Iron John Initiation – Journey to Genius
In this deep dive journey, Matthew takes participants in and through the powerful teachings and invitations presented by master author Robert Bly. Matthew, with 35 years of healing arts experience, 15 years in men’s groups and an uncanny knack for drawing out the insights from the written word helps students dive deep into the work and apply it to their own life.
Mondays, October 4 – December 20, 2021
6-8:30pm Pacific Time
(All meetings will be recorded and uploaded to a private student Drive folder. You may attend at your leisure through the student drive. For those not attending live, a small quiz on the day’s lesson will be provided to keep you up to date!)
- A 2.5 hour Zoom call each week for 12 weeks
- Email and Text support
- 2 one-on-one sessions with group leader (To be scheduled)
- Total Fee: $995 (or ten weekly payments of $109)
or fast paid in full – in advance – $695
• Iron John, by Robert Bly
This Master Class focuses on an in-depth reading of Robert Bly’s masterful work on men’s initiation. In this work, Bly follows the plot-line of an ancient folk tale to explore the process of maturation and growth from boyhood to manhood. He draws significant parallels between this ancient tale and our day-to-day experience in the world. Filled with insights into the process of development and growth, the study of Iron John sheds light on every aspect of becoming clearer and stronger in your daily walk. Of particular interest is the process of Katabasis, the vertical descent, and the way in which we either “go down” consciously with support, and learn how to rise back up better than before. With the only alternative being that we would allow life to “take us down,” and then find ourselves lost on the journey through the deep passage! Matthew helps participants to find the path into and through the shadow work, so that we come through it wiser and deeper and more ready for all that life sends our way.
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