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Re-Storying Masculinity: Forging Initiatory Pathways ~ online

March 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tuesday 28 March, 2023 from 5–7pm GMT 12pm-2pm (EST)

Ian Mackenzie has spent scores of hours interviewing and filming Stephen Jenkinson. Among the short films he’s produced about Stephen’s work are:

  • Come of Age, The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble

    In his landmark provocative style, Stephen makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species.

    Come of Age does not offer tips on how to be a better senior citizen or how to be kinder to our elders. Rather, with lyrical prose and incisive insight, he explores the great paradox of elderhood in North America: how we are awash in the aged and yet somehow lacking in wisdom; how we relegate senior citizens to the corner of the house while simultaneously heralding them as sage elders simply by virtue of their age.

    Our own unreconciled relationship with what it means to be an elder has yielded a culture nearly bereft of them.

    Meanwhile, the planet boils, and the younger generation boils with anger over being left an environment and sociopolitical landscape deeply scarred and broken.

  • Die Wise, A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul
  • The Meaning of Death
  • The Making of Humans
  • Lost Nation Road – a short documentary on the crafting of the Nights of Grief and Mystery tours (watch short clip)

Ian has invited Stephen to speak in one of the sessions as part of Advaya’s new six-week live, online course, re-storying masculinity, hosted and curated by Ian MacKenzie. This course is a multi-faceted journey peering through sociocultural, political, historical, anthropological, psychological, mythopoetic lenses exploring the intra- and inter-personal, the individual and collective, the ancestral and future. 

What is the current state of contemporary masculinity and what sociocultural forces, historical events, psychological patterns, mythic stories, and rigid constructs shape(d) it? How do we look into the heart of patriarchal masculinity and heal the wounds of today? In re-storying the future of masculinities, how do we embrace a diversity of expression and forms, and make space for each one as they come into being?

Stephen is invited to speak on Forging Initiatory Pathways.

The course runs on Tuesdays, from 14 March to 18 April, from 5–7pm GMT. Weekly sessions will consist of host lectures, guest lectures, guests’ dialogue, and Q&A sessions. Learning will be facilitated with two additional collective enquiry sessions (on Thursdays) halfway through and at the end of the course; community discussion; and participants are encouraged to engage in between live sessions. All main sessions are recorded for you to catch up if you miss them live. 

You can find more information and can register at www.restorying-masculinity.com. There are concession prices and bursaries (scholarships) available! To get 20% off the course enter affiliate code SJENrsm20

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Invite your friends and networks to the Facebook event page for the course!

Thank you so much!

Ian and Advaya


March 28, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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