LOVER ARCHETYPE DAY 21/21

LOVER ARCHETYPE DAY 21/21

so the lover is done. (although my journey with him is really only getting started!)  I can feel him occupying me so much more fully. Honest, vulnerable, playful, in love with life, broken hearted, a little addictive and over the top sometimes,  capable of totally...
BEAST ARCHETYPE DAY 20/21

BEAST ARCHETYPE DAY 20/21

so the penny dropped yesterday that i’ve been in a sort of depressive hole a bit lately. the desire to SLEEP and HIDE has been really strong. also the feeling that i’m escaping from something. add to that my back/shoulder/rib cage has been in kinda spasm...
Evolve Or Die, Bitch. (a poem)

Evolve Or Die, Bitch. (a poem)

Evolve or Die, Bitch. lets be clear, I use that word here, in the non-gender specific sense.I imagine mother naturewith ghetto sensibilities. she’s tough, and manipulative too and will assault you with pleasure and pain and doesn’t necessarily “care” about you as an...

The Integrated Man project

what the fuck is an ‘integrated’ man? I’ve been thinking about it a lot. In 2014 I ran the first 8 week programs where we journeyed various masculine archetypes (I took the traditional 4 – king, warrior, magician, lover) added 3 more – the beast, the poet and the god....
Dissolving The Story

Dissolving The Story

“Drop the knife or I’m really going to smash you.” I didn’t even realise I was holding it in my hand. My face was still numb from the first punch I’d taken and there were no thoughts at all going through my mind, just rage, pain and defiance. For the eight years I’d...
Why Are You Such A Grinch Dane?

Why Are You Such A Grinch Dane?

As a small boy I loved Christmas. I grew up in the early 80s in the north of England. Christmas meant snow, magically themed British Christmas television shows, family gathering at our house, hours of playing with Lego and watching James Bond movies. I didn’t know it,...