WE ARE STRONGER IN UNION
THE POWER OF CIRCLES
Men have been sitting in circles in all cultures from ancient times. Each of us has ancestors who sat in circles together, perhaps in a hut or around a fire, drumming, singing, dancing, telling stories, telling jokes, proposing ideas, teaching, and sharing their lives with each other.
In those circles people found solutions to their problems, managed conflict, made conscious decisions, they laughed and played, celebrated and grieved together, and learned to love. Many topics were discussed such as parenting, sexual intimacy, relationships, community living, sustainability, health and recreation, business, life purpose, mission finding, manhood, life, death, and much more.
Circles create more wholeness, balance, and equality for all who sit in them. Sitting in circles supports who we are and who we want to be. Circles take us away from everyday life and into a mini-retreat.
In the circle we make a conscious decision to make space in our lives for growth and development and this is supported by the others. In turn, we support them in their own journey.
The wisdom of the circle and the collective group intelligence is available to all. This wisdom is absorbed within each man and imparted to everyone within his life, including friends, family, and associates.
Today, due to our fast pace of life men’s circles are a rarity. In my opinion this is a disaster to the evolution of mankind. More than ever it is vital that as men we reach out to other men once again if we are to reclaim our authentic masculinity and become the best man possible in this life, not only for ourselves, but for the other people in our lives and for the sake of the earth.
Be heard by other men
Reach out to other men
Learn to trust other Men
Learn to Trust Yourself
Form a supportive brotherhood
Learn Compassionate Listening
Learn to Trust other Yourself and other Men
Be vulnerable in a safe environment
Share your deepest passions, without being judged
Share your deepest fears, without being judged
Develop Self Confidence
Develop Commitment, Accountability, and Integrity
Know Your Mission and Purpose in Life
Learn about many topics associated with Masculinity
WHAT HAPPENS IN A MEN’S CIRCLE
The beauty of Men’s Circles is that we never know what will happen or what will be discussed.
We start by acknowledging each brother in the circle.
We set our intentions for the circle.
And then we share and listen.
Sometimes we simply share whatever is on fire in our hearts at the time.
Other times we hold each other accountable related to agreed commitments.
Other times we focus on a specific or random topic. Such as Personal intentions, trust and vulnerability, personal conflict management, male psychology, archetypal psychology, relationships, women, intimacy and self love, sexuality, health, money and finance, personal growth, adventure, shadow projection work, fatherhood, brotherhood, parenthood, etc, etc.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each cycle of online mens circles runs for 10 weeks.
There is a circle call using zoom.us every week usually on Mondays.
The time and day can vary based on Craig’s location and the location of each man.
Each call lasts for approx. 2 hours.
A maximum of 12 men are allowed into the circle at any one time.
No new men can enter into the circle after call 3 (week 3) has ended.
In addition to each circle, from time to time resource material may be sent out or shared.
All Circles are led and facilitated by Craig himself.
“If we desire a society in which men are brothers, then we must act towards one another with brotherhood. If we can build such a society, then we would have achieved the ultimate goal of human freedom.”