Into the Belly of Ice and Snow for the Third Time

A MEN’S RETREAT

WEEKEND EVENT:
Sat- Sun February 9-10, 2013
FRIDAY EVENING:
February 8th, 7:30 pm
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WEEKEND EVENT:
Camp St. Croix in Hudson, WI
FRIDAY EVENING:
Mayflower Congregational Church in Minneapolis

Description

For thousands of years, during the short days and long nights of the arboreal winter, men have left the comforts of the village to gather in woodland lodges and share their ancient stories, their poetry, laughter, music, ritual, deep feeling and the resonant silence of the whitened woods. Some wild old fire would rekindle in the belly

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Into Minnesota’s deepest winter weeks men will offer direct responses to questions such as “How do men live with soul and purpose?” “What is a man’s role in chaotic times such as these?” “What gifts do men bring back from the wild?”

This weekend retreat will be a time for men to be heard, to seek inspiration, to reclaim and revivify the mythic ground they stand upon.

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Teachers

 
Benjamin Dennis PhD Rev. Lanny Kuester Walton Stanley Timothy Young View Full Teacher Details

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Event Date:
WEEKEND EVENT:
Sat- Sun February 9-10, 2013
FRIDAY EVENING:
February 8th, 7:30 pm
Venue:

WEEKEND EVENT:
Camp St. Croix in Hudson, WI
FRIDAY EVENING:
Mayflower Congregational Church in Minneapolis



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Event Description

For thousands of years, during the short days and long nights of the arboreal winter, men have left the comforts of the village to gather in woodland lodges and share their ancient stories, their poetry, laughter, music, ritual, deep feeling and the resonant silence of the whitened woods. Some wild old fire would rekindle in the belly

Into Minnesota’s deepest winter weeks men will offer direct responses to questions such as “How do men live with soul and purpose?” “What is a man’s role in chaotic times such as these?” “What gifts do men bring back from the wild?”

This weekend retreat will be a time for men to be heard, to seek inspiration, to reclaim and revivify the mythic ground they stand upon.

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Teachers

Benjamin Dennis PhD

A mythologist and writer, passionately involved in rites of passage and storytelling. With a life-long love of story, myth, and psychology, his mythic interests include Greek mythology, Native American story, European Fairy Tale, and Hindu epic literature. Ben holds his PhD in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpenteria, CA. He has worked in the diverse fields of commercial fishing, construction, the U.S. Air Force, stock broker, and 19 years as a major city Fire Fighter. See

Rev. Lanny Kuester

Doctor of Ministry, Marriage and Family Therapy, a United Church of Christ pastor, a therapist, a Vietnam War Veteran, and active in the Minnesota Men’s Conference for many years. He has a life-long passion for indigenous folktales, initiation stories and mythologies, and has studied with spiritual elders from in many parts of the globe.

Walton Stanley

A well-known writer in the Twin Cities theater community with twenty seven years acting and developing professional theater productions. He has worked in many capacities with the Minnesota Men’s Conferences since 1984, and has worked with the Minnesota Rites of Passage and Minnesota Men’s Council. He is currently working on a book about Gilgamesh, the earliest recorded story in western civilization.

Timothy Young

poet and teacher, taught at-risk youth in Minnesota before starting The Two Boots Poetry Tour, The Holtby House Concert Series, and Feeding The Story -- ventures which provide live music, poetry and stories in various communities, libraries, and schools. He has been with the Minnesota Men’s Conference in many capacities since its beginning.  In 2003 The Thousands Press and the Minnesota Men’s Conference published his book, Building in Deeper Water.  In 2010 Red Dragonfly Press published his latest book of poems, Herds of Bears Surround Us.

 




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