What do the terms man, male, and masculinity mean in our lives today? We have seen our world transform significantly and many would say it has changed for the better, but there is still work for us to do. We have faced the perils of patriarchal governments and religions and have found them wanting. So, where does that leave those of us who identify as men? How can we proudly wear these identifiers, given all that has occurred in their name? Specifically, how can we, the Witches, reclaim the words man, male, and masculine as we have done so effectively with the title witch? How can a clear understanding of mature masculinity improve our relationships with ourselves, with our divinities, and with the people in our lives?
In this series of classes, we will attack this head on. We will explore four archetypes of mature masculinity. We will delve into the concepts of the King, the Warrior, the Magician, and the Lover as four elements that, when combined in due measure, produce mature men of great value. Men who can effectively serve a community. Men who can effectively serve the world.
All gender identities are equally welcome to join in this exploration.
Instructor JT Mouradian is a proud graduate of the Temple’s Mystery School and has been exploring the mysteries his whole life. For a number of years, he has focused on what treasures mature male mysteries hold for our world as part of the Temple’s Capricorn Ministry. JT has lived a complex and dynamic spiritual path and has been actively seeking unity through diversity in all of his work. He has had a passion for teaching through open communication for almost thirty years now and is looking forward to sharing this class with you.
Course Material: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette
September 16th, 2019 – Class One: Encountering the Four Masculine Archetypes
Please read Chapter 1 thru Chapter 4 of the text in preparation for this class
October 7th, 2019 – Class Two: Exploring the King Archetype
Please read Chapter 5 of the text in preparation for this class
November 4th, 2019 – Class Three: Exploring the Warrior Archetype
Please read Chapter 6 of the text in preparation for this class
December 2nd, 2019 – Class Four: Exploring the Magician Archetype
Please read Chapter 7 of the text in preparation for this class
January 6th, 2020 – Class Five: Exploring the Lover Archetype
Please read Chapter 8 of the text in preparation for this class
February 3rd, 2020 – Class Six: Uniting the Four Together in Ritual
Please read the Conclusion of the text in advance of this class
Classes will be held at the Temple of Witchcraft at 49 North Policy Street, Salem, NH, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
There will also be an opportunity to attend the classes live via Zoom videoconference for remote participants who are unable to attend in person at the Temple. Given the conversational aspects of this course, it would be best if you could share the room with us. For remote participants unable to attend the videoconference, a video recording will be made available.
Commitment: This course is designed as an integrated set of courses that build upon one another with a culminating ritual that incorporates all of the preceding work. It would best be attended as a complete course.
Prerequisites: None. All students are welcome!
Cost: $100 for the complete course, paid in full prior to the first class.
To Register: Use the following online application form. Registration must be confirmed and is at the discretion of the instructor.