Meeting our Monsters: Patriarchy’s Mother Wound#
What lies at the heart of patriarchy? How has the unwillingness to address the inner male child led to personal and cultural repression of emotions and vulnerability, and thus a festering of the initial Mother Wound?
Looking to potential solutions, we ask: how can addressing the Mother Wound allow men to (re)establish a profound sense of connection to this earth, and to others, that they are deeply, and naturally longing for? How can we repattern through remothering, thereby restoring the feminine within the masculine and being in right relationship?
Continuing on from the previous module, we’ll connect the dots through the psychological and mythic roots of patriarchy, to explain the ongoing, destructive drive for masculine domination. We invite a look within towards internal narratives that shape behaviour and thus, culture. We will also look outwards, through the mythopoetic lens, illuminating ancient stories and revising cultural myths, exploring the stories the patriarchy has coopted and constructed.
Ian MacKenzie #
Ian MacKenzie is a filmmaker and writer who lives on the Salish Sea with his partner and young son. For over 12 years, he’s been tracking the global emergence of new culture. From the desert of Burning Man to the heart of Occupy Wall St, he has sought and amplified the voices of visionaries, artists and activists who have been working toward planetary system change. He is most known for his films Sacred Economics, Amplify Her, Occupy Love, and Lost Nation Road. He has studied with Stephen Jenkinson at the Orphan Wisdom School since 2012, and Tamera Healing Biotope since 2015. In 2019, he founded The Mythic Masculine podcast and in 2020 he launched A Gathering of Stories.