Creating a Rite of Passage for your Boy Workshop
In these 2 x 2.5 hour workshops Andrew will explain the reason for a Rite of Passage process. He will share the story of the Rite of Passage journey he created for his son, Malachi.
Participants will then be provided with a template and some time to help them craft an experience for the boy in their life.
Title: ManMade Workshop for Men
Format: 2 x evening sessions of 2.5hrs each
Time: 7pm - 9.30
Venue: Eastwood Community Centre, 95 Glen Osmond Rd, Eastwood
Cost: $150 (payments via Paypal by Friday 19th June)
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What's it all about?
Many years ago, in traditional societies, boys grew up in the company of men, learning how to act and behave as a man as well as learning the skills for living as a man…at the age of 14 or so they were initiated into manhood…and then were expected to fulfil their task as men in their society.
In today’s western culture many boys spend much of their boyhood in the absence of men. Their mothers are usually their primary caregivers through to puberty and the average 14 year old has had a male teacher for 1 year of their primary years schooling.
Add to this the self-created Rites of Passage that young men adopt to ‘prove’ their manhood (hoon driving, binge-drinking, sleeping with many partners) and the startling rate of suicide amongst males of this age group…and it is clear that we have a problem with ‘developing good men’ in the west.
We believe it is time for adult men in the west to step up and to help our boys develop into fine young men by providing them with a punctuation point to their boyhood and healthily ushering them into beginning manhood.