Join us at the 32nd Annual Minnesota Men’s Conference
September 19-25, 2016 as we invoke deep earth powers: through song, myth and fellowship.
SHIMMERING CORDS TO THE MANY MOTHERS
“Life is a succession of wombs,” Miguel Rivera says, “the womb of the mother, the womb of the house, the womb of school, the womb of the new household, and on and on; and each time there is an emergence from one womb, there has to be a clear, marked point where you are finished with that particular stage of life.” He also tells us that in order to avoid feelings of isolation and exile, a “new umbilicus” must form and attach to the “new womb” environment. One cord is cut so another can form. When men work with the natural forces of growth, with the male mode of feeling and with ancestral soul forces, we connect to a new sanctuary, and we experience a renewed sense of nurturance and well-being.
For thirty one years the Minnesota Men’s Conference has provided a wild, natural environment where ritual structures can be created and utilized so that a man may identify which cord needs cutting so he may begin his work on the next ‘umbilical’ connection. Join us in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area at Camp Du Nord Ely, Minnesota for the 32nd Minnesota Men’s Conference.
In a world that encourages personal exile and isolation, except through technology, direct, firsthand experience is need to counter those I impulses. yet it takes other men
When men actively work to connect with families, communities, and the growth of their own souls, natural forces will assist them if the work is done from the appropriate soul site. It is imperative that men also work to counter any personal exile and isolation. When men seek those nurturing connections, the presence of older and younger men, , often Miguel Rivera teaches that “life is a succession of wombs—the womb of the mother.
For thirty-two years the Minnesota Men’s Conferences have been figurative groves where men gathered to reinvigorate a wild desire for life and where they celebrated their lives and their communities.
Tuition Includes 6 Nights Accommodations (Monday-Sunday)
All Meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner)
Daily Men’s Conference Workshop
Afternoon Elective Specialty Classes
Early Morning and Evening Groups
Fishing and Kayaking
After your registration is received, a confirmation letter with conference details
will be sent. For out-of-town guests, a charter bus will be available to transport
you between the camp and the Twin Cities airport.
For more information about the bus cost, arrival and departure times, or for more details,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call John Ernst at 920-209-1301
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