dear to my heart. It is for men, but every woman knows a man, and women know that men only go to seek help when they are gravely ill or when their wives/girlfriends/sisters etc. drag them along. “It’s...