The Twin Brothers, The Horse Twins
The Horse Twins
The Twin Brothers
Long black hair flowing
They are the Ashvino
Call to your brothers,
And they will lead you on your way.
Category: Men and Health, Men and Initiation, Men and Leadership, Men and Work, Men’s News
by Boysen Hodgson
On November 5, 2012, the New York Times published a new op-ed by David Brooks entitled “The Heart Grows Smarter” about a long term research study of men which was launched in the 1930′s and tracked men through the rest of their lives.
Though the researchers hadn’t intended to study male relationships … the most compelling results of the study were all about relationships. More specifically – they learned some key characteristics that would help men lead long, satisfying lives.
A ManKind Project Elder is Murdered, New Warriors across the country mourn the murder of Will Norman, Powerful Bull
by Rick Borutta
by Doug Eadline
The Penn State story has been a constant headline in my local paper. I live in eastern Pennsylvania, so this coverage is certainly not unexpected. Often times, I cannot read all the details of the alleged events that took place in “Happy Valley.” My heart goes out to those boys, because if true, many were selected and groomed as victims due to their socioeconomic status.
by Boysen Hodgson
In February of 2010, I met Bill McMillan in CA when he won the Ron Hering Mission of service award for his work with his wife, Kim Shelton, on a documentary film called “The Welcome Home Project” featuring Michael Meade and 23 combat veterans and those close to them.
Read the original article by Bill McMillan here: http://mankindprojectjournal.org/search/welcome+home
This wonderful resource was lovingly complied by Ryan Stanga
Warrior Suggested Reading
From June to August of 2011, an effort was made to develop a short list of “Must-Read” books for men by polling members of the ManKind Project Toronto and selected other Warriors. What follows is a summary of the feedback received.
My wife Mary bought a baby carrier the year Alexander was born: 2004.
It’s the kind that lets you wear your baby (or toddler) hands free on your body when you walk around.
The carrier was retired from use last year after our then 3 year old, Miranda, outgrew it.
Creating ‘Quality Male Relationships’ in an age of Bros
by Boysen Hodgson
Love ya, bro.
These words come easily for many men. Uncommitted words that put little at risk, words now offered between men who barely know one another. Words that Seth Rogen might self-consciously mutter as the summit of his capacity for relationship in a film like The Green Hornet (we’ll assume here that Seth knows better, and is simply playing characters who typify the man-child mentality being discussed these days in the New York Times). We’re a culture of ‘bros’. It’s what nice guys say to one another to create a sense of camaraderie in a world of men largely lacking in community. ‘Bros’ are symptomatic of a culture of shallow promises and mistrust, of persona over personal vulnerability.
(Warning:Video clip contains explicit and graphic language.)
by Bill McMillan
Feeling frustration over the lack of connection we felt with millions of returning veterans, my wife, Kim Shelton, and I had the crazy idea of creating a program called The Welcome Home Project. We wanted to become more involved with veterans and to offer a way for the larger civilian community to actively participate in the return of our soldiers.
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ManKind Project Links
- The ManKind Project – Presenting the New Warrior Training Adventure.
- New Warrior Circle – Resources for NWTA graduates.
- New Warrior Journal – NWJ archives from 2003 to 2008.
- MKP Elders – Awakening and nurturing elders for teaching and mentoring.
by Anthony Eldridge Rogers
In these uncertain times, I find myself sitting in the Western Cape of South Africa. Today in midwinter is cold — not cold by many standards, yet chilly for us. This current drop in temperature mirrors a drop in confidence among men and women about their collective futures. For men working to feed and sustain their families, now is a time for deeply drawing on their personal reserves and community with others, men in particular.
by Steve Norcross
Once again, the third Sunday in June is Father’s Day. Greeting card publishers, clothing manufacturers, distilleries, and long-distance phone operators are hoping to realize a profit from the once-a-year obligation many feel to honor their dads. I hope my own kids, at least, call and wish me well, tell me that they love me.
I’m put in mind, this time of year, to recall and honor my fathers and grandfathers. I hope to be so honored by my descendents.
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