Psychedelic Men's Circle


Psychedelic Men's Circle:  Leadership, Cooperation and the ALPHA MALE

What is strong leadership?

What makes an Alpha Male?

And are these concepts even useful!?!

It is often implied that because our primate ancestors organise their social structures around a rigid hierarchy, that we are genetically doomed to follow in those footsteps. That we inevitably coalesce around an alpha male that dominates through brute strength, aggression and sexual charisma, and modern civilisation is merely a thin veil for those carefully sublimated inclinations.

But the success of the human animal in thriving as a species was arguably not in its strength and ability to dominate, but in its ability to cooperate.

This evening will be a chance to discuss and dissect notions of leadership, competition and cooperation, how these concepts impact on male identity, and how we might invent new models and archetypes to best serve us.

There will be the opportunity to co-create the format together and draw on your experience and intuition in crafting a valuable experience for all involved.

Hosted by Amir Giles and co-created with you.

~ ABOUT PSYCHEDELIC MENS CIRCLE ~

It’s clear that the images of adult manhood given by the popular culture are worn out - a man cannot depend on them. As many men have been figuring out, the models that men have been taught to live by do not actually work in real life.

This is a gathering for psychedelic creatures who identify as men to explore together what a man is or could be in our times.
Over the coming year, we will explore our experience of manhood including:

- Opportunities to drop the mask and connect with other men authentically and vulnerably
- Learning to be as comfortable in our bodies as we are in our heads
- Explore our relationship to the Feminine (Yin) and Masculine (Yang) both inside and outside of ourselves.
- Explore to the Archetypes of the King, Warrior, Lover and Magician.
- Help and challenge each-other to show up in the world more fully – a sons, fathers, brothers, lovers, friends and allies.

We especially welcome transgender men and non-binary humans who were assigned male at birth.



~ ABOUT PSYCHEDELIC MENS CIRCLE ~

It’s clear that the images of adult manhood given by the popular culture are worn out - a man cannot depend on them. As many men have been figuring out, the models that men have been taught to live by do not actually work in real life.

This is a gathering for psychedelic creatures who identify as men to explore together what a man is or could be in our times.
Over the coming year, we will explore our experience of manhood including:

- Opportunities to drop the mask and connect with other men authentically and vulnerably
- Learning to be as comfortable in our bodies as we are in our heads
- Explore our relationship to the Feminine (Yin) and Masculine (Yang) both inside and outside of ourselves.
- Explore to the Archetypes of the King, Warrior, Lover and Magician.
- Help and challenge each-other to show up in the world more fully – a sons, fathers, brothers, lovers, friends and allies.

We especially welcome transgender men and non-binary humans who were assigned male at birth.

The workshop will be facilitated by Michael Matania, a meditation teacher and resilience specialist with the charity Mind.


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