True Self False Self: Discovering our core identity

True Self False Self: Discovering our core identity

The False Self There 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,...
You are going to die…

You are going to die…

This blog was written by Martin, a member of a Centre for Men-supported group in Melbourne, Victoria. His own reflection on one of the five promises of male initiation creates healthy space for discussion. When the tenth doctor dies in the Doctor Who TV series, his...
Long Live The King

Long Live The King

The following is by one of the men in our community, Neil Pennell. He wrote it in Spring 2017 and I thought it was so good it was worth reposting on our website as a blog. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The photo is from his yard in the beautiful Fassifern...

Whirling Dervishes

A few years ago my wife became friends with a beautiful couple from the Middle East. I will protect their identity here, but they arrived as asylum seekers on a boat having fled war in their own country. Australia offered them refuge and a future. They were deeply...
Waltzing With Thanatos

Waltzing With Thanatos

A year. That’s all. If you are lucky, my neighbour was told recently. He is my ‘twin’ – born within hours of me. He’s been my neighbour for most of my adult life. Today he called me with the news, so we sat and chatted. Across from me is a friend I will no longer see,...