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Explorations on mythology, culture and the emerging masculine archetypes. Hosted by visionary filmmaker Ian MacKenzie, co-director of Amplify Her (2018) and the forthcoming Love School (2020).

The Mythic Masculine Ian MacKenzie

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Explorations on mythology, culture and the emerging masculine archetypes. Hosted by visionary filmmaker Ian MacKenzie, co-director of Amplify Her (2018) and the forthcoming Love School (2020).

    #20 | Surrendering To The Wisdom Of Your Body - Philip Shepherd (Radical Wholeness )

    #20 | Surrendering To The Wisdom Of Your Body - Philip Shepherd (Radical Wholeness )

    My guest today is Philip Shepherd, an international authority on embodiment. He is the author of two books New Self, New World and Radical Wholeness, along with the developer of The Embodied Present Process, a series of practices for people to undo the stress and imbalances that are caused by disconnection, and find instead what it means to rest in the deeper, connected wisdom of the body.

    Philip's personal path was shaped by his adventures as a teenager, when he cycled alone through Europe, the Middle East, India and Japan; by his deep commitment to and studies of bodywork; and by his experiences as an actor, playing lead roles on stages in London, New York, Chicago and Toronto.

    In our conversation today, we explore: why living in the head, as many men do, guarantees a state of loneliness, how to tap into the emergent intelligence of life, and why the future of humanity may depend on our ability to finally come home, to your body and the earth.

    We begin with a guided presence practice led by Philip Shepherd.  


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    #19 | Dear White Men, From An Indigenous Woman - Pulxaneeks (Haisla Nation)

    #19 | Dear White Men, From An Indigenous Woman - Pulxaneeks (Haisla Nation)

    My guest today is Pulxaneeks (Pul-ha-neeks), from the Eagle Clan of the Haisla First Nation, a First Nations tribe located on the North West Coast what is now known as British Columbia, Canada. 

    Pulxaneeks is a living, loving result of the coastal Indigenous village that raised her & all that survived in the lineage she was born to. She honours the Elders, Mentors and huge family whose love she is a living result of and the Ancestors whose strength and resilience is flowing through her veins.

    Her recognition of the responsibility to use her strengths in a meaningful way in contribution to greater change led her to develop “Heart to Heart Indigenous Relations Consultation” based on her unique understanding from walking in two worlds, both Indigenous and Settler cultures. 

    As an unsettled settler on stolen land, I am grateful to consider Pulxaneeks a friend and mentor for me on this path of Practicing Allyship in support of the Indigneous Peoples of Turtle Island, as well as connecting with my own Ancestry and lineage.

    In our conversation today, we speak of the right use of privilege, the necessity of uncovering your trauma and discovering your gifts, and how every new encounter between indigenous folk and settlers is an opportunity to heal the unresolved pain of first contact, and come back into connection from the heart.

    Enjoy.


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #18 | Next Culture & The Rise of Archearchy - Clinton Callahan (Possibility Management)

    #18 | Next Culture & The Rise of Archearchy - Clinton Callahan (Possibility Management)

    My guest today is Clinton Callahan, an author and cultural edgewalker that calls himself a memetic engineer. He the originator of Possibility Management, a training organization that aims to empower people as bridges to next culture.

    Clinton strikes me as a man from the future. And by that, I mean one who has explored the edges of our current paradigm, and has developed a sophisticated and complex series of memetic distinctions that compose an entirely different gameworld than our modern dominant context.

    In our sweeping conversation, we cover a lot of ground including: the importance of lowering your numbness bar to develop the capacity to truly feel again, understanding our Box intelligence that keeps us from stepping outside of the familiar, and what he believes lies beyond matriarchy and patriarchy - the rise of archearchy.

    It’s okay if you feel a bit lost for the first half hour of our conversation. I promise, it will all make sense (maybe) by the end.

    Enjoy this conversation.


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    • 1 hr 32 min
    #17 | Whiteness in the Wake of Hungry Ghosts - Daniel Foor (Ancestral Medicine)

    #17 | Whiteness in the Wake of Hungry Ghosts - Daniel Foor (Ancestral Medicine)

    My guest today is Daniel Foor a teacher and practitioner of practical animism, specializing in ancestral and family healing and helping folks learn to relate well with the other-than-human world.

    He is a doctor of psychology, as well as a marriage and family therapist, weaving many years of immersion in earth-honouring ways- including European pagan and Native American paths, Mongolian shamanism, and West African tradition.  He is the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing, and over 15 years has given hundreds of trainings and talks across the United States.

    In our conversation today, Daniel and I explore a number of themes, including: the fundamental shift needed to recognize kinship with the natural world, exploring beyond the gender binary through indigenous epistemologies, and naming the practical love languages that are food for your ancestors.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #16 | These Monsters In Perpetual Exile - Bayo Akomolafe

    #16 | These Monsters In Perpetual Exile - Bayo Akomolafe

    I’m very excited to share my conversation today with Bayo Akomolafe, an international speaker, poet and activist in service of a radical paradigm shift in consciousness and culture. He is globally recognised for his unconventional, counterintuitive, and indigenous take on global crisis, civic action and social change. Bayo is also Chief Curator for The Emergence Network and the author of two books, including “These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to My Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home.”

    I first crossed paths with Bayo at the New Story Summit in Scotland, back in 2014, and since then have followed his genre-bending wonderings about how things came to be as they are, often crafting his lectures and essays with surprising and beautiful associations of language and imagery.

    In this episode, we cover a range of topics, including: Understanding fatherhood as a community, the need to confront the monstrosities of masculinity, and the tender wound that may lie at the heart of the patriarchy.


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    #15 | Decolonizing Men's Work - Dallas Goldtooth (1491's)

    #15 | Decolonizing Men's Work - Dallas Goldtooth (1491's)

    My guest today is indigenous activist and comedian Dallas Goldtooth (Diné/Dakota).  I first crossed paths with Dallas at the Bioneers conference back in 2016, as he arrived from the height of the action at Standing Rock - where water protectors clashed with police against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This massive energy project would have cut through their sacred lands and polluted the water, and Standing Rock became a global icon of indigenous resistance.

    Dallas is also a key member of the media team for the Indigenous Environmental Network, a non-violent direct action trainer, and a Dakota cultural/language teacher.  When he’s not fighting on the frontlines, Dallas travels with his all-indigenous comedy troupe, the 1491s.

    In our conversation we touch upon a number of themes, including the subject of toxic masculinity, how much of modern men’s work unconsciously enacts settler-colonialism and cultural appropriation, and the power of humour to connect and create change.

    We begin with a short excerpt from one of his talk’s at the Bioneers conference. Enjoy. 


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    • 1 hr 16 min

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so far listened to three of these podcast and feel so moved by them. really good listen, deep insightful conversations. Boe 💜 Martin 💜 and Day - morning alters - wow, i feel this so much - courage, my companions in the world 🙌
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