If you've come here, you're probably looking for ways to lay hold of a richer, juicier life. We have within ourselves the resources for our healing,liberation and growth; for the integration of the spiritual, emotional, and erotic aspects of our lives. Losing ourselves in deeply play, we rediscover the bigger, freer, more joyous selves we're capable of becoming.
Part of my calling is to offer myself to you as a companion on your journey.
I also facilitate structured group workshops for men who want to explore and play more deeply together.
I teach basic principles of ritual: language, gesture, interpersonal process, and communal expression. These principles can
help you to better express your shared hopes and longings; to voice your joys and grief; to celebrate your communion with other men who love men.
I encourage you to play with possibility, to experiment together, to find your own way, rather than telling you how to "do it right." The only authentic ritual is ritual that a community creates for itself.
I like to think of good group ritual as "spiritual jazz." It's based on paying close attention to each other and building on that energy in call and response.
A central feature of my workshops is the Ritual Tent: a sacred zone, laboratory, and play space where participants can enshrine their sacred objects; try out the "feel" of imagery and practices from various cultures; invent ritual together from scratch using the "building blocks" I give them.
I offer these workshops when a "critical mass" of men have individually expressed an interest. I also offer them on request to groups of men who've already decided among themselves that they want to build shared spiritual community through group practice.