The Archetypes in the Green Man

This is the eighth and final mystery reading in the Green Man series – brief texts that illuminate aspects of masculinity through nature while exploring the major masculine archetypes. A central truth about the archetypes is that they all reside within each one of us. You may feel more drawn toward one than the others,Continue reading “The Archetypes in the Green Man”

The Dream of Love and Freedom

This is the seventh mystery reading in the Green Man series – brief texts that illuminate aspects of masculinity through nature while exploring the major masculine archetypes. It’s a different kind of mystery reading, because it’s the narration of a dream: In the dream, the old man spoke to me of love, and of freedom.Continue reading “The Dream of Love and Freedom”

A Mystery Reading for The King Archetype

This is the sixth mystery reading in the Green Man series – brief texts that illuminate aspects of masculinity through nature while exploring the major masculine archetypes. Sun and Lion A poetic name for the sun in Spanish is “El Astro Rey”: The King of the Stars. The sun is indeed our ultimate king, whoseContinue reading “A Mystery Reading for The King Archetype”

A Mystery Reading for The Wizard Archetype

This is the fifth mystery reading in the Green Man series – brief texts that illuminate aspects of masculinity through nature while exploring the major masculine archetypes.  Stag and Serpent The stag and the serpent don’t grow without shedding. Whether they shed antlers or skin, these animals are masters of transformation, striding and slithering throughContinue reading “A Mystery Reading for The Wizard Archetype”

A Mystery Reading for The Father Archetype

This is the fourth mystery reading in the Green Man series – brief texts that illuminate aspects of masculinity through nature while exploring the major masculine archetypes.  Oak and Eagle The oak, one of the most common trees in the temperate climes of the world, is also one of the sturdiest and tallest. Because ofContinue reading “A Mystery Reading for The Father Archetype”

A Mystery Reading for The Lover Archetype

This is the third mystery reading in the Green Man series – brief texts that illuminate aspects of masculinity through nature while exploring the major masculine archetypes.  Chili Pepper and Avocado “Keep shaking the chili like that and you’ll send the seeds flying everywhere.” The Native peoples of the Americas made jokes in their languagesContinue reading “A Mystery Reading for The Lover Archetype”

A Mystery Reading for The Warrior Archetype

This is the second mystery reading in the Green Man series – brief texts that illuminate aspects of masculinity through nature while exploring the major masculine archetypes.  Lightning and Wind Humankind’s first experience with glass was probably the discovery of the filament-like unique shapes that result when lightning strikes the beach. These shapes, half buriedContinue reading “A Mystery Reading for The Warrior Archetype”

Mysteries of the Green Man

The Green Man Group recently began at my local naturist park. As it is currently run, it is a once-a-month hour-long session of Kundalini yoga for men, with themes such as creativity or acceptance, loosely based on movement through the chakras. The same instructor runs a parallel group for women called Goddess Gathering. I haveContinue reading “Mysteries of the Green Man”

That Nude Scene in Roma

The Oscars are just a few days away, and if you haven’t had a chance to see Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white Mexico City opus Roma, you can still watch it on Netflix or at your local theater. It’s been nominated in ten categories, including best picture, foreign language film, director, cinematography, lead actress and supporting actress. TheContinue reading “That Nude Scene in Roma”