I’ve been charting the connection between integral spirituality and the mythopoetic men’s movement for a while now. In short, integral spirituality, for all its desire to transcend and include, does little more than include the men’s movement, with all its problems. Another recent example of this is Joe Perez’s article, ILP and Men’s Shadow Work: […]
In Numen, Old Men I highlight how the integral community replicates many of the problems of the wider men’s movement, and new examples keep on cropping up. This week sees the Male Sexuality and the Masculine Invitation for a workshop in Salt Lake City. The spiel reads: “For this 3-day weekend retreat at a beautiful, […]
In Numen, Old Men I dedicate a chapter to how Ken Wilber’s brand of integral spirituality resonates with much of the men’s movement of the 1990s: both mythopoetic and Christian. It seems the connections just keep on coming, as this week Integral Life plays host to Fr. Richard Rohr: the archetypal Christian mythopoet. It’s easy […]
Gaia.com is an odd place. It has lots of bold intentions, such as “by focusing our energy on what inspires us rather than what we fear, we bring about the world we desire. By keeping kindness in our hearts, we contribute to the harmony of Gaia”. However, it often suffers from a lack of critical […]
Integral blogger Gary Stamper has posted a review of Numen, Old Men on his blog, Beyond Integral. He doesn’t like it that much, which isn’t a surprise as he inhabits a space the book is critical of, but I appreciate folks like Stamper who actually take the time to read about my position before rejecting […]
My recent article Pray Like a Man (this is what happens to titles when the sub-editor is let loose) has a second airing over at the E-Journal of Solidarity, Sustainability, and Nonviolence.
Pray like a man: Across the US, hundreds of ‘men’s ministries’ cater to an outmoded version of masculinity http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/mar/23/christianity-religion-mens-ministries