The Rest of the Story – Iron Hans and the ManKind Project
Aug25

The Rest of the Story – Iron Hans and the ManKind Project

14 August 2013 by Michael K Elser Chairman, MKP USA Sometimes it is hard to make sense of all the things happening within MKP USA these days – Unification, membership, I-Group focus, Community building, Stewardship Councils – and on and on.  Today I am on a plane on my way to sit in circle with the men of MKP Colorado to complete the Unification process there.  Last night I was sitting with the men of MKP Metro who voted...

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It’s all in a name … ‘Initiate’ Change.
Aug18

It’s all in a name … ‘Initiate’ Change.

by Ravenspen “And then the Initiates … I mean New Brothers” The staff man paused awkwardly. I winced internally. The slip, unfortunate but harmless between members of the staff, was embarrassingly addressed to all the New Brothers as we stood outside waiting to be called in to Chicken Carving, and for the second time in the conversation. Just as all of us have dated a letter or check with last year’s digits in the opening days...

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How well is our “guys only” policy serving us?
Jun24

How well is our “guys only” policy serving us?

OR: IS THERE A FEMALE SHAMAN IN THE HOUSE? By Kelly Cresap, Himalayan Wildcat What do our circles miss out on because they exclude women? I’ve been asking this question off and on for a while, and have brought it up with a few women who know about our work. Two recent events—Oprah’s May 5 “Fatherless Sons” broadcast, and a play I saw at the Arena Theater in Washington, DC–took me a step further in my thinking. Besides Oprah, the...

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Occupy Paradise: A ManKind Project Elder Retreat
May24

Occupy Paradise: A ManKind Project Elder Retreat

The Northwest ManKind Project Elders are holding a Summer Elder Retreat on June 22-24, 2012 at Camp Westwind Lincoln City, OR. [Click on the Link above for the full PDF flyer!] Westwind Invitation Tour provides an inspirational slideshow on just how wonderful this opportunity will be. Elders of MKP, are you in? This event is open to all Elder Men – regardless of MKP affiliation. Invite an Elder you know! cjc – is a deeply...

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Once There Was a Tribe Where Every Man Was A King
Mar08

Once There Was a Tribe Where Every Man Was A King

The Jungian Archetypes which we use as metaphors in the ManKind Project both challenge and comfort us in our daily work as New Warriors. The roles of Lover, Warrior, Magician and King represent both the shadow and the gold as it shows up in all our interactions with our families, our communities and especially with ourselves. It is therefore unsurprising that New Warriors are inspired to tell and retell their own Hero’s Journey...

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Declared Elders of the ManKind Project
Feb07

Declared Elders of the ManKind Project

From Terry Jones The men over fifty in the ManKind Project are our elders. But, do we accept them as elders or do we expect them first to declare? We define a declared elder as an elder who has self chosen to serve by declaring himself an elder of and in his community. Many MKP men expect an elder to declare himself. Have you considered, however, what the status of an elder is in your view if he has not declared? More, do you have any...

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