Reclaiming the Divine Masculine

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May 18th, 2024 - May 25th, 2024 | Wildlands in the San Francisco Bay Area | Scott Eberle, Logan Falley

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Reclaiming the Divine Masculine

A Program for Men in this Modern Age

For the longest time, patriarchal beliefs and proscribed gender roles have discouraged men from learning to listen deeply and gently reflect. In the last half of the century, we’ve seen a growing recognition of the importance for each person to make their own spiritual connection with the Divine – an energy that resides inside each of us and in the natural world. But even for those who aspire to cultivating a spiritual life, rarely is there time, space, and support for this kind of
deeper attunement.

Come join us for a week in the natural world as we explore the Four Directions of the Divine Masculine. We’ll first spend a day in the South, where the body serves as a temple for the soul. Then will come a day in the West, where the storytelling adolescent boy seeks to find identity and meaning in the world by exploring his shadow. Next is a day in the North, where the empowered adult man looks to be of service to his people and use those gifts found in the West. And finally, starting at the crack of dawn, will be a day in the East: the place of Spirit, God, Goddess, Beauty, Love, and – in this week of exploration – the Divine Masculine.

Program Overview: To encourage our busy minds to settle, each day we will sit in silent meditation—some sessions optional, some encouraged.

We also will gather in council, holding space for the sharing and witnessing of stories. Afternoons will include time for walking in the natural world to explore each of the four directions of the Divine Masculine, culminating in a sunrise-to-late-afternoon solo walk on the day in the East. When we reconvene, we’ll then spend two days hearing
stories from this solo time.

A note about gender: We invite anyone to join us who identifies – wholly or in part –
as “a man” or as “masculine.” We are looking to create the cohesion that comes with
an affinity group, while also being inclusive.

A note about religion & spirituality: We welcome people of any religious affiliation.
We also welcome people without any religious affiliation. Our aim is to offer to participants the bare-bones spiritual practice of fasting alone in the natural world—a way for each person to source their own connection with the Divine, however they conceive of that.

Program Questions Contact: Scott Eberle at [email protected]

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TUITION: $975-2925
DEPOSIT: $300

Sliding Scale: To honor the vast difference of financial resources among us, all of our program tuition is based on a sliding scale. We set forth no criteria and ask that you pay what is appropriate for your circumstances and access to financial resources. You can see recommendations on using the sliding scale here. If the low end of the sliding scale is still too much, scholarship assistance is available , please reach out to the office for more info.

Cancellations: Cancellations are hard on the participant, the School, and the guides. We respect the unpredictability of life, and we are diligent about running an organization sustainably.

-If you cancel 60 or more days prior to the start date of your program, you will receive a full refund of any tuition paid, minus any deposits.

-If you cancel 59 days or less prior to the start date of your program, and we can fill your spot, then you will receive a full refund of any tuition paid, minus any deposits.

-If we cannot fill your spot, and you cancel within 59 days of the start of your program, then we hold you accountable for paying the tuition at the lowest end of the sliding scale.

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 Please fill out and submit the enrollment form and then pay the program deposit below. Before you pay the deposit, please read deposit section below, all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. After your enrollment form is complete, please submit all health and liability forms.

Pay program deposit

Deposits: This deposit signifies your commitment to the program and is deducted from the tuition balance. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. They cover the work of the specific course you signed up for, including all communication involved as well as the fee that guides pay to the school administration for the course accounting. 

Additional Deposit: Some programs require a second deposit to help us affirm commitments. Last minute cancellations make it hard to fill openings and incur a loss of income to the School and the guides.

Tuition Balance: Balance of tuition can be paid before or upon arrival. Simply deduct any deposits made from the amount you’ve chosen on the sliding scale.

Submit Waitlist form

This program is full; however, you may add your name to the Waitlist by clicking the Waitlist button below.

Additional course details & Materials

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We will meet on wildlands in the Bay Area at Henry Coe State Park. Please plan to arrive by early afternoon on Saturday May 18th. We will begin that afternoon as early as 1 pm. More logistics will be provided after you enroll.
ADDITIONAL FEES: Camping fee of $100 will be collected at the time of the program.

You will be responsible for bringing your own food and equipment, though we can provide some gear if needed. We ask everyone to come prepared to live self-sufficiently. You will need to bring shelter and clothing suitable for a full range of inclement weather. 

All participants must submit the required health questionnaire and liability form.

If you have questions about the enrollment process contact us at [email protected] or call 760-938-3333.

We will gather at Henry Coe State Park, a wilderness backcountry site in the South Bay area. This park is on the ancestral and contemporary lands of the Muwekma Ohlone people. In pre-colonial times, the Muwekma Ohlone people lived in more than 50 different groups spread across the southern half of the Bay Area, each group living off the bounty of the land by fishing, hunting and gathering. Their lives were changed dramatically—and often violently—when Spanish colonizers in California constructed missions whose purpose was to Chrisitanize native people and their cultures. Visit the Muwekma website – http://muwekma.org/ — to learn how these people are now revitalizing their Cochenya language, rediscovering traditional dances, and reclaiming knowledge about traditional native plants.

To learn more about our commitment to regenerative relationships please visit Cultural Relations.