New Warrior Training Adventure
“A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that challenged my limitations, my wounding and my impaired vision of my life as a man. A space to discover what held me back from being the man that I could feel truly proud to be. An intense and carefully choreographed event designed to help me see how I hurt myself and those I love, to face the pain I may experience for myself or impose on others and to learn the art of transforming it into personal responsibility – I have found that this is the gateway to liberation from the past.”
— By a New Warrior.
The great disappointment of modern masculinity is that there are so few mature, wise men to show us the way. Most men can admit they did not get enough fathering, many feel that they grew from boy to man without much guidance. The ManKind Project cannot replace these missing Elders but it can empower men to father themselves and, in time, become themselves the Elders and Fathers of the future. Together, we can positively change the future for other boys and young men. Together, we can positively change the way girls and women are impacted by boys and men. Together, we can play our part in creating a future that we can feel proud of.
The Adventure is a modern male Rites of Passage/Initiation and self-examination. We believe that this is crucial to the development of a healthy and mature male self, no matter how old a man is. It is the “hero’s journey” of classical literature and myth that has nearly disappeared in modern culture. We ask men to stop living vicariously through movies, television, addictions and distractions and step up into their own adventure – in real time and surrounded by other men.