July 19th -July 25th, 2020
Men’s Online Journey Intensive
We are offering a Dynamic Online Journey Intensive option this year.
Registration due by July 15th, 2020.
This summer, we came up against the struggle of providing the essential safety needed to take the necessary risks of a worthwhile wilderness journey. It became increasingly apparent to us that we could not provide the safety needed to create the conditions for a meaningful and deep weeklong wilderness journey.
Nonetheless, we are people drawn to living the Hero’s Journey myth from across the globe. We will continue to provide solid containers for people who long to be a part of something larger than themselves.
We tirelessly strive to adapt and create unique opportunities for shared participation in a journey that holds the necessity of risking, embraces mystery, and welcomes enchantment.
Over and over again, no matter what, we place ourselves on the precipice of transformation, on a developmental edge – spaces that hold the potential for awakening and illumination on one hand, and the inevitability of pain, struggle and the disappointments of being human on the other.
We are fortunate to have been working intensively online for a number of years already, and we are experienced at creating dynamic communal and group encounters on a screen format.
The ability to become ‘capable of the unexpected’ has surprisingly excited and motivated us, and we are positioned now to offer an Online Journey Intensive for men.
We will not try to replace the summer journeys we create on the mountain, but we will build and create the necessary vessels needed for deep, meaningful, and transformational work – work that can only take place in a solid and vitalizing group experience.
In this way, the group work itself will hold a continuous thread through the week-long journey processes we have conducted now for decades.
Michael Mervosh, HJF Executive Director
Contact Josef Beraha for any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONLINE JOURNEY FORMAT
- SEVEN DAYS
- TWICE A DAY – INTENSIVE GROUP WORK
- PLUS DAILY COMMUNITY COUNCIL PARTICIPATION
- NATURE IMMERSION BREAKS
- MEDICINE WALK – A DAY OF TOTAL SOLITUDE
Work Consistently With Three Essential Phases of the Hero’s Journey Myth:
SEPARATION – INITIATION – RETURN
IN ADDITION, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
- Experience Dynamic Group Facilitation By Our Seasoned Staff
- Be Open To Experiences That Offer Surprising Intimacy and Depth
- Establish Life-Giving Connections With Worthwhile Men
- Move Through Long Established Limiting Patterns
- Experience Surrendering Into Mystery & Soul
THE KEY COMPONENTS OF OUR JOURNEY FORMAT:
- GROUP WORK AS THE ELEMENTAL CAULDRON FOR AWAKENING & CHANGE
- COMMUNITY COUNCILS TO EXPLORE INNER DEPTHS & COMMON GROUND
- ENTER NATURE SETTINGS AT HOME TO COUNTER-BALANCE SCREEN TIME
An Orientation To The Men’s Journey
The Hero’s Journey ® Myth spans across all cultures and time….
The Men’s Hero’s Journey ® Summer Online Intensive for 2020 provides men from across the world with the best of what we have to offer – our intensive group work. Our journeys have been designed to deeply engage the particular needs that men face at essential developmental stages of their lives. What we do on during these intensive experience is deeply live into the journey myth of the hero.
The archetypal myth of the Hero’s Journey ® is an ageless and timeless immersion into the transformative currents of personal and planetary evolution.
It is particularly relevant in these times of a global pandemic – in a politically polarized world – and in a culture demanding a deeper confrontation with racial injustice and police brutality.
The journey calls us away from the familiar horizons of home and habit, and to venture forth into the unknown territories within us. It calls us to the adventure given us by living into our one true and vital life – as we face the ordeals that call us to our best and most authentic responses to the circumstances we are facing.
Through consistently ‘do-able’ action, we become a living, personified inspiration of whatever potential lies within the consciousness of our human bodies and minds.
Joseph Campbell said that it is not an exaggeration to say that the hero’s myth provides us with a ‘secret opening‘ through which the inexhaustible life force energies of the universe pour down and into human beings, making the eternal world manifest right here in our daily world.
Campbell called this ‘becoming the zeal of eternity for incarnation in time’. When we are actively living into and coming forth from the hero’s myth, when we actively take up our own personal challenge and journey through it, we both embody a personal presence while also being aware of and connected a presence larger and beyond what we typically live.
Upon Your Enrollment
You will be directed to detailed preparation section to help you get ready for your Hero’s Journey ® Intensive. This will include guidance to help you begin your journey while staying at home.
You will be asked to respond to self-reflective questions and meditations, and we will suggest some reading to prepare you as well.
We will want a few brief, thoughtfully written reflections on Six Preparation Questions that you will submit to us before your arrival on the mountain, along with necessary paperwork.
Awake. Aware. Enlivened. Engaged.
Be The Hero Of Your Own Life