The 2nd Annual
Saturday 6 November 2021
On Masculine Purpose
For men, these can be confusing times...
The messages we get about ourselves as men
are often contradictory and even condemning.
For example, we know that the "strong silent type" of the 1950's seems obsolete and limited in today's world
And yet, the soft, sensitive New Age man may seem indecisive and not fully in his power.
So, who are we really, as men?
In the modern world, few men have strong masculine role models, if any at all. Certainly, our media fails to offer many positive examples.
The misconduct of some male public figures
has led to a condemnation of "male-ness" in general, and the often-heard label, "toxic masculinity."
Modern men are bombarded by these confusing
messages, leaving many of us feeling uncertain
and even guilty just for being men.
This conference is dedicated to reclaiming this essential aspect of ourselves as men.
The Need for a Summit for Men
This online conference is dedicated to men who want to embody their masculinity with responsibility and positivity.
Traditionally, men relied on each other for survival.
But now, in many households, the father and other male leaders are often physically or emotionally absent, and the masculine lineages are broken.
Events such as this Summit are occasions to reclaim your essential link to the masculine.
Each presenter will focus on a different facet of men's work, showing us the diversity of approaches available for us to regain ourselves more fully.
In each of the eight presentations, you will discover
new perspectives and tools to help bring your masculine identity more deeply into your life.
The workshops will be experiential and fun. This is an opportunity to gain some new perspectives and connect with other men about these important themes. Join us for as many sessions as you can, or all day!
There is no cost to participate, so feel free to invite your friends for this important event.
"A man with a weak masculine is especially prone to despise and fear these qualities, and may attempt to suppress the feminine force in his partner."
- David Deida
THE MASCULINITY SUMMIT
- A free, online event-
Saturday 6 November 2021
9:45 am to 6:30 pm UK Time Zone
9:45 Opening introduction by EJ Shaffert, The Soul of Men
10:00 Paal Chr. Buntz: "Awaken Your Inner Warrior"
11:00 E. J. Shaffert: "Building Masculine Community"
12:00 Rowan Andrews: "Walking the Path to Authenticity"
13:00 Simon Bubb: "Male Spirituality - From Crisis to Creativity"
14:00 Laurence Johns: "Connecting with Emotion to be Authentic"
15:00 Eivind Figenschau Skjellum: "Reclaiming the Red Knight"
16:00 Will Thoresby: "The Wisdom of Your Manhood"
17:00 Gregor Steinmaurer: "Integrating Masculine Power & Heart"
18:00 Closing: "Deciding Your Next Steps"
11 am: E. J. Shaffert
Topic: "Building Masculine Community"
Despite all of our social media, loneliness amongst men has become an epidemic. In modern society, traditional venues where men can connect are disappearing. Now, rediscover ways to create authentic male friendships.
E.J. is a body psychotherapist, teacher and founder of The Soul of Men Training, a 2-year program in embodied masculinity.
12 pm: Rowan Andrews
Topic: "Walking the Path to Authenticity"
What does personal growth really mean and how do we achieve it? There is so much content available, promoting things we might do. But why walk that path, and if we choose to, how do we stay true to it without being distracted or settling for less?
Rowan is a men’s coach, workshop facilitator, and founder of No More Mr. Nice Guy® UK, which helps men be more of their masculine essence.
1 pm: Simon Bubb
Topic: "Male Spirituality - From Crisis to Creativity"
Within our shadows and our struggles, we can discover our greatest wisdom and strength. Learn to encounter difficult experiences with a fresh outlook and use life’s disappointments and disasters to discover your true self.
Simon has been involved in men’s work for 10 years, facilitating men’s groups and rituals.
2 pm: Laurence Johns
Topic: "Connecting with Emotion to be Authentic”
3 pm: Eivind Figenschau Skjellum
Topic: "Reclaiming the Red Knight"
When we men disconnect from our embodied, instinctual maleness, we lose our power and expression. In our time together we will remedy this by facing what's taboo and reclaiming "the Red Knight".
Eivind is the visionary creator of Reclaim your Inner Throne, a 21st-century rite of passage.
5 pm: Gregor Steinmaurer
Topic: "Restoring Dignity - Integrating Masculine Power & Heart"
Explore ways that Integrated Masculinity can bridge the split between Power and Heart. We will look at personal, transgenerational and collective dimensions that get in the way.
Gregor is a Systemic Therapist, Men's Group Facilitator and Teacher of Embodied Spirituality.