HIDDEN WINE presents
FREE Pre-Conference EVENING EVENT
Lightning-Bark Words From the Cave of Cesh Corran:
An Evening with Martin Shaw and Jay Leeming
For one night only we are proud to present an evening with UK storyteller Martin Shaw and poet Jay Leeming. This is a rallying call for all vagabonds, brigands and piratical nomads to gather for a night of rousing Gaelic story and electifying poetry. Once present we will light fires, rub shoulders and feed the horses for the ride up to our home of delightful wildness, The Minnesota Mens Conference. Please join us at your rightful place by the fire.
Monday, September 3rd, 2007
Magers and Quinn Bookstore
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For more information call:
Craig Ungerman (860) 923-6987
for registration click here
Robert Moore, Ph D. is an internationally recognized Jungian psychoanalyst and consultant in private practice in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Author and editor of numerous books in psychology and spirituality, he lectures internationally.
Eric Larsen is a novelist, critic, and teacher. The subjects of literary and political culture, and of changes in them, have been among Larsen’s strongest interests throughout his career, a fact testified to by his fifth book, A Nation Gone Blind:
Robert Bly, internationally recognized and award-winning author and poet, helped found the modern men's movement. He has taught men how to create a home for what is best in them. He inspires both men and women to lead a life of intensity and beauty that brings them together into community.
The Wind Isn't Depressed:
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Malidoma Somé: village elder, author, comes to us from the Dagara Tribe of West Africa. He an astonishing teacher, able to bring in ideas almost unheard of in the West. His first book was Of Water and The Spirit, and his new book is The Healing Wisdom of Africa.
Daniel Deardorff As a gifted singer, musician, and storyteller, he brings the luminous mythological to the conference. Danny Deardorff carries mysteries into a new place. "Myth is a story that tells a sacred truth without the use of facts."
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 in leading rituals and reaching out to new particpants.
Doug von Koss joyously returns again this year to lead early morning chanting. Many participants return to this conference just to begin each day in “one voice” under his guidance. He teaches the vowel sounds as well as chants from the Near East and the West.
Tom Gambell: a 6th Degree Black Belt, is a returning teacher this year. He has taught Aikido for over 30 years, and is the Chief Instructor of East Bay Aikido in Oakland, CA. He teaches that once the principles of Aikido are embodied, they become a source of strength and guidance in everyday living. He will do workshops that will be open to all participants on the art of compassionate self-defense.
The Minnesota Mens Conference was started by Robert Bly in 1984. This was shortly after the interview between Keith Thompson and Robert Bly called What do Men Really Want? This first conference, as well as all the ones following have included the telling of old stories, the gifts of poetry, making music together and opening our hearts to grief, which sometimes appears when men who trust each other gather together for a few days.
This conference has been blessed with many fine teachers such as Etheridge Knight, James Hillman, Michael Meade, and Terry Dobson in the 1980’s. Aaron Kipnis, John Lee and Robert Moore joined us in the 1990’s. In 1993 with the addition of Malidoma Somé, Miguel Rivera, Haki Madhubuti and Martín Prechtel, the conference moved towards a richer diversity of thought and a deeper connection to our ancestors. In the last few years we have begun to ask that men who have been given the honey of the old stories and soul teaching give some of this sweetness back to younger men. So again we are inviting 30 young men between the ages of 13 and 20 to attend this years conference.
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.
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!
1984What Do Men Dance About?
1985Bringing Back the Gold! Men, Failure and Harvest
1986Men’s Work in World: Leaving the Father’s House
1987Animal Truths, Imagination and Danger: On the Track of Male Nature
1988Passion and Purpose in the Male Psyche
1989Developing the King: Inside and Outside
1990Men in Community: Men in Ritual
1992Men in Relationships
1993The Hostile Brother
1994The Generous Mothers and the Angry Mothers: Giving Gifts to Both
1995Shimmering Flowers on the Community Tree: Growing Into Our Ancestor’s Faces
1996The Adolescent Society and the Way Men Are
1997Reaching Back to Younger Men
1998Tracking Our Own Souls: Men in Nature and the Nature of Men
1999Old Grandmother Growth: Men, boys and the Trickster
2000Feasting the Mother Bear
2001Who is the Friend of the Hidden One?
2002What will Heal the Wounded King?
2003The Dragon of Grandiosity
2004The Souls Survival When Things Fall Apart
2005Three Roots, Three Roads, Three Dances
2006What Is Stealing the Courage of So Many Men?
23rd Annual Minnesota Men’s Conference, Sept 4-9, 2007
Camp Miller, Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota
Attendance will be limited to 90 adult men and 30 young men.
Cost : $700 Adult Men, $375 young men
After your registration is received, a confirmation letter with conference details will be sent.
Minnesota Men's Conference Registration
I am registering for the 23rd Annual Minnesota Mens Conference Sept 4th-9th. 2007
Please print this form on paper and send in with your registration deposit
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What you need to know if you are registering for the Men's Conference.
MINNESOTA MEN'S CONFERENCE 2007
The Insanity Iron John
My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy
The Winged Energy of Delight
The Urge to Travel Long Distances
The Night Abraham Called To The Stars;
Eating the Honey of Words
Robert Moore: Facing the Dragon ( 2003)
Malidoma Some: Of Water and Spirit
Eric Larsen: A Nation gone Blind: America in an Age of Simplification and Deceit - see Amazon link
The Minnesota Men’s 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 year’s conference. Please send a check or money order for $10, $25, $50, even a full scholarship
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