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Minnesota Men's Conference
Sept. 19th-24th, 2000
|Feasting the Mother Bear
What can men of all ages, colors, cultures do to make this new era a feast of hope and possibility for the living planet and its peoples. For millennia both men and women have suffered hardship to cause the survival of their families. After centuries of being sent to endless wars, cheated out of their homelands by industry and politics, enslaved and indentured, the humdrum-work-a-day technological existence of the "modern" 20th century seemed like a relief at the time.
However, in a world gone mad with greed, the legacy and price of this "relief" has left most men feeling robbed of their natural worth and spiritual usefulness.
Come together now and through ancient myths, our own stories, poetry, ritual, grief, ecstasy and our love for the Divine Female, let us work to find our personal and collective gifts.
Like carriers of sacred seeds we should begin to cultivate our usefulness without losing our natural love of life and play.
We are asking all the men to reach back toward young men-both the fathered and the fatherlessand to work out rituals and ways of communication in order to offer to the younger men what the culture as whole does not.
Robert Bly received this year the McKnight Distinquished Artist Award. http://www.mcknight.org/releases/da-500.htm
Miguel Rivera, a musician and drummer, is a man who is in love with the language of sound. A regular teacher at this conference since 1993 it is always an honor to have Miguel teach drumming, read poetry, and assist Martín in leading rituals and reaching out to new particpants.
Doug von Koss returns again this year to lead early morning chanting circles explore the sung and spoken Languages of the Heart from many world cultures and spiritual traditions.
This years conference will be held once again
at Camp Miller, a beautiful YMCA camp on
100+ acres of woods, fields and waterfront,
on Sturgeon Lake 100 miles north of the
Twin Cities. The cabins, dining room and
main meeting lodge are a combination of
rustic and modern. The camp staff are superb,
the food is excellent and the sauna is always hot!
The Minnesota Mens Conference is supported entirely by participant fees and individual donations to the scholarship fund. Help reach out to a young man by sponsoring him to this years conference. Please send a check or money order for $10, $25, $50, even a full scholarship
16th Minnesota Mens Conference
Sept. 19 - 24, 2000
Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota
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See Previous 1999 Men's Conference info
See Previous 1998 Men's Conference info
History of Men's Conferences
Martin Prechtel from 1997 mens conference flyer
Martin Prechtel website for his year 2000 schedule- at FloweringMountain.com
Robert Bly from 1997 mens conference flyer
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